Our Cyber Monday Offer, Act now !

Cyber Monday, the Monday after black Friday

We have a very special offer for you, you can order the servers already during the weekend but we will not handle the setup till Monday as the offer is ONLY valid for Monday, to make sure we handle all time zones we allow orders from now till Tuesday for this exceptional order. If you are looking for other great servers check out our unmanaged dedicated server other offers here.040Hosting Cyber Monday offer

AMD Opteron 1353
Quad-Core 4×2,4Ghz
4GB DDR2 (667 MHz)
2x500GB SATAII 7.200rpm
4 IP’s maximum
100Mbit Unmetered
Unmanaged

This Cyber Monday offer is only valid in our Strasbourg (Europe) datacenter.

Price EUR 40,00 per month + EUR 75,00 Setup fee
or order for 6 months @ EUR 270,00 no setup fee

Prices are exclusive VAT where and when applicable. Offer valid from 28-11-2014 – 2-12-2014, setup as from 1-12-2014 onward.

 

 

 

Critical Security Update WordPress 4.01

WordPress has published a new critical security release : WordPress 4.01 see below what issue are resolved:

WordPress 4.0.1 is now available. This is a critical security release for all previous versions and we strongly encourage you to update your sites immediately.

Sites that support automatic background updates will be updated to WordPress 4.0.1 within the next few hours. If you are still on WordPress 3.9.2, 3.8.4, or 3.7.4, you will be updated to 3.9.3, 3.8.5, or 3.7.5 to keep everything secure. (We don’t support older versions, so please update to 4.0.1 for the latest and greatest.)

WordPress versions 3.9.2 and earlier are affected by a critical cross-site scripting vulnerability, which could enable anonymous users to compromise a site. This was reported by Jouko Pynnonen. This issue does not affect version 4.0, but version 4.0.1 does address these eight security issues:

  • Three cross-site scripting issues that a contributor or author could use to compromise a site. Discovered by Jon Cave, Robert Chapin, and John Blackbournof the WordPress security team.
  • A cross-site request forgery that could be used to trick a user into changing their password.
  • An issue that could lead to a denial of service when passwords are checked. Reported by Javier Nieto Arevalo and Andres Rojas Guerrero.
  • Additional protections for server-side request forgery attacks when WordPress makes HTTP requests. Reported by Ben Bidner (vortfu).
  • An extremely unlikely hash collision could allow a user’s account to be compromised, that also required that they haven’t logged in since 2008 (I wish I were kidding). Reported by David Anderson.
  • WordPress now invalidates the links in a password reset email if the user remembers their password, logs in, and changes their email address. Reported separately by Momen Bassel, Tanoy Bose, and Bojan Slavković of ManageWP.

Version 4.0.1 also fixes 23 bugs with 4.0, and we’ve made two hardening changes, including better validation of EXIF data we are extracting from uploaded photos. Reported by Chris Andrè Dale.

We appreciated the responsible disclosure of these issues directly to our security team. For more information, see the release notes or consult the list of changes.

Download WordPress 4.0.1 or venture over to Dashboard → Updates and simply click “Update Now”.

Cloudflare network keeps expanding

CloudFlare’s network continues to expand! We’re excited to announce the expantion of the cloudflare network with  6 new data centers before the end of 2014. The new data centers will be located in Johannesburg, Melbourne, Auckland, Lima, Buenos Aires and Dusseldorf. As a result, the CloudFlare network will grow to 34 data centers worldwide.

Cloudflare also just launched a new status monitoring page at cloudflarestatus.com. This is now your first port of call for any status updates (taking over from the previous Twitter handle of @cloudflaresys). The page shows status by each of cloudflare’s current 28 locations as well as historical view of activity and will of course be updated with the additional data centers when they are operational.

 

Joomla 2.5 security update plus EOL reminder

Joomla did bring out a security update for Joomla 2.5 (Joomla 2.5.27)
This release addresses an issue related to the core update component. This release is considered a security release since it includes two resolved security issues associated with 2.5.26.

2.5 End of Life Update

The 2.5 series will reach end of life at the end of 2014, which will mark the end of support for this series. At this time, we project that 2.5.28 will be the last scheduled maintenance release, due in approximately six to eight weeks, the typical timeframe between Joomla! releases.

Please make sure you investigate the possibilities to upgrade your Joomla version to 3.x releases.

Source: Joomla website

Tax rules change as per 1 January 2015

Please note that European tax rules change as per January 2015. As per 2-12-2014 all our prices are shown exclusive VAT, on the website as well as in our billing/support portal.
Between 30-12-2014 and 05-01-2015 no new orders are accepted/handled ; if you create an order in this period of time we will contact you and send you a new invoice with the appropriate tax rates as described below:

What will change depends on what type of customer you are:

– Private individuals within the European Union
You will be paying the TAX rate applicable to your country; this was previously the tax rate of the Netherlands but this will change to the tax rate calculated by the country you reside in.

– Private individuals outside the European Union
Nothing will change for you.

– Companies within the European Union
You will be paying the TAX rate applicable to your country, this was previously the tax rate of the Netherlands but this will change to the tax rate calculated by the country you reside in, when provided with a valid VATid a reversed tax rule will place your order as 0% tax.

– Companies Outside the European Union
Nothing will change for you.

We are sorry for the inconvenience this may cause but unfortunately this is forced up on every single company in Europe (and even outside of Europe for companies offering services to Europe from outside of the EU).