Updates and Upgrades

We are expecting to have the next round of system and security upgrades released for installation as early as next week (29th Jan 2018) and probably before the middle of February.At this point, we shall be returning all our security settings to the current industry standard recommendations which, almost certainly, will prevent older software from ... Read More »

28th Jan 2018
Softaculous Software Installer

As part of my on-going campaign to supply customers with up-to-date, industry standard security, I have withdrawn from the Softaculous software installer all the scripts that have not been updated by their publisher for more than 2 years.This does not preclude users from obtaining those scripts directly from their software writers and deploying ... Read More »

25th Jan 2018
eMail security and Cipher Downgrades

Following reports from a user that they were unable to send eMail from their Apple Mail after our recent upgrades to the eMail security, we have been temporarily obliged to significantly lower the levels of the eMail security and Ciphers.After extensive testing, and with the support of one of the cPanel senior engineers, we have established that ... Read More »

24th Jan 2018
Update to eMail SSL protocols.

In keeping with best industry standards, we have now removed support for the following email SSL and security protocols: sslv2 sslv3 tlsv1 tlsv1_1  Our apologies to anyone that may need to reset their eMail configuration or install an up-to-date eMail client software package, but we are constantly and conscientiously updating all our ... Read More »

22nd Jan 2018
PHP Updates

The PHP versions 4.4, 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5, 5.6, 7.0, 7.1 and 7.2 have all been updated to include the latest security patches, bug fixs and legacy version hardening, and the brotli compression option has been added.

18th Jan 2018
New Kernel

Kernel was updated to version 2.6.32-896.16.1.lve1.4.51.el6.x86_64This kernel is a rework of the 2.6.32-896.16.1.lve1.4.50.el6.x86_64 kernel that we had to withdraw as it re-introduced some of the problems that which made it vulnerable to Spectre variant 1 attack. This is a re-base of the kernel to the latest version. The kernel will continue to ... Read More »

18th Jan 2018
New Kernel

Kernel was updated to version 2.6.32-896.16.1.lve1.4.50.el6.x86_64This kernel address some instability that was being experienced by disk quotas on a few platforms.Whilst we were not affected by this issue, we feel that it is best to keep the kernels and updates right up-to-date during this time of trying to mitigate the Meltdown and Spectre ... Read More »

16th Jan 2018
New Kernel

Kernel was updated to version 2.6.32-896.16.1.lve1.4.49.el6.x86_64 and microcode updates were installed. This added the most recently available patches against Meltdown and Spectre attacks (CVE-2017-5753, CVE-2017-5715, CVE-2017-5754) CVE-2017-5753 Systems with microprocessors utilizing speculative execution and branch prediction may allow ... Read More »

6th Jan 2018
PHP and ionCube updates

Good news for security at the start of the year; the PHP versions 4.4, 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5, 5.6, 7.0, 7.1 and 7.2 have all been updated to include the latest security patches, bug fixs and legacy version hardening. The ionCube loader that built in, and is responsible for decoding encrypted or protected files for some website software, has been ... Read More »

2nd Jan 2018
Welcome to RPVW.com

   is changing to      In order to serve our clients more efficiently, as from the 1st January 2018, the web advertising and web hosting divisions of Technology Services RPVW S.L. are being split apart into 2 separate operations.    The web hosting division will become RPVW.com and is wholly owned and operated by Karl ... Read More »

1st Jan 2018