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Are you using WordPress to power your blog?

March 4th, 2015

WordPress is the most popular blogging software available powering more than 60 million websites. This of course means it’s open to the most abuse.

We’re finding more and more attacks on our servers are caused by exploits in the WordPress software – not through any fault of WordPress itself but the fault of end users who are not applying the numerous patches and security releases that WordPress distribute each year.

It’s essential that if you have WordPress installed on your hosting account that you keep it up-to-date constantly; the software can even do it itself if you configure it that way! Let me say that again. You must always keep up to date with the latest version of WordPress.

There are also a variety of security plugins available to help ‘harden’ your WordPress installation and we’d recommend these too.


More SUPER uptime results!

December 5th, 2014

Just to prove we’re still working hard to make sure your website is available to your customers, our uptime figures for November are in and we’ve scored an awesome 99.96% across our network.

Whilst we’re never happy when this doesn’t reach 100% we’re pretty confident we’ll be able to do that in December.


Scheduled Power Maintenance – server16

October 16th, 2014

Our monitoring systems have detected problems with a PDU (Power Distribution Unit) that supplies critical load to server16. Although load is currently being sustained, the intelligent management of this unit is impaired and it is likely that in the near future this may become service affecting.

Due to this, we are scheduling maintenance to replace this unit. During this maintenance it will be necessary to power down the server for the duration of the replacement process.

MAINTENANCE WINDOW

Start:

2014-10-21 22:00 (BST / GMT+1)

End:

2014-10-21 23:00 (BST / GMT+1)

EXPECTED IMPACT

Total service outage for affected servers of up to 20 minutes during the above window.

Our apologies for the inconvenience caused by this work, however please be assured it is necessary to complete.

Due to this working involving the powering down of hardware, please take time to ensure you have complete backups of your data stored in an off-server location.


MySQL updates – important notice

June 28th, 2014

We will be starting to roll out updates of MySQL version 5.5 starting next week. Although this 5.5 strain has been available for some time now, it’s a major update to our servers and can affect existing sites – particularly ones that are not running the latest versions of PHP software.

Please use this time to ensure your software is up-to-date (which it, of course, always should be!)


99% of simplewebhosting.co.uk customers surveyed would recommend us!

June 9th, 2014

At simplewebhosting.co.uk we work hard to ensure our customers are happy and we never tire of receiving positive feedback. But don’t take our word for it. In our April 2014 customer survey sent to all customers with a live hosting account or domain name registration, 99% of replies said they would be happy to recommend simplewebhosting.co.uk! That’s up from 97% in our previous customer survey.

Of course, we won’t be happy until 100% would recommend us – that’s the next challenge.

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