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All posts by: Adam

  • 08 Nov

    Free SSL certificates for shared hosting

    I’m pleased to announce that free SSL certificates are now available for all of our shared hosting customers, courtesy of cPanel’s AutoSSL feature. AutoSSL automatically provisions and configures certificates for domains which don’t already have them, meaning you never again need to spend time setting them up manually. Certificates are...

  • 18 Aug

    Greylisting now available in shared hosting

    I’m pleased to announce that email greylisting is now available for all of our shared hosting customers. This is an anti-spam measure which delays email delivery from unknown senders the first time a message is received from them, asking them to retry after a few minutes. Legitimate email providers...

  • 03 Jun

    A Preview of Our New Design

    We’re working on a new design for our website which is due to launch soon, and we’re so excited about it that we wanted to share a sneak preview with everyone. Our current design is getting on for six years old now, so it’s definitely time for a refresh....

  • 06 Oct

    We’re Open Rights Group Corporate Supporters

    The Open Rights Group recently announced their new corporate supporters scheme, and I’m proud to say that we’re one of the first companies to join. I mentioned in a recent blog post that we’re strong supporters of the right of Internet users to use encryption to secure their communications,...

  • 03 Sep

    Proactive WordPress Updates

    WordPress is by far the most popular blogging platform and at last count we were hosting over 900 installations of it on our shared hosting servers. Many of these copies of WordPress are very old, and since WordPress is so popular security vulnerabilities in old copies of it are...

  • 17 Jul

    We Support The Right to Encrypt

    The UK government is pressing ahead with plans to introduce legislation this year which will ban the use of encrypted communications, the contents of which can not be viewed by the security services. Undoubtedly terrorists and other criminals who use encrypted communications stand a better chance of evading state...

  • 10 Feb

    More memory and IP-less SSL/TLS for shared hosting

    Towards the end of last year we completed a series of upgrades to our shared hosting infrastructure. This involved both software updates and the deployment of new hardware, the combination of which has allowed us to not only ensure that reliability and performance remain as good as ever, but we’ve...

  • 15 Mar

    Secure email connections required from April 2014

    Secure email connections will be required for all shared hosting customers starting next month. From then onwards it won’t be possible to log into your email account via SMTP, POP3, or IMAP if you’re not using a secure connection. We’re making this change to help ensure your accounts remain...

  • 21 Feb

    PostgreSQL 9.2 now available on shared hosting

    I’m happy to announce that PostgreSQL 9.2 is now available for our shared hosting customers. It’s only available on some of our servers for now, so if you’re currently using PostgreSQL 8 you can continue to do so without disruption, but if you’d like to upgrade just get in...

  • 01 Jul

    Updated Django Instructions

    I’ve just updated our Django instructions to address some things that have changed in the most recent versions of Django, and also to recommend that customers make use of virtualenvwrapper when deploying Django projects. Using virtualenvwrapper means that you can easily install new packages in your home directory, and you get...

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