Release 785: install pdftk, imagemagick and a new version of n98-magerun

On request we made pdftk, imagemagick and a new version of n98-magerun available. PDFTK is a toolkit for converting pdf, imagemagick is a swiss armyknife for converting images and n98-magerun is a toolkit for managing magento installations on the commandline.

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Release 771: vagrant image available, correct blocking of PHP in /media/ and /var/

Vagrant image is now available By popular demand, we’ve been working on a Vagrant image for Hypernode. This image allows you to develop your site on an environment exactly like a Hypernode, only on your own your laptop or PC. Have a look at our Github repo for the Vagrant image and give it a […]

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Release 656: Thuiswinkel.org scans

Thuiswinkel.org security scan now succeeds The scans Qualys performs for Thuiswinkel.org often ran afoul of our intrusion detection system (IDS). We’ve now tweaked the IDS so, that Qualys can pass the test. Thanks for working with us on this, Pieter!

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Release 641: SSLv3 no longer supported

Deprecated SSL protocol SSLv3 no longer supported Many techblogs have reported that a big security hole named POODLE was found in SSL version 3. This protocol version has been deprecated for years in favor of TLS. To keep our Hypernodes safe and care-free, we’ve decided to disable SSLv3 support. Impact The impact will be negligible: […]

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Release 640: 404 optimization, Nginx config warnings in prompt

Missing media no longer triggers Magento 404 Our Nginx configuration contained a flaw that caused all missing media files (images, css, js) to be routed to Magento. Magento then renders a nice 404, but nobody is interested in that page. So we’ve changed the configuration to be more like the standard Magento config for Apache […]

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Release 629: storefront overview, midnight commander, git-flow, improved filtering

Storefront overview For shops with many storefronts, it can be a tedious job to make sure all domain names are correctly configured. One by one the domain settings would have to be visited and verified. This frequently caused mistakes and misconfigured domains. A new tool was added to the Byte service panel to show the […]

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Release 582: Magento brute force and vulnerability scanner protection

Magento Brute Force Protection Brute force attacks against popular web applications, such as WordPress and Magento, seems to be surging lately. Botnets use dictionaries and try to log in on the back-end with various common passwords. If this succeeds, it is easy to install a malware component to send spam, steal payment information etcetera. Even […]

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Release 573: connect suppliers through FTP, Cloudflare support

You can now connect your suppliers through FTP As you might well know, FTP is an old protocol that is, at it’s core, unsafe to use. The protocol uses passwords, and worse, these are sent in plaintext. So up to now, we only offered an SSH logging, thus supporting SFTP, rsync and scp. Unfortunately, there […]

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Release 540: New Relic for Hypernode, set base url in importer

New Relic for Hypernode We’ve added New Relic to our Hypernode stack. You can now inspect the performance of your shop with just a mouseclick. To enable this feature, go to the Service Panel and activate New Relic for your Hypernode now! Thanks, Gertjan! Other fixes Set the base URL when importing One common pitfall when […]

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Release 535: rate limit for bots and more tools

Making sure you can handle bad bots #2 Update March 2016: we have changed the 503 response code (temporarily unavailable) to the – now standard – 429 (too many requests).  A few of our customers experienced a scenario where all available PHP worker slots were full. Mostly caused by errant bots, this scenario typically results in […]

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