Sep 24, 2009 ~ Lisa Sabin-Wilson - Comments Off

[UPDATED] Current Issue With Kiwi

The datacenter is working on the issue with kiwi. As soon as its back up we will notify everyone.thanks for your patience.

update : kiwi is backup – we are monitoring it to determine the issue

Update : We have identified an issue with a portion of the file system and are working to resolve it. You may be unable to post to your website and have some email delivery issues for the moment.

Update : Kiwi is going up and down while we attempt to fix the issue. Please bear with us.

Update : All of the accounts on kiwi have been transferred over to a temporary server while the new server is being provisioned. We apologize for the delay but it turns out that kiwi was not salvageable from an operating perspective however ALL data was recovered thanks to the nightly backups we take for “just in case” moments such as these.

9/25 We have transferred all of the accounts from Kiwi over to our Pinki server, which may cause somewhat of a slow down while that happens, overnight.  Starting Friday morning, we’re transferring those accounts back to the newly provisioned server and at that point, things should calm down.  Clients on both Kiwi and Pinki may experience intermittent periods of slow load times today while our techs get this issue sorted out – – it shouldn’t be for long and we super appreciate your patience!

Nov 25, 2008 ~ Lisa Sabin-Wilson - 1 Comment - Add Yours »

WordPress 2.6.5 Security Upgrade

The WordPress team announced a security upgrade to 2.6.5 that fixes an exploit only affects IP-based virtual servers running on Apache 2.x.  Fortuanately, for Blogs About clients, this only affects our clients on only one of our servers.  If you are hosted on our Kiwi server (IP 76.74.159.114), and are running WordPress on your account, you will want to upgrade to WordPress 2.6.5.  Our Kiwi server is running Apache 2.2.9.  ( The IP of the server you are on is listed in your account CPanel, in the left menu – if is 76.74.159.114 – you’re on Kiwi)

The security issue is an XSS exploit discovered by Jeremias Reith that fortunately only affects IP-based virtual servers running on Apache 2.x. If you are interested only in the security fix, copy wp-includes/feed.php and wp-includes/version.php from the 2.6.5 release package.

2.6.5 contains three other small fixes in addition to the XSS fix. The first prevents accidentally saving post meta information to a revision. The second prevents XML-RPC from fetching incorrect post types. The third adds some user ID sanitization during bulk delete requests. For a list of changed files, consult the full changeset between 2.6.3 and 2.6.5.

Get the WordPress 2.6.5 files from the official WordPress site.

Oct 20, 2008 ~ Lisa Sabin-Wilson - Comments Off

Site Uptime Monitoring Added

I did something on our site that I should have done a long, long, long time ago! I added a site uptime monitoring tool that will allow our clients (and potential clients!) to check up on the progress of our servers! The service is provided by SiteUptime and you can view server stats here.

We currently have 5 of our shared servers we are currently monitoring and good question might be… “How do I know which server my account is on?” – which would be an excellent question! The servers on the Site Uptime monitoring page are listed by name and IP address:

  • KIWI – 76.74.159.114
  • JINGLES – 66.135.55.41
  • BUBBA – 72.51.34.113
  • TALIS – 72.51.38.154
  • OZ – 72.51.46.32
    It is the string of numbers to the right of the Server Name that you need to worry about. The IP of the server you are on is listed in your account CPanel, in the left menu. Find that IP – compare it to one of the 5 listed above and BINGO! You know which one you are on! Feel free to bookmark our uptime monitoring page so you can visit it and check up on our regular progress of uptime! Those uptime stats are refreshed every 5 minutes!

    Small triva that most of you don’t know: The names of our servers: Kiwi, Oz, Bubba, Talis, Jingles – those are all names of our pets. Yes, we’re pet people! We have three birds and three cats – so far!

    Kiwi – our conure parrot; she recently died after choking on a seed :(
    Oz – our Military Mackaw
    Jingles – our Chattering Lorikeet
    Bubba – our adopted kitten from Alabama
    Talis – our Abysynnian cat

    But there are only 5 servers, you ask?? Yes – we recently adopted a Pionus Parrot named Pinki who doesn’t have a server named after her yet! All in good time, Pinksters! :D


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