2015: A new year with new payment methods

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Yourwebhoster.eu has clients all over the world and offers several international payment gateways like Skrill, Paypal and a bank transfer. This year we have added some additional payment options which should make paying us a bit easier. New payment methods SOFORT Banking This is a popular payment method in Germany and is upcoming in 11 European countries. Payments are processed instantly which … Read More

How to install nginx on CentOS 6

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Compared to Apache Nginx is a light-weight high performance web server. This makes it interesting to install the software on a VPS. Unfortunately CentOS 6 does not support Nginx out-of-the-box. This article works for CentOS 5 and 6. Nginx repository The previous version of this article relied on the Epel version of Nginx. EPEL stands for Extra Package for Enterprise Linux. This … Read More

Maintenance window .eu registry

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The .eu registry has a maintenance window starting from Friday 12 September 22:00 UTC to Monday 15 September 07:00 UTC. During the maintenance it is not possible to register, update or delete domains. The reason for the maintenance is a switch to a new registration platform. During the maintenance we also can not register, update or delete domains via the … Read More

New backup location: Amsterdam

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Backups are important and should be planned carefully. Sometimes I see situations where backups are created – which is a good thing – but are stored on the same server. This is something you do not want to do because if your server crashes your backups are gone as well. Instead you should store the backup on an external server. It’s even … Read More

Timthumb security bug

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Many WordPress themes and other systems use the script timthumb to resize and crop images. This happens in the background and usually you do not see a reference to timthumb in the web interface. You may not have heard of it but we recommend to verify if your system is using timthumb or not. Recently a security bug has been … Read More

How we safely use SuperMicro IPMI

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SuperMicro IPMI is one of the tools we use to remote control our servers. Recently a security bug is discovered which easily grants access to intruders. In this blog I will explain how Yourwebhoster.eu safely uses SuperMicro IPMI What is IPMI? IPMI stands for Intelligent Platform Management Interface. In other words it means that IPMI allows us to fully remote control … Read More

Maintenance 11 February 2014

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Hello there! Today we will perform the maintenance on our services. You can find more information about the maintenance here. Here is a sum up (time is in GMT+1): 11 February 17:00-17:30: we swap the existing switches for temporarily switches. You may experience an interruption of 10 seconds or less. We start 23:00 with migrating the servers. Per server we expect … Read More

Surprise: 2N power feeds!

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Last month I promised that we would have a surprise for every client. Unfortunately the planned surprise requires more time then expected so we have to delay that surprise for a bit. Do not worry! We have an other surprise! Because of the power outage we have had last week we have decided to do our migration to a 2N … Read More

4 years and counting!

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Some people do not like birthdays: it reminds them of getting older. But we at Yourwebhoster.eu like birthdays! It is a nice moment to celebrate our existence with a small party. It is also a moment to thank people who helped us to grow. To start I would like to thank our loyal clients. As you can imagine we have … Read More