Our legacy hosting provider Orcon had an issue on their network late afternoon which caused some of our hosted websites to either be slow loading or unresponsive. This issue also affected our own websites. This issue has now been resolved. We apologise for any inconvenience.
This is a notice for websites connected to the old Orcon Windows web hosting platforms which have now reached end of life (EOL). From the 12th November 2014, Orcon (iServe) Windows websites will no longer have internet access for security reasons. FTP access to these servers will still be accessible until 20th January 2014. All websites on this platform should have already been migrated over to the Linux Platform. All clients who have their domains and DNS hosted by us will have automatically been switched to the Linux Servers, so your website should be unaffected by this. If you happen to host your domain away from our servers, and you use a third party DNS provider, then your website may stop working after this date. As we don't manage the DNS for those domains we don't know who is affected, if anyone, nor are we able to change the settings for you. We don't expect there to be many, if any, affected by this change.
If you do have your websites hosted on our old Orcon Windows hosting service, and host your websites DNS with another provider, please be sure to make sure that they are point to 22.214.171.124 (php55.iserve.net.nz) . Please email us if you are not sure. Your domain provider / DNS provider will need to make this change for you.
.NZ Domain Registrants should know that UDAIs (Unique Domain Authorisation ID) for all .NZ domains now expire after 30 days after they have last been generated.
Our clients are now able to register a whole new range of recently released Top Level Domain Name Extensions.
At the Lounge Network, we make an ongoing commitment to investing in resource and technology that ensures our servers run at optimal performance & availability - and most importantly - keeps your website or app running smoothly. Recently this has included;
• a complete overhaul of the shared hosting architecture at the Vocus Datacentre in Auckland, including upgrading all front-end servers and SATA drives to HP hardware,
• the implementation of MySQL Governor to regulate usage and prevent a site from affecting others when it requires additional resource,
• over $70,000 and 1000 hours of development/engineering time into upgrading mail systems and storage, providing you with a significantly more robust service.
With our Corporate/Business web hosting plans, there are a small number of shared hosting customers (less than 1%) whose resource use would be considered 'excessive' for the shared plan that they are on. To ensure that your website is never affected by the 1%, we have moved away from offering unmetered diskspace and traffic on our web hosting plans, and instead have implemented some new usage quotas. The updated plan can be viewed on our web hosting plans page. Business Class hosting users can view the updated hosting plan at http://www.loungenetwork.co.nz/nz-business-web-hosting/
If you are one of the 99% - you won't be affected by the changes, and your website and email will continue to work as normal. The new quotas will only affect the 1% of customers who fall outside of what's considered 'fair use'.
If you are one of the 1% - we'll be in touch to look at how we can help you curb your usage, or, offer you a hosting solution better suited to your needs.
There was an issue with the PHP 5.3 cluster at around 1pm, causing sites to load extremely slow.The PHP 4/5 cluster is not affected by this issue. This has now been resolved by the techs.
We are writing to advise that we have scheduled maintenance TONIGHT on one of our mysql servers during the following period.
Start Time: 16/10/2014 00:00 NZDT
End Time: 16/10/2014 04:00 NZDT
The following database server will be affected
mysql5.webhost.co.nz (mysql5.0 server)
We thank you for your understanding while this working is completed and apologise for any inconvenience caused.
Due to the NZRS (New Zealand domain registry) being overloaded, all new .nz registrations are failing. This is affecting all registrations and pre-registrations. Please bear with us while the NZ registry gets this resolved.
Update- This was resolved at around 2:30pm today.