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PHP 5.5 available on all servers

Following our policy to provide the most recent server technologies which we consider stable enough for production environment, PHP 5.5 is now available on all our servers. Customers can now choose between PHP 5.5 and PHP 5.3 as default PHP interpreter for their accounts.

We are well aware that PHP 5.3 is no longer supported by PHP developers. However, according to our analysis PHP 5.3 still does not pose a security threat to hosting servers. That's why we decided that we will keep it for now, giving our customers enough time to make their software compatible with PHP 5.5 - PHP versions over 5.3 introduce major changes that require some older sites/software to be rewritten.

Security of course is a primary concern, and our system administrators are closely monitoring the situation around PHP 5.3. If a security vulnerability is ever discovered, PHP 5.3 will be removed immediately. That's why we advise customers to make sure that their PHP sites/software are compatible with PHP versions over 5.3.


First Class servers in Europe

The First Class Managed VPS plan is now available on servers in Europe.

With two cores of Xeon E5-2630@2.30GHz, 4GB RAM, and 100GB storage on solid-state disks in RAID6 array, the First Class Managed VPS plan provides excellent performance for resource-demanding sites. With the new First Class servers at the Neterra datacenter in Sofia, our customers have more flexibility when selecting a location closest to their visitors.


New Reseller Panel interface

A new version of the Reseller Panel interface is now available to our resellers. It comes with a new design and additional features, such as improved order history, account balance refills and payments from the balance, as well as an overdraft feature for larger resellers.

Our resellers are a vital part of our company business model and vision for the future. Our own marketing budget has always been near zero, as we direct our efforts and resources towards the hosting service itself. Although we do not have sales staff in our office, we still have the best Sales Team on the Internet - our loyal resellers. We believe that providing the best hosting service to them will allow both ours and their business to grow.

We plan to add more features to the Reseller Panel in the near future, targeted towards better account management, automated generation of sales, and easier submission of orders for all our services.


Highly-critical SQL injection vulnerability for Drupal - mass-fixed on our servers

On Oct 15, 2014, Drupal developers issued a notification of a critical SQL injection vulnerability, which affected all current Drupal 7.x versions. More information on the matter can be found at https://www.drupal.org/SA-CORE-2014-005.

The existing proof of concept allowed hackers to turn the SQL injection vulnerability into a remote code execution / file upload, and there are reports of many hack attempts against Drupal sites on the Internet. To protect the Drupal sites of our customers until they update their installations, we patched over 3000 Drupal installations on our servers. The applied patch does not affect the operation of the sites, but eliminate the threat which is a result of the announced vulnerability.

Customers still must update their Drupal installations to the latest version from Drupal.org.


PHP 5.4 available to all customers

Following several months of preparation and gradual implementation, PHP 5.4 is now available on all our servers.

Our company policy towards software updates has always been the same - we aim to provide the most recent technologies, but without compromising the stability and security of the hosting service, and only after careful testing and implementation. We consider that PHP 5.4 is the latest branch that is stable and secure enough to be used on a shared hosting server.

With the installation of PHP 5.4, our customers can choose between PHP 5.3 and PHP 5.4 as a default interpreter for their PHP scripts.