Release 5190: PHP 7.0.30, 7.1.17 and 5.6.36

In this release we’ve updated PHP to the latest versions. PHP 7.0 has been updated from 7.0.28 to 7.0.30, PHP 7.1 from 7.1.15 to 7.1.17 and PHP 5.6 from 5.6.34 to 5.6.36. The complete changelog can be reviewed here for PHP 7 and here for PHP 5. Among other things, this update fixes the CVE-2018-10549 … Continued

Release 5153: Performance tuning for Amazon nodes

Previously we enabled a performance tweak for AWS EC2 on a select number of Hypernodes. This setting will now be enabled on all Excellence Hypernodes in the coming week. This change will decrease the time it takes to perform a gettimeofday syscall by up to 77%. By changing the kernel clocksource from xen to tsc … Continued

Release 5139: Stricter SSH Encryption Algorithms

In this release we have made it possible to configure a stricter set of encryption ciphers for SSH. SSH can use a wide collection of algorithms to secure the connection between your client and the server. Over time some of those ciphers have become outdated and could be regarded as weak. Especially CBC ciphers have … Continued