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Published: 09/01/2019

ClamAV Update

ClamAV 0.101.0 updated to 0.101.1

Published: 07/01/2019

IonCube Update

Native PHP ionCube 10.3.1 updated to 10.3.2

Published: 19/12/2018


Even though software updates were completed during the migration, further updates go out today! LiteSpeed 5.3.4 updated to 5.3.5 Comodo ModSecurity Rule Set 1.191 updated to 1.192 Nghttp2 1.35.0 updated to 1.35.1

Published: 14/12/2018

All customers migrated

Many thanks for your patience, all customers have now been migrated to our new platform.

Published: 05/12/2018

We are moving platforms

We are moving customers from cloud2 through cloud8 to cloud9 through cloud17 servers. Please note, if your domains nameservers are not set to those provided by us, you will need to switch the address records of your domain when they cease to function. I would suggest therefore that you reduce ...

Published: 14/11/2018

Shared hosting platforms rebooted

Emergency maintenance has required a mid-day reboot. Sorry for any inconvenience.

Published: 07/11/2018

We are moving!!

We are on the move to bigger and better premises, please bear with us through any issues that arise as a consequence.

Published: 24/10/2018

ClientArea Issue

We've noticed some strange behaviour in our latest version of the client area. Please bear with us whilst we sort this out.

Published: 15/10/2018

Reller Hosting and Elastic-Sites Merge

For all intents and purposed, our reseller and elastic search accounts are run on the same principle, so they will get merged in the near future.

Published: 15/10/2018


Nghttp2 1.33.0 updated to 1.34.0

Published: 05/10/2018


ClamAV 0.100.1 updated to 0.100.2 Dovecot updated to 2.3.3 Comodo ModSecurity Rule Set 1.163 updated to 1.182

Published: 24/09/2018

Wordpress Duplicator - Patch Please!!!

We are seeing more "WordPress_Duplicator_1.2.4 installer.php abuse attempt" incidents than we have done previously. If you have v 1.2.4 of this plugin, please update it! You are under observation, and who knows what else hackers might find if you are not patching.

Published: 24/09/2018

NodeJS 10 Update

NodeJS 10 has been upgraded from 10.7 to 10.11

Published: 19/09/2018

Some services rebooted

Some services were rebooted earlier.

Published: 11/09/2018

Emergency Maintenance

PHP Selector is being repaired currently. Please bear with us. Maintenance completed successfully.

Published: 06/09/2018


Nghttp2 1.32.0 updated to 1.33.0 cURL 7.61.0 updated to 7.61.1

Published: 24/08/2018


LetSEncrypt Engine updated phpMyAdmin 4.8.2-all-languages updated to 4.8.3-all-languages

Published: 24/08/2018

Old DNS Nameservers retired today

Remember we're retiring many of our nameservers today. If you are a customer, please visit the following URL for more information. https://clientarea.unixguru.co.uk/knowledgebase/article/217/what-are-your-nameservers-/

Published: 23/08/2018

Shared Hostig server rebooted at 21:40

Rebooted in less than 5 mins, all systems up and working

Published: 14/08/2018

Free Wildcard SSL Certificates (*.yourdomain.com)

DirectAdmin has introduced Wildcard certificates through LetsEncrypt, but these are currently only available to users with the "Enhanced" skins.

Published: 13/08/2018

R1Soft Changes are completed

R1Soft backups should be happening at the correct frequency, however, as always in best practise, check which restore points are available before you attempt anything destructive that you may need to restore later.

Published: 31/07/2018

Backup Changes

Please note, due to some configuration changes the R1Soft backup system is performing merges, so there are some "missing" backup windows. If You are performing something that might need reverting, it is advised to make a DirectAdmin backup, until we give the all clear that the r1soft backups are ...

Published: 30/07/2018

Google Authenticator added to Shared, Reseller & Elastic Hosting

If you want to start using Multi-Factor-Authentication of your SSH connections, you can set it up from the command prompt $ google-authenticator and follow the prompts.

Published: 26/07/2018

Canadian DNS Server is UP

Engineers are about to complete a DNS resync to ensure that the Canadian Server is in sync with the UnixGuru universe.

Published: 26/07/2018

Canadian DNS server down

We have reached out to the DC (datacentre) where this is hosted to ask why we have lost control of this server. The other 7 DNS servers in our cluster are still functioning as expected.

Published: 17/07/2018

Root Cause for R1Soft Issues Indentified

We have identified the root cause for the R1Soft backups stopping and so will not need to reboot servers in future to fix this issue. R1Soft has previously recommended a server reboot to fix this issue.

Published: 12/07/2018


ClamAV 0.100.0 updated to 0.100.1 cURL 7.60.0 updated to 7.61.0

Published: 11/07/2018

MariaDB Upgrade to 10.3.8

MariaDB has been upgraded to 10.3.8, this DB introduces lots of new features and it's optimiser allows it to handle random loads better and faster.

Published: 11/07/2018

Google Chrom to reject Symantec, Thawte, GeoTrust and Rapid SSL Certificates

Here is an article that explains why:-   https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/02/07/beware_the_coming_chrome_certificate_apocalypse/

Published: 10/07/2018

LVE Issue, cleared by Reboot

A shared server has been rebooted to clear a possible LVE error.

Published: 05/07/2018

R1Soft stopped working

Some shared and reseller servers have stopped backing up and are being rebooted.

Published: 03/07/2018

Nameserver Reboots

Our nameservers are being patched and rebooted in sequence. There will be no downtime, but if you are unlucky enough to hit a given nameserver (1 in 8) during the reboot, there will be a delay in resolving the domain.

Published: 02/07/2018

Dovecot Update

Dovecot 2.3.1 updated to 2.3.2

Published: 29/06/2018


DirectAdmin update to 1.531 phpMyAdmin 4.8.1 updated to 4.8.2 Coming soon LetsEncrypt Wildcards

Published: 27/06/2018

IP Address & Server Updates

We will, in the next few months, undertake to change our servers to the latest technology, as we do every so often. Please note, if your nameservers are not set to UnixGuru's provided nameservers then during these switches, your sites could be down until you have set your nameservers correctly ...

Published: 14/06/2018

Customer Server Reboots

All customer servers have been rebooted following R1Soft maintenance. Uptime is a Priority, but backups are right up there, and we want to ensure that backups are done automatically like we claim!

Published: 14/06/2018

R1Soft Service Rebooted

R1Soft Backup Services were rebooted at 12:30 GMT.

Published: 12/06/2018

LiteSpeed Update

LiteSpeed Webserver has been upgraded to the latest version. There was no downtime.

Published: 29/05/2018


Let's Encrypt Engine updated to version 1.1.6

Published: 26/05/2018

Paypal Subscriptions have been cancelled

We've cancelled all customers PayPal subscriptions as we switch to "Billing Agreements". So please be aware that PayPal customers accounts will not renew themselves this month, but they will have to start a new billing agreement.

Published: 18/05/2018

cURL Updates

cURL 7.59.0 updated to 7.60.0

Published: 15/05/2018


Nghttp2 1.31.1 updated to 1.32.0 FreeType 2.9.0 updated to 2.9.1

Published: 09/05/2018

Billing System Core Refactor

We have completed the refectoring of the billing system core, which is now must faster.

Published: 27/04/2018


Comodo ModSecurity Rule Set 1.161 updated to 1.162

Published: 11/04/2018

Billing System Facelist

Some downtime was experienced today on the ClientArea portal and Website whilst we gave it a facelift. I hope you enjoy the new look.

Published: 26/03/2018

Analytics system upgrade

Our analytics system will be offline for a few minutes this morning.

Published: 22/03/2018

New VPS and Dedicated Services

We have just added our new VPS (Cloud-VPS), deployed in seconds, and Dedicated server, deployed in minutes, services. Whilst they are available now and supported, we will start to add the help pages shortly. We've already had a run on the larger servers, but we are adding more, so hopefully they ...

Published: 09/03/2018

Reseller Limits - Unimited Domains & Unlimited Users Return

As you are probably aware. UnixGuru uses very large servers with 100s of GBs of RAM and 16 or 32 CPU cores depending on the service you are using. Reseller servers have now the technology to limit the total resource that a reseller can use rather than the individual users. Because of that we have ...

Published: 22/02/2018

MariaDB Upgrade to 10.2.13

This was an online upgrade with resulted in approx 2 minutes of outage on each node.

Published: 05/02/2018

Withdrawal of support for BitCoin for new customers

We have withdrawn the ability for "new bitcoin customers", if you were not already using bitcoin as your method of payment it will no longer be available effective immediately.