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There once was a time when web design was open to amateurs looking to claim their own little space on the World Wide Web. Of course, those opportunities for amateurs still exist today, but back when GeoCities reigned supreme, web design for newbies was a force to content with.
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The Rise and Fall of GeoCities
To all our clients (and anyone else who happens upon this post) who are running the WordPress software on their website: Upgrade now to the latest version 2.8.4 . There appears to be a current and ongoing attack against older versions of WordPress. It could be a looooooooooooong weekend for us! As we read on Mashable : The warning comes from Lorelle on WordPress after it was discovered that a nasty attack is exploiting security holes in previous versions of the blogging software, creating a new “hidden” Administrator account and getting right down to the database level.
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[UPDATED] Early versions of WordPress under attack – upgrade to 2.8.4 today!
Server Alerts : for those clients whose accounts are on the following servers (*): OZ – 126.96.36.199 TALIS – 188.8.131.52 BUBBA – 184.108.40.206 We are performing a server migration to new, more powerful server system. Skipping all the geek speak – basically it means more RAM (memory), more processors (CPU) – which means better, faster and more powerful, overall. Accounts backups to an offsite location have been completed and we expect very minimal (if any) downtime for accounts on those three servers. If you experience any problems with your site, please understand that the server migration is necessary to upgrade the equipment across all our server systems to better serve our clients and improve performance, and ultimately your hosting experience. The migration will be taking place in the wee hours of the night/morning – we chose these times because they are the lowest in terms of web traffic and readership (when *most* people are sleeping..except me, I’m always awake when the rest of the world sleeps. heh) Currently, we are having an unrelated hardware problem on the TALIS server that our techs are working on, as I type this. The migration of the accounts off TALIS to the new server will remedy the problem – however, we are working on getting TALIS fixed to remedy server load issues in the meantime. As always, we appreciate your patience and your support! Over the next 24 – 48 hours, our techs will be prioritizing questions and requests for support on an ‘ urgent ‘ basis only. Questions and support requests requiring urgent attention will be attended to immediately. General inquiries, requests for design assistance, upgrades to software, etc will be attended to starting Monday morning. This weekend, our focus is on making the migration go smoothly for everyone and emerging on Monday morning with some powerful new systems over here! * – If you do not know what server your account is currently on – you can locate the IP number of your server in the left menu of your CPanel. Compare your IP number with the three I’ve listed above to find out which server your account is currently hosted on. Or, leave a comment on this post and I’ll do my best to help you determine your server assignment. Thanks! Related Posts: Site Uptime Monitoring Added New design launch and some great new features! Welcome Clients from Weblog Design Studios New Hosting Packages Rollout!
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Server Migration 12/13 – 12/14 2008
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 220.127.116.11), 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 18.104.22.168 – 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
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WordPress 2.6.5 Security Upgrade
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 – 22.214.171.124 JINGLES – 126.96.36.199 BUBBA – 188.8.131.52 TALIS – 184.108.40.206 OZ – 220.127.116.11 It is the string of numbers to the right of the Server Name that you need to worry about
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Site Uptime Monitoring Added