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WordPress 5.2 “Jaco”

We’ve updated our base VPS images to not only include all the newest security patches for Ubuntu 18.04 LTS and PHP/MariaDB, but to also include the very latest WordPress release. Now there are even more robust tools for identifying and fixing configuration issues and fatal errors. Whether you are a Read More

Product Changes

In order to make the site easier to navigate and less confusing, we have made some changes today to our product lineup.

ClassicPress – a business-focused CMS

Some eagle-eyed customers pointed out on Twitter that we quietly launched a new module (no, not the VPS Enterprise) based on ClassicPress recently. But what on earth is ClassicPress?

Introducing WordPress VPS Enterprise

Are you a large, growing business who need reliable cloud infrastructure to support your online E-Commerce experience? You might want to take a look at our latest module, the WordPress VPS Enterprise.

How Fail2Ban Works to Protect Your VPS

Any service that is exposed to the internet is susceptible to attacks from malicious parties. If your service requires authentication, illegitimate users and bots will attempt to break into your system by repeatedly trying to authenticate using different credentials. A common example of this is with SSH, which will be Read More

Introducing reCAPTCHA v3 (and how to update Contact Form 7 appropriately)

We are excited to announce that Google’s reCAPTCHA v3, which helps you detect abusive traffic on your website without any user friction, has now become the standard for use with WordPress plugins. This version returns a “score” based on the interactions with your website and provides you more flexibility to Read More

WordPress 5.0 ‘Bebo’

It’s time to embrace block-based editing. WordPress 5.0 has been unveiled, debuting a brand-new block-based editor designed to simplify the construction of web pages. The new release also unveils a new default theme, Twenty Nineteen. The new editor is basically the sole highlight for version 5.0, but those who don’t want to Read More

Ubuntu 18.04 Will Get 10-Year Support

The long-term support (LTS) releases of Ubuntu used to get support for five years. This is about to change apparently. Ubuntu 18.04, which we use on all our VPS modules, will now be supported for ten years. Other LTS releases might also get an extended support too. The 10-years support Read More

Advantage of Cloudflare

The advantages of paying the one-off fee for our Cloudflare Integration addon really are worth pointing out. As well as speeding up your website load time considerably (using behaviour similar to a CDN and minifying CSS, Javascript and HTML), Cloudflare adds DNS and DDoS protection and security while reducing useless incoming Read More

Ubuntu 18.04 Upgrades

Now that Ubuntu 18.04.1 is released, we are please to announce that the upgrade of all 16.04 VPS Modules has begun! For transparency, the process is quite painless, and takes about 30 mins per instance. We take a live snapshot before upgrading a module, then issue the following commands apt-get Read More