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More RAM for First Class and Ultimate managed-VPS plans

We are well aware that with time, web sites grow popular and web software becomes more sophisticated. This requires regular updates of the hosting platform, and more hardware resources for the hosting service. Keeping pace in this competition is an important task for us.

During the past weekend, our system administrators completed hardware upgrades on all our VPS nodes. These upgrades made it possible to add more RAM to each of our First Class and Ultimate servers, at no additional cost for our customers. Now the First Class plan features 8 GB RAM (previously 6), and the Ultimate plan comes with 32 GB RAM (previously 24).

First Class and Ultimate plans are meant to host resource-demanding sites and software. With the SSD storage, 15-day daily backup, and the dedication of our team, these plans are the proper solution for customers that require utmost uptime and stability.

 

 


Meltdown, security issue resolved

If you are following news on the Internet, and especially if you have any interest in security matters, then probably you have heard about Meltdown. This is a security vulnerability in popular CPUs, that affects most devices on the Internet, including servers, personal computers, and smartphones. Although the technical details of the vulnerabiliy are rather long, in a summary - they allow unauthorized access to system resources and sensitive data between users, programs, and virtualization platforms.

Our servers were also among the devices that were possibly affected by Meltdown.

Over the weekend, our system administrators performed emergency software updates on our production servers, including kernel updates that fix the Meltdown vulnerability.

Security is a primary concern for us, and our customers can rest assured that we are putting 100% effort to resolve any security issues as soon as possible.


Git section in the hosting Control Panel

Our in-house hosting Control Panel now has a new section - Git. It allows our customers to easily create and manage Git repositories online, as well as install automatically GitList on their hosting accounts.


SSH access for all our customers

Today our Software Team added yet another section to the hosting Control Panel interface. It is for managing SSH access to the hosting account, and controlling the user access permissions to various server-side binaries and tools. Now all our customers, including users on shared-hosting servers, can allow SSH access to their hosting accounts.

This new interface increases the overall account and server security, as customers can allow access only to the features they need and plan to use, while leaving the rest disabled.


Disk space upgrade for First Class customers in Hong Kong

As of today, we are doubling the available disk space for First Class accounts in our Hong Kong datacenter. Instead of 100 GB space, customers on First Class servers now have 200 GB SSD space at their disposal, at no additional charge. All current accounts are already updated with the new disk space quota.

First Class managed-VPS plans are designed to support heavily-visited sites, online software with bigger hardware requirements, or organizations with larger operations that have outgrown the resources of shared service plans. Observing the disk usage patterns of customers on HK servers, we decided to take steps to upgrade disk arrays and backup servers there. Thus we are now able to allow larger disk space on each account, without degrading the service level - all servers use RAID6 arrays of SSD disks, and all customer data is backed up daily and kept for the last 15 days.

We hope that this disk space upgrade will give our customers more room and flexibility for their operations.


 
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