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A Little PHP 7.4 Upgrade (December 2021)

Published by on December 3rd, 2021

Spiral Hosting are committed to providing the latest software on our web servers for optimum performance and security. Part of this job is our technicians maintaining multiple different PHP versions that we offer. Every PHP version has its own lifespan: a beta version, a stable launch, lots of minor updates and security patches, and finally decommissioning. …
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The big PHP 7.3 upgrade

The Big PHP 7.3 Upgrade (December 2019)

Published by on December 6th, 2019

Spiral Hosting are committed to providing the latest software on our web servers for optimum performance and security. Part of this job is our technicians maintaining the many different PHP versions on offer, with every version having its own launch date, updates and patches throughout its lifespan, and finally decommissioning. From time to time we …
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Ensure your software is up to date: TLS v1.0 switch off 30th June 2018

Published by on June 28th, 2018

Saturday 30th June 2018 marks a significant change to how the Internet communicates. An old security protocol (TLS version 1.0) is being phased out, and this might cause issues for anyone hasn’t updated their computer’s operating system, web browser or email software in the last few years. This blog post explains what’s happening and what you …
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Secure your website with HTTPS

Published by on February 12th, 2017

Spiral Hosting are making it easier than ever to secure your website with HTTPS. We have introduced a new AutoSSL feature on all our shared hosting, enterprise hosting and reseller hosting plans. AutoSSL is an automatically provisioned SSL certificate securing your HTTPS website (whether it is a domain, sub-domain, add-on domain or alias). AutoSSL offers a DV …
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WordPress brute force login attacks at epidemic level

Published by on April 12th, 2013

Irish web hosting provider Spiral Hosting have today emailed all their clients to advise them of brute force login attacks targeting WordPress blog software. WordPress is the most popular blog publishing software and it’s used by millions of websites worldwide.   Peter Armstrong, Managing Director of Spiral Hosting explained, “There is currently a large scale …
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WordPress 3.0.5 Release and Security Fixes

Published by on February 8th, 2011

WordPress version 3.0.5 was released this morning. The new release includes a maintenance and security update which fixes two important security vulnerabilities. Spiral Hosting strongly recommend that all customers who use WordPress upgrade as soon as possible. We have seen a big increase in the number of websites being exploited because they are using out-of-date …
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Information on Release of Joomla 1.6

Published by on January 13th, 2011

Joomla released the much anticipated Joomla 1.6 earlier this week. The latest version of their content management system claims to have “more power, more control, and more options than ever before“. They’ve been bragging about it for a while. The good news is that it’s now available to install instantly via Installatron in your cPanel …
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Is Your Website Software Up To Date?

Published by on August 4th, 2010

Spiral Hosting are advising webhosting clients and our resellers to ensure that their website software is up-to-date and secure. We have noticed a recent increase in malware bots scanning websites on our servers looking for vulnerabilities in website software. Websites that use out-of-date software could have major security flaws and may be vulnerable to hacking …
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