Security at home – encrypted home directories

This isn't directly server related at all, more for the home or office user who wants to make sure things are nice and secure. At the office we like to also make sure our desktops are fairly safe to connect from as well, mostly  in case the machines ever get stolen, we know our data… Continue reading Security at home – encrypted home directories

Plan pricing in NZD, USD, GBP and AUD

Historically all our server prices were denominated in US dollars. We have just updated our plans so that new orders are denominated in currency of the country where the server is located.  i.e. NZ-based servers in NZD, Oz-based serves in AUD, and London-based servers in GBP. Typically customers ordering servers in those locations we live… Continue reading Plan pricing in NZD, USD, GBP and AUD

Twitter Competition – Who won?

The randomly chosen main prize of $100 VPS Hosting credit went to a guy called Simon W  @simon_w - http://simon.geek.nz/ Simon had been desperate to get away from shared hosting. He couldn't afford to move to his own VPS for another couple of months, so we really happy that he won. We decided because we… Continue reading Twitter Competition – Who won?

RimuHosting launches NZ-based VPS hosting

I am happy to announce RimuHosting is now offering NZ-based VPS hosting. The plans are listed at http://rimuhosting.com/auckland-servers RimuHosting is an NZ company.  But we have never hosted servers from NZ-before.  Most of our customers (and therefore servers) are over in the US and the UK. So a couple of weeks back had our San… Continue reading RimuHosting launches NZ-based VPS hosting

Twitter competition: Win $100 worth of RimuHosting hosting credits

For a bit of fun RimuHosting is giving away a $100 VPS hosting credit.  For example, that is 5 months' worth of MiroVPS1 hosting  for your  own website! To enter just re-tweet this message: RT: @rimuhosting is giving away $100 worth of VPS hosting credits. Visit http://tinyurl.com/twittercredits for more info! Click for an easy retweet… Continue reading Twitter competition: Win $100 worth of RimuHosting hosting credits

Upgrading to Karmic Koala ? VPS broken? Heres the fix!

If you upgraded to Ubuntu 9.10, and rebooted, and it hasn't come back up, here's what to do The first thing you try is the console  https://rimuhosting.com/cp/vps/console.jsp . Add your key or setup a password and then ssh into the host it gives you to see if you actually have this problem. If you can… Continue reading Upgrading to Karmic Koala ? VPS broken? Heres the fix!