DRAAL-V26 Server Schedule Maintenance

Hello,     We will be installing some much-required security updates on one of our hypervisor servers. This will necessitate a restart after completion. Unfortunately, this also means that servers and services hosted on the server will also be affected. We would not be performing this exercise unless absolutely necessary.   This will be taking place on 25th April 2015, …

DRAAL-V27 Server Schedule Maintenance

Hello,   We will be installing some much-required security updates on one of our hypervisor servers. This will necessitate a restart after completion. Unfortunately, this also means that servers and services hosted on the server will also be affected. We would not be performing this exercise unless absolutely necessary.   This will be taking place on 24th April 2015, Friday …

Microsoft Security Bulletin MS15-034 – Critical

Vulnerability in HTTP.sys Could Allow Remote Code Execution (3042553) Published: April 14, 2015 Active DOS exploits for MS14-034 are already underway We strongly suggest all customers running windows servers perform a windows update and install this patch. Executive Summary  This security update resolves a vulnerability in Microsoft Windows. The vulnerability could allow remote code execution if an attacker sends a …

Shared Mail Service Transition

We are in the process of migrating the shared mail service to a new high powered server. Migration process will be carried out in such a way to ensure seamless migration and minimum downtime.   The migration process will be performed on Saturday (11th April, 2015) midnight.   Possible issues and risk involved There would be a downtime of 1-2 …

SSL Certificate Transparency

At the beginning of February this year we saw the enforcement of a Certificate Transparency (CT) initiative by Google to log, audit and monitor certificates that CAs have issued. The idea behind this is to create a public log of all SSL certificates allowing a domain owner to monitor the log for the issuance of certificates on any domain they own. …

New pricing announcement for Windows Server Licenses

It’s that time of year again where the good old folks at Microsoft have let us get over our new year / wintery blues just in time for their latest announcement in what now appears to be an almost guaranteed twice yearly increase in Windows Server licenses. Thankfully no other software has been increased and those on Windows Server Web …

5 days to go for HELM

Hello everyone Just a quick note to let you know we now have only 5 days until the HELM control panel is being switched off for Good on: MIDNIGHT 31st January 2015. Over the course of this week I will be joining the support team to contact the remaining customers to see what help you need to complete this migration …

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WebsitePanel Upgrade

As part of continuous improvement efforts to ensure the availability, reliability and performance of our infrastructure, we are going to upgrade our WebsitePanel to version 2.1.0. This will have more new features and also fixes few bugs with existing features. Some of the New Features New Updated Look Enable/Disable Dynamic and Static Webpage Compression Restart Website Application Pools Change Website the Error …

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HELM Hosting servers to be turned off 31st Jan 2015

Please note that all legacy servers used by the HELM hosting control panel will be turned off on Jan 31st 2015. All websites and other services hosted on these servers will cease working after this date. It has come to our attention that some customers have unfortunately completely mis-interpreted the HELM EOL announcements and think that we are no longer …

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Firewall upgrade maintenance

As part of continuous improvement efforts to ensure the availability, reliability and performance of BlueThunder infrastructure, we are going to replace key data networking equipment on today, Jan-04-2015, Perimeter Firewall hardware will further enhance network reliability and security as well as significantly increase performance. We will going to perform firewall upgrade maintenance work at 5:00 PM (GMT) today. During maintenance …