GDPR: How does this affect you

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As of 25 May 2018, we have to comply with the GDPR (or AVG in Dutch, Algemene Verordening gegevensbescherming). In this blog we explain how this affects you. Privacy is important As a customer of Yourwebhoster.eu you can expect that we understand privacy. We value privacy and welcome the GDPR. Unfortunately, this means that we need a few minutes of your … Read More

Power outage and servers: safe online

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Yesterday there was a major power outage in Noord-Holland, The Netherlands. This showed us how much we depend on power and how limited we are when there is no power at all. Especially for servers power outages are undesirable since it can cause data loss and service interruptions. In this blog I will explain what actions Yourwebhoster.eu has taken against this. … Read More

5 years of Yourwebhoster.eu

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On 11 January 2015 Yourwebhoster.eu is 5 years old! We are grateful to our loyal clients and are proud that our first customer is still with us after all those years. To celebrate our birthday we have a special offer for you. We offer you 10% discount on annual payments upon any other discount. If you have an existing service … Read More

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

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