Outage of SpamCop.net RBL affecting email routing for some clients

One of the RBLs / anti-spam black list server our mail servers monitor, as do many other providers, SpamCop.net by Cisco Systems suffered a major outage today affecting mail routing for some of our clients. The issue was caused by Cisco failing to renew a do main name the system relies on as reported at ... Read More »

1st Feb 2021
Upcoming WebEasy performance / database upgrades

Now the upgrade of  server mars.slightlydifferent.co.nz is complete as phase one of our improved WordPress hosting platform we are moving onto further optimisations of the WebEasy managed Wordpress network. At the moment everything is performing and scaling as it should with great response times.  However, we still want it to run even better.  ... Read More »

6th Aug 2019
Server upgrade - mars.slightlydifferent.co.nz

Due to increased loads on one of our servers we are carrying out some emergency upgrade work at 10pm tonight, 5/8/2019. This will necessitate several reboots and some brief periods of downtime during the scheduled period 10pm to 11pm. Services affected: All services hosted on the server Mars Our NZ WebEasy hosted WordPress network Read More »

5th Aug 2019
Server Upgrades - only affects some NZ customers

Starting at 7pm on Thursday 8th June we will be upgrading one of our older NZ servers; Venus.  Work should be complete by 11pm.During this time customers hosted on that server may notice some brief periods of downtime for both their web site and email although we will be working hard to keep this to a minimum.We will be taking full backups ... Read More »

28th Apr 2017
SECURITY ANNOUNCEMENT - WordPress WPML Serious Vulnerability

Several serious vulnerabilities have been disclosed in the WPML plugin for WordPress. Jouko Pynnonen, the CEO of Finland-based IT company Klikki Oy disclosed the vulnerabilities earlier this week. They include: SQL injection which gives full access to the WordPress database. Page, post and menu deletion by an unauthenticated ... Read More »

19th Mar 2015
SECURITY ANNOUNCEMENT - WordPress SEO by Yoast Vulnerability

There is a vulnerability in WordPress SEO by Yoast. This is a CSRF vulnerability so is harder to exploit because it requires tricking an admin into loading a link from their own website where they're logged in. However it's serious enough that we're sending out an alert. Yoast has released a fix, so upgrade immediately. It's worth noting that this ... Read More »

13th Mar 2015
SECURITY ANNOUNCEMENT - WordPress Revolution Slider Serious Vulnerability

Yesterday we disclosed a large malware campaign targeting and compromising over 100,000 WordPress sites, and growing by the hour. It was named SoakSoak due to the first domain used in the malware redirection path (soaksoak.ru).After a bit more time investigating this issue, we were able to confirm that the attack vector is the RevSlider plugin.All ... Read More »

15th Dec 2014
SWIS / SHINES email hosting price increase

We have now hosted the members.SWIS and SHINES email only accounts for over 12 years since the demise of Plymouth based SWIS (South West Internet Services) who originally offered this service.During this time we have not increased the price of the service in a bid to do our best to maintain the service inline with SWIS's original intentions while ... Read More »

3rd Dec 2014
Brief outages on Tuesday 30th

From 10pm on Tuesday the 30th September we will be upgrading some server hardware on our Auckland network.This will mean some short periods of downtime may effect all NZ shared hosting services between 10pm and 4am. These periods of downtime should be less than 15 minutes.This does not effect clients on our VPS services or those on the UK and US ... Read More »

20th Sept 2014
All servers upgraded, even better hosting for you.

We have just finished another round of upgrades on our NZ and UK networks.All our web servers are now runnig the latest enterprise SSD drives for optimum speed.  We have also increased our disk space allowances so you can store even more web data or increase the size of your email boxes.At the same time we have updated the hosting control ... Read More »

18th Jul 2014