RSS Subscribe Free Website Building tool for CPanel users
Posted on 30/01/11 12:55AM

We have just updated the free website builder on our premium CPanel plans to version 4. This adds many new and updated features. Many of our clients are not even aware that CPanel includes a free and easy to use website builder, allowing you to setup a website very easily using just your webbrowser, with no programming knowledge needed.

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RSS Subscribe Wellington Aniversary Weekend
Posted on 21/01/11 05:02PM

Just to let clients know that our office will be closed for Wellington Anniversary on Monday the 24th January.

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RSS Subscribe Mail delivery delay on Albany Network due to spam.
Posted on 20/01/11 05:57PM

This announcement only affects our Corporate and Business class hosting clients.

There is currently a delay in mail delivery on the shared cluster due to a large amount of Spam.

Our providers are working on clearing the queue so all mail should be delivered early this evening.

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RSS Subscribe Orcon rolling outages
Posted on 20/01/11 12:03PM

One of our hosting upstream providers has been having intermittent issues this morning affecting a few of our clients websites and email. Orcon have told us that this has been caused by a compromised website that was affecting all other websites on the servers. Websites are all up and running but we will be continuing to monitor Orcon.

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RSS Subscribe Temporary issue with our email address
Posted on 19/01/11 03:57PM

Due to a denial of service attack on our own email server, we may not have received emails you sent us between 2pm and 3.30pm today ( Wednesday 19th January 2011). These emails may have bounced back to the sender. Please resend us your email if you sent us an email between these times.

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RSS Subscribe Telecom / Xtra ISP users, and sending email issues.
Posted on 13/01/11 06:20PM

We have had several clients (those that use CPanel), who have had trouble recently sending emails through their email client software (eg MS Outlook). All these clients appear to be using our servers SMTP server for sending their emails, instead of their ISPs outgoing mail server. All these clients appear to use Telecom / Xtra as their ISP. It appears telecom have made recent changes on their network, that maybe causing this problem. We do know that they can block port 25, which is the normal outgoing mailserver port, therefore all CPanel clients should be using port 26 or port 8025 in their outgoing mailserver settings.

If you are a telecom user, please send your emails via telecoms / xtras SMTP server, and that will fix the problem.

All Telecom / Xtra cusomters also must authenticate their domain based email address with Telecom Xtra if you haven't already done so. Instructions for doing this can be found at
If you have any problems sending email via Telecom Xtras SMTP server please contact Telecom Xtra at 0800 110 050, and they will be able to help you set up the above settings for your domain based email address.

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RSS Subscribe MySQL upgrade for CPanel users
Posted on 12/01/11 08:30AM

Our providers will be pushing all CPanel servers from MySQL 5.0.X to MySQL 5.1.X. This is scheduled

While these updates take a bit of time to complete, they should not affect any scripts, and expected downtime should be under 5mins. Our providers have tested this and rolled out to 2 servers already and had no issue.

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RSS Subscribe PHP 5.2 upgrade Wednesday morning
Posted on 10/01/11 05:20PM

PHP 5.2 will be upgraded to the latest version this Wednesday for our Corporate and Business plan hosting clients.

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