Category Archives: MySQL

SQL Tuning for a Faster Database

If you’re running MySQL or MS SQL databases, you’re probably familiar with the basics of the SQL language. While SQL is relatively easy to pick up, there are always opportunities when it comes to optimising your database to run as … Continue reading

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MySQL security update

Security holes in MySQL can be abused to gain remote root access on poorly configured servers have been announced. Patches to fix up the problem released last week and the flaws are present in all default installations of MySQL 5.5, 5.6 … Continue reading

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SnapShot Backups Now Available!

Snapshot backups are our new fully automated backup service that takes a full backup of all your websites and databases. This then gives you the ability to restore a website from any day in the past 30 days. Advanced and … Continue reading

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Linux software updates

As part of our constant work to improve our platform, keep software update and also make sure the web hosting platform is secure we are announcing the following updates…

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Upgrades to MySQL 5.1 to MySQL 5.5

As a continued effort to provide the latest software for both security and performance, we are upgrading MySQL from version 5.1.57 to 5.5.25a over the next few weeks. Below is a brief summary of the MySQL changes; all information here … Continue reading

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VPS and Web Hosting Server Security

We host a large variety of websites, virtual servers and of course have our own servers to host our website. This puts us in a position that allows us to witness a wide range attacks on people’s sites and servers. In the … Continue reading

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Important: MySQL Vulnerability

Late yesterday evening, a security flaw was discovered in MySQL’s authentication system. Without going into too much detail (links explaining the technical details of the exploit are at the end of this post), some versions of MySQL will allow a … Continue reading

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