Entries by Claire Christmas

PHP 7.3 will go end of life on 06 Dec 2021

PHP 7.3 goes end of life (EOL) on the 6th December 2021 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: 7.4 supported until 28 November 2022 8.0 supported until 26 […]

Vintage hosting – running from your past

Update: Yes this is an April Fools post. We love to reminisce about the old days (don’t get our director started, he’ll bore you for hours) but unfortunately technology moves on and that’s a good thing. Gone are the days of people bragging about how long their server’s been online… if that’s the case then […]

Congratulations Ashley – Infrastructure Technician

Congratulations to Ashley on completing her Linux Systems Apprenticeship, gaining a distinction and qualifying as a Infrastructure Technician level 3. We are even more pleased that Ashley has chosen to continue her career with Dogsbody Technology as a permanent member of staff. Ashley joined us 18 months ago with zero Linux skills, proving an apprenticeship […]

2020 Christmas hours

As 2020 draws to a close (a year we are all happy to see the back of), we are taking our usual Christmas break as, quite frankly, everyone deserve it more than ever this year. Our Christmas 2020 hours are: Thurs 24 Dec 2020 – Office closed after 13:00. Fri 25 Dec 2020 – Public […]

Giving back in 2020

Whilst, I am sure, a lot of us would like to return (give back) 2020 for a full refund, this is about us giving back to others in 2020, working to look after our local community and beyond. This year is no exception. We are very happy to report that our local foodbank is not […]

Ubuntu 16.04 End of Life April 2021

On April 2021, Ubuntu 16.04 reaches end of life (EOL); We recommend that you update to Ubuntu 20.04. Technology and security evolves, new bugs are fixed and new threats prevented, in order to maintain a secure infrastructure it is important to update all software and systems. Operating systems are key to security, providing the libraries […]

MySQL 5.6 End of Life 05 Feb 2021

Official support for MySQL 5.6 ends on the 05 Feb 2021. After this date, known security flaws will no longer be fixed leaving you exposed to significant security vulnerabilities. We recommend you upgrade to MySQL 5.7 or newer. Some operating system maintainers backport security patches however this is not always guaranteed so do your research. […]

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 […]

Amazon Linux 1 goes EOL 30 June 2020

On the 30th June 2020, Amazon Linux 1 goes End of Life (EOL). We recommend you upgrade to Amazon Linux 2. 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 date. Once an […]