happy holidays schedule

Holidays of 2016 / 2017

While our support team will be available 24×7 for your emergency tickets we want to bring you up to date what you can and what you can’t expect during our company scheduled holiday seasons.

So what can you expect during our Summer Holidays ?

  • Our Sales department will be closed (Sales includes: all new services bought and upgrades)
  • Our Dutch Support will not be available, please use our international ticket queue for any important ticket you may have.
  • Our International Ticket Queue is available 24×7, while limited staffed we will answer each ticket as soon as possible. Please do keep this to emergency tickets only.
Sales and support will be limited available during the following dates
(emergency ticket support only):

 

  • no dates planned currently
Sales will be limited available during the following dates:
(Support is limited but will answer your tickets as soon as possible)

 

  • 22 September 2017 – sales will be closed

 

For a full list of special holidays you may also refer to our knowledge base providing with list of dates we might be limited reachable.

But most for all we want to wish everyone around the world great Summer holidays season. And we will fully back to assist you with any new services you may need to setup as from 20th of August.

 

Black Friday deal for 2016

It’s Black Friday 2016, So you are searching for fantastic web hosting at a discount? we get that !

But fantastic web hosting comes at a price, a price which is always under pressure, that is why we do not offer a black Friday discount in a form of a recurring discount, but offer you to use and try our services for 6 months at 50% of the price. That does sound fair ? We believe so, you have a great discount for 6 months and can try out our services without worry. And we can keep providing you with a quality and fantastic web hosting after that as well. We call this a win-win situation.

Just as excited as us with this deal ? Grab your discount with our coupon* : BFR2016

*Offers, promotions and coupons can be used for any single purchase on regularly priced services only, coupon is valid from 23 November 2016 till 6 December 2016.

No need for shared-hosting but looking for a good powerful unmanaged server ? we have a deal just for you; check out our Unmanaged Black Friday Server offer here (only available on 24/11 25/11 and 26/11) grab it while you still can.

Barcelona! Cloudflare’s 101st data center

Located alongside the Mediterranean, Barcelona, is the capital of the autonomous community of Catalonia, the second-most populated municipality in Spain and the core of the fifth-most populous urban area in the Europe. Cloudflare’s data center in Barcelona is their 3rd in the Iberian Peninsula following the deployments in Madrid and Lisbon, it is Cloudflares 28th in Europe, and 101st globally. This means not only better performance in Catalonia and Spain, but additional redundancy for Cloudflare’s European data centers.

As of this moment, Cloudflare has a point of presence (PoP) in 7 out of Europe’s 10 most populous urban areas, and with number 8 coming soon. Rome, Italy.

Cloudflare has connected to the Catalunya Neutral Internet Exchange (“CATNIX”). This raises the number of exchanges that Cloudflare is a participant in to over 150. As Cloudflare expands their peering, more visitors get served locally. If you wish to connect with Cloudflare at CATNIX (or any of our other locations) you can find their peering details on their PeeringDB profile.

CVE-2016-5195 – Dirty Cow

As you may have read in the news almost all Linux systems since 2007 are vulnerable for something called Dirty Cow.

Without going into the details the machines most vulnerable to this exploit would be web facing servers; in other words; our servers.
we are glad to announce that our server park has already been patched as soon the fix was available.

Obviously we keep monitoring the situation and take action when and if needed.

Do you want to know more about Dirty Cow you may find an article here: http://arstechnica.com/security/2016/10/most-serious-linux-privilege-escalation-bug-ever-is-under-active-exploit/

 

Joomla! 3.6.4 – a security fix

A Joomla! 3.6.4 release containing a security fix will be published on Tuesday 25th October at approximately 14:00 UTC

Since this is a very important security fix, please be prepared to update your Joomla installation’s next Tuesday.

https://www.joomla.org/announcements/release-news/5677-important-security-announcement-pre-release-364.html

14 New Cloudflare POPs

You may wonder what the following cities have in common, and we will no longer keep you guessing, besides the obvious; they are all located on Earth, they all have lots of people living there, and you may guess it they all have internet access. The following cities have as from now a Cloudflare POP ; meaning that Cloudflare content can now be delivered much faster from these locations.  The good stuff, Cloudflare can be enabled for free from our controlpanel. If you want to read more about this you can do so at the cloudflare website.

Lets go by the locations one by one:

In Africa the following POP has been added:

Luanda, the capital city of Angola.

In the USA the following POPs have been added:

Boston, Las Vegas,Nashville, Omaha, Philadelphia, St Louis, and Tampa.

In Europe the following  POPs have been added:

Athens, Lisbon and Helsinki

In the Oceania region the following POP has been added:

Brisbane

And in Asia the following POPs have been added:

Manila and Shanghai

Summer of Pwnage has started this July

WordPress users be aware that currently the Summer of Pwnage is started in Amsterdam,

This Summer of Pwnage event has WordPress (and the plugins) as target.

This already resulted in finding some pretty serious vulnerabilities, which is a good thing, because events like this make WordPress more secure, and that is what makes such events priceless.

Want to know more, or even participate check out their website at https://sumofpwn.nl/

Summer Holidays of 2016

Summer Holidays 2016 are almost here, and while our support team will be available 24×7 for your emergency tickets we want to bring you up to date what you can and what you can’t expect during this period.

So what can you expect during our Summer Holidays ?

  • Our Sales department will be closed from 28 of July to 15 of August.
    (Sales includes: all new services bought and upgrades)
  • Our Dutch Support will not be available, please use our international ticket queue for any important ticket you may have.
  • Our International Ticket Queue is available 24×7, while limited staffed we will answer each ticket as soon as possible.

Sales will be limited available during the following dates:

We will work on your sales tickets, but we are limited staffed during this period, things can take longer as usual.

  • Summer Holidays 20 July – 27 July 2016 (from 28 of July  till 15th of August sales is closed) as well as 18 and 19 of August
  • Summer Holidays 20 August till 5 September 2016

For a full list of special holidays you may also refer to our knowledge base providing with list of dates we might be limited reachable.

But most for all we want to wish everyone around the world great Summer holidays season. And we will fully back to assist you with any new services you may need to setup as from 20th of August.

 

WordPress 4.5.3 security update

From the WordPress 4.5.3 release notes, WordPress versions 4.5.2 and earlier are affected by several security issues:

  • Redirect bypass in the customizer, reported by Yassine Aboukir
  • Two different XSS problems via attachment names, reported by Jouko Pynnönen and Divyesh Prajapati.
  • Revision history information disclosure, reported independently by John Blackbourn from the WordPress security team and by Dan Moen
  • oEmbed denial of service reported by Jennifer Dodd from Automattic
  • Unauthorized category removal from a post, reported by David Herrera from Alley Interactive
  • Password change via stolen cookie, reported by Michael Adams from the WordPress security team
  • and some less secure sanitize_file_name edge cases reported by Peter Westwood of the WordPress security team.

WordPress 4.5.3 also fixes 17 bugs from 4.5, 4.5.1 and 4.5.2:

  • #35657 Image height calculation not always available on body.load
  • #36379 Saving post can remove its hierarchical terms if user cannot
  • #36531 Default image size medium_large is not generated
  • #36533 Doesn’t work browse media libary on Frontend
  • #36590 POST[‘nav-menu-data’] breaks other POST
  • #36637 Inline linking inserts `_wp_link_placeholder`
  • #36660 WP_Customize_Widgets::preview_sidebars_widgets() can return false
  • #36708 Silence ini_set() in wp_debug_mode() if WP_DEBUG is off
  • #36748 Updating tables to utf8mb4 causes some columns to change type
  • #36749 Customizer wont load: issue with site-icon control
  • #36767 oEmbed performance optimisation
  • #36793 Customizer doesn’t load in IE8
  • #36838 Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in /wp-includes/theme-compat/embed-content.php
  • #36861 The Insert into post button in the Edit Image window doesn’t work.
  • #36876 TinyMCE: inline toolbars don’t adjust position
  • #36892 Update jQuery migrate to 1.4.1
  • #36900 Media grid AttachmentsBrowser arrows navigation and restoreFocus()

Moscow, Russia: CloudFlare’s 83rd data center

Cloudflare did come to Moscow, Russia and announces the newest addition in the largest country in the world (by footprint), increasing both our data center and city count to 83. Moscow is not only the capital and largest city in Russia.

Russia is also home to several Internet exchanges which CloudFlare now participates at:

This raises the number of exchanges that CloudFlare is a participant of to over 120, making Cloudflare one of the top interconnected networks in the world.

More locations are still to come as Cloudflare keeps expanding their network.