Infographic: How to keep your .EU domain after Brexit

Following the withdrawal of the UK from the European Union on 01 February 2020, many owners of .EU domains based in the UK will no longer be eligible to own their domains. If you own a domain ending .eu then you have until 01 January 2021 to ensure that it is correctly registered else it […]

CentOS

CentOS 6 goes End Of Life on 30 Nov 2020

CentOS 6 goes End of Life (EOL) on the 30th November 2020. We recommend you upgrade to CentOS 7 or 8 before this date. Technology and security evolves. New bugs are fixed and new threats prevented, so in order to maintain a secure infrastructure it is important to keep all software and systems up to […]

PHP 7.2

PHP 7.2 will go end of life on 30 Nov 2020

PHP 7.2 goes end of life (EOL) on the 30th November 2020 meaning known security flaws will no longer be fixed and sites are exposed to significant security vulnerabilities. It is important to update them to a newer version. We would recommend updating to either: 7.3 supported until 06 December 2021 7.4 supported until 28 […]

A short guide to MySQL database optimization

MySQL is a very popular open source database, but many install it and forget about it. Spending a little time on MySQL database optimization can reap huge returns … In this article, I want to show you a couple of the first places you should head, when you need to pinpoint bottlenecks or tweak the […]

Removing support for TLS 1.0 and TLS 1.1

TL;DR For security reasons, it is best practice to disable TLS 1.0 and TLS 1.1, but before you do this you may need to weigh up the risks to traffic from old browsers. After disabling TLS 1.0 and TLS 1.1 any visitors using old browsers won’t be able to access your site.  If you are […]

Warning sign - Outages

Common warning signs before server outages

Everyone knows that server outages and server down time cost. It directly affects your business in a number of ways including: Loss of opportunities Damage to your brand Data loss Lost sales Lost trust It’s essential to stay on top and ahead of any potential downtime. Here are three areas where you need to be […]