Monitoring your server

Its always a good option to have monitoring, and there are a lot of options available. If you are interested in uptime and notifications, you can use a service like http://pingability.com If you are interested in making sure services are up and running, and have more time to spare there are a lot of amazing… Continue reading Monitoring your server

Using swap within a VPS

In a virtual environment, disk io can be about the most expensive operation there is. And swap (virtual memory) depends on that heavily. By default we configure a small swap partition for each VPS server so conditions where memory is exhausted can be detected more consistently,

Improved VPS reboot/powercycles

Customers have been able to restart their VPSs (or powercycle them) from the RimuHosting control panel.  We have updated and ajaxified the reboot functionality to provide better feedback on the process and improve the user experience.  Check it out the next time you need a VPS restart.

WordPress mass update script 3.05

From the guys at wordpress We've fixed a pretty critical vulnerability in WordPress' core HTML sanitation library, and because this library is used lots of places it's important that everyone update as soon as possible. I realize an update during the holidays is no fun, but this one is worth putting down the eggnog for.… Continue reading WordPress mass update script 3.05

Data transfer reporting page (new RimuHosting control panel feature)

We have added a new data transfer reporting page.  It show data transfer usage for each server for the last 50-odd days.  With a summary for this and last month. At the moment this page only shows useful information for your Dallas-based VPS and dedicated servers.  Our networking setup in Dallas permits us to watch… Continue reading Data transfer reporting page (new RimuHosting control panel feature)

Introducing Launchtime tailored pricing plans

RimuHosting is proud to introduce the Launchtime tailored pricing algorithm.  This algorithm is an alternative to 'fixed' pricing plans.  And it will be a key tool for us to provide more affordable, fairer and more flexible pricing. Traditional hosting 'fixed' pricing plans offer a set of plans to choose from.  Sometimes (but not always) with… Continue reading Introducing Launchtime tailored pricing plans

Resolving ‘My website is slow’.

We recently had a customer whose website was taking a long time to load. When we checked it was loading fine.  And we could not really find any issue with load on the server. Then we used the excellent firebug plugin for firefox to check what elements (css, js, imgs) the site was loading.  And… Continue reading Resolving ‘My website is slow’.

London special, two months free hosting!

** Update: this offer is officially closed. If you are looking for cheap dedicated server options ask us about our Dallas based Core2Duo plans. We recently had a few unusual servers released to us. These powerful chassis are in an interesting fixed configuration, with 2xDual quad core E5410 Xeon CPUs, 24G RAM, and with 2x750G… Continue reading London special, two months free hosting!

Tomcat 7 released, installer updated

Tomcat is one the most popular Java servlet/JSP containers. Tomcat 6 has been out since 2006 and the Tomcat team has just announced the first stable release of Tomcat 7. At the time of writing version 7.06 is the latest stable release. Tomcat 7 implements the Servlet 3.0, JSP 2.2 and EL 2.2 specifications. Along… Continue reading Tomcat 7 released, installer updated