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Opening times Holiday Season

Sales will be closed on the following days, our support team is available for emergency issues as usual 24×7 all days of the week

Sales Opening times during the Holiday Season & Support availability

18/12/2015 Friday ; sales closed ; support team available for urgent issues
24/12/2015 Thursday ; sales closed ; support team available for urgent issues
25/12/2015 Friday ; sales closed ; support team available for emergency issues only.
26/12/2015 Saturday ; sales closed as normal; support team available for emergency issues only.

From 28/12/2015 till 30/12/2015 sales will be limited available ; support team available for urgent issues.
From 31/12/2015 till 03/01/2015 sales closed ; support team available for emergency issues only.
From 04/01/2016 till 08/01/2015  sales will be limited available ; support team available for urgent issues.

Note that sales is never available during the weekends, only during business hours from Monday till Friday from 09:00 CET till 16:00 CET, outside these hours sales support is not a guarantee however we often do look in our mailboxes and assist where possible.

We wish everyone happy holiday season and a great 2016

Joomla! 3.4.6 is now available

Joomla! 3.4.6 is now available. This is a security release for the 3.x series of Joomla which addresses a critical security vulnerability and 2 low level security vulnerabilities. We strongly recommend that you update your sites immediately.

Security Issues Fixed

  • High Priority – Core – Remote Code Execution (affecting Joomla 1.5 through 3.4.5) More information »
  • Low Priority – Core – CRSF Hardening (affecting Joomla 3.2.0 through 3.4.5) More information »
  • Low Priority – Core – Directory Traversal (affecting Joomla 3.4.0 through 3.4.5) More information »

Link: https://www.joomla.org/announcements/release-news/5641-joomla-3-4-6-released.html

Zürich, Switzerland: CloudFlare’s 69th data center

Zürich, Switzerland is the 69th cloudflare datacenter globally! Located at the northern tip of Lake Zürich in Switzerland, the city of Zürich, often referred to as “Downtown Switzerland,” is the largest city in the country. Following this expansion, traffic from Switzerland’s seven million internet users to sites and apps using CloudFlare is now mere milliseconds away. Although best known to some for its chocolate and banks, Switzerland is home to many of the most significant developments prefacing the modern internet.

 

Cloudflare in Mumbai, Chennai and New Delhi, India

India is home to 400 million Internet users, second only to China, and will add more new users this year than any other country in the world. CloudFlare protects and accelerates 4 million websites, mobile apps and APIs, and is trusted by over 10,000 new customers each day. Combine these forces, and we are positioned to connect hundreds of millions of Indian users with the millions of internet applications they use each day.

Today, Cloudflare announces three new points of presence (PoPs) in Mumbai, Chennai and New Delhi. These new sites represent the 66th, 67th and 68th data centers respectively across Cloudflare’s global network.

Cloudflare’s expansion into India brings them to 38 new data centers launched year-to-date in 2015.

Copenhagen, Denmark: CloudFlare’s 65th data center

It is a pleasure for us as CloudFlare Partner to introduce CloudFlare’s latest PoP (point of presence) in Copenhagen, Denmark. CloudFlare’s Copenhagen data center extends the CloudFlare network to 65 PoPs across 34 countries, with 17 in Europe alone. The CloudFlare network, including all of the Internet applications and content of our users, is now delivered with a median latency of under 40ms throughout the entire continent—by comparison, it takes 300-400ms to blink one’s eyes!

 

Phoenix, AZ: CloudFlare’s 64th data center

Cloudflare as extended their presence in the USA by adding a new location in Phoenix, Arizona, which is the 11th point of presence in North America for Cloudflare.

This means faster page loads and transaction speeds for your sites and applications, as well as for the 6 million Internet users throughout the Southwestern US that use them.

The vast majority of Internet traffic in the US is exchanged in only a small handful of cities: Los Angeles, the San Francisco Bay Area, Dallas, Chicago, Miami, Ashburn (Virginia) and New York. These locations evolved into key interconnection points largely as a result of their status as population and economic centers. However, if you’re one of the 236 million Americans that live outside of these metro areas, you have to hike quite a bit further to access your favorite content on the Internet.

So with this in mind Cloudflare has expanded their presence by adding the Phoenix location. Want to learn more what Cloudflare did in Phoenix to make your sites faster from the region, we suggest to read the full post at the Cloudflare blog.

Joomla Security Patch 3.4.5

Joomla! 3.4.5 is now available. This is a Joomla security patch for the 3.x series of Joomla which addresses a critical security vulnerability. We strongly recommend that you update your sites immediately. This release only contains the security fixes; no other changes have been made compared to the Joomla 3.4.4 release.

Security Issues Fixed:

  • High Priority – Core – SQL Injection (affecting Joomla 3.2 through 3.4.4) More information »
  • Medium Priority – Core – ACL Violations (affecting Joomla 3.2 through 3.4.4) More information »
  • Medium Priority – Core – ACL Violations (affecting Joomla 3.0 through 3.4.4) More information »

Link: www.joomla.org
Link to annoucement: Joomla! announcement 3.4.5 release.

Joomla Security Patch Pre-Announcement

Joomla has issues a pre-announcement for the Joomla 3.4.5 release containing a security fix that will be published on Thursday 22nd October at approximately 14:00 UTC

The Joomla security team (JSST) has been informed of a critical security issue in the Joomla core.
Since this is a very important security fix, please be prepared to update your Joomla installations next Thursday.
Until the release is out, please understand that we cannot provide any further information.

Link: www.joomla.org

Cloudflare: MAN – Manchester, UK

Cloudflare announces it’s Manchester, UK location as their new Datacenter location in Europe.

Cloudfalre’s new point of presence in Manchester, UK brings the CloudFlare network to 63 points of presence across 33 countries. In other words, the sun never sets across the CloudFlare network. The data center in Manchester also admits the United Kingdom into a small club of countries with more than one CloudFlare data center, including the US, China, Japan, Australia, Germany, and France.

As of yesterday, traffic from the majority of Internet users in Northern England is now mere milliseconds away. More importantly, The Manchester and London data centers allow for redundancy and content localization within the UK for all Cloudflare customers.

cPanel X3 Template deprecation schedule

As some of our clients and resellers may use the X3 Theme in cPanel, we are reposting this from http://blog.cpanel.com/its-time-to-say-goodbye-to-x3/

Over the past year, we’ve talked prominently about the impending deprecation of X3, the previous generation user interface for cPanel. Today’s the day we are officially announcing a deprecation schedule and its eventual removal from the product.

Here’s the schedule:

In 11.52…

  • Brand new installations of cPanel & WHM will consider Paper Lantern to be the default theme for all new accounts. Already existing installations of cPanel & WHM will not be affected. If you are using a third-party theme, you will also not be affected.

In 11.54…

  • Non-emergency and non-security related maintenance for X3 will wind down. cPanel’s development and release teams will retarget all upcoming development to Paper Lantern only.
  • As a result of updating from any previous version of cPanel & WHM to 11.54, pre-existing accounts and packages/plans which are found to still be using X3 will be updated to use Paper Lantern with the Retro style applied. There are a couple of important exceptions to this rule:
    • Accounts using third-party themes like RVSkins, CleanPanel, or CPSkins will not be migrated to Paper Lantern.
    • Accounts using a forked copy of X3 (a folder within /usr/local/cpanel/base/frontend) will not be migrated to Paper Lantern.
    • Accounts using a customized brand of X3 will not be affected. If you have created a branding package for X3, your accounts will not be migrated.
    • Accounts which are using one of the default styles like “Black Ice”, “Blue Lagoon” or “Mobile” shipped with X3 WILL be migrated to Paper Lantern with the Retro Style applied.
  • cPanel and WHM’s public documentation for 11.54 will assume the Paper Lantern interface. Public documentation for previous versions of cPanel & WHM will be unaffected.

In 11.56…

  • We are intentionally leaving 11.56 empty in the deprecation schedule to accommodate any unforeseen schedule changes as well as customers and third party plugin developers requiring time to perform any manual migrations.

In 11.58…

  • X3 will no longer be shipped in cPanel & WHM.
  • Customization features inside WHM which operate only on X3 will be removed.

A couple of things you need to keep in mind going forward:

  • X3 will not be removed from pre-existing installations of cPanel & WHM during the update process to 11.58. If you are using a branded X3 interface, you may continue to do so. We will simply be halting all updates to X3.
  • For those of you who have forked X3 and are maintaining your own theme, you will be unaffected by this change.
  • It is the responsibility of third-party developers to update their plugins to run within Paper Lantern. If you think that an important plugin you use is not Paper Lantern ready, please contact its developers and let them know.
  • The legacy LANG system which was deprecated in cPanel & WHM 11.46 will be removed entirely with the removal of X3. If your third party plugin relies on this deprecated localization system, it will begin to error at this point.
  • We will not be releasing X3 in the form of a plugin or any other distribution. Customers who choose to continue to use X3 from previous installations will do so at their own risk.
  • While the Retro Style for Paper Lantern will approximate the appearance of X3, it will not be a perfect implementation. We are providing the Retro Style to ease the transition for users, not as a final destination for users. We may chose to disable new user interface features in the Retro Style rather than forcibly adapt them into this holdover style. A separate deprecation schedule for the Retro Style will be announced in the future.

Roughly speaking, this schedule will take about 1 calendar year to complete. We will be updating this schedule from time to time so that everyone will know what can be expected. During this time, all general maintenance and ongoing bug fixes for any previous version of cPanel we have shipped will continue according to our Long Term Support Policy. Once 11.58 reaches ‘End of Life’ status, X3 will no longer be maintained by cPanel for all versions 11.58 and newer.