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Moving to HTTPS

You may have noticed that when you access your site, there is a change in the way the URL looks in the address-bar on your browser? In a long-overdue upgrade, all our customer sites have been upgraded from HTTP (hypertext … Continue reading

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Server outage

Apologies. We suffered a server outage for about ten minutes. The server locked up completely. We were able to reboot it remotely and initial diagnosis shows no obvious issues. However we are busy going through the logs to see what … Continue reading

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Server move successfully completed

Yes, the server move is complete. The new server is fantastic. And we have a new server configurator, which will make the job of managing all the projects on the DEOSS community server much easier and safer. Now, we know … Continue reading

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Shiny new server

In a nutshell, we have to move out of our existing server, that currently resides in a secure data centre in Manchester, and move into a new server, located in York. This was not my idea, I hasten to add. … Continue reading

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Happy New Year, and…

A small but annoying bug was reported over Christmas by Android users, where pictures were not showing properly on web pages served by The DEOSS Community Server. The odd thing was it only affected some browsers. Users with Firefox for … Continue reading

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All WP sites upgraded

All the WordPress-based sites here on the DEOSS Community Server have just been upgraded to version 3.8. The upgrade appears to have gone very smoothly and there was no downtime on any of the affected sites.

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Merry Christmas 2013

Firstly, Merry Christmas. It seems to come round faster every year doesn’t it! Now, I must apologise for the lack of recent blog updates. Actually quite lot has happened on the DEOSS Community Server lately and it has been hard … Continue reading

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DDoS attack update

Good news is that DEOSS is now back on line and running reasonably well. However, I don’t anticipate that the bad guys will be giving up anytime soon. Consequently, I have been forced to impose some very tight security restrictions … Continue reading

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Server outage due to suspected DDoS attack

At around 13:30UTC today I received a mail for a customer saying that he could not access this site. Naturally I got on the case straight away. My investigations found that his site was actually accessible, but only after waiting … Continue reading

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Server upgrades completed

A large round of server upgrades were undertaken between 2013-01-31 and 2013-02-01. These have now been completed successfully. There were no major issues and no server downtime.  As usual, the entire DEOSS Community Server is now being mirrored to an … Continue reading

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