Release 5245: Smart request handling bugfix and other changes

Smart request handling bugfix In this release we have made a small change to our PHP configuration to fix a problem with the smart request handling and the livefpm command on Hypernode. We discovered that since the latest PHP update it was not possible anymore to view the connection status of FPM requests as the […]

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Release 5239: Web Application Firewall whitelist management now available in the Service Panel

Managing the fail2ban whitelist We’ve had a few cases where customers banned their own IP through fail2ban because of extensive testing. In the past you needed to contact support to get your IP unblocked. Recently we have enabled the Web Application Firewall (WAF) whitelist on the Service Panel, so customers can manage their own whitelist […]

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Release 5235: New orders now have Magento 2 and PHP 7.1 as the default configuration

Today we changed the standard configuration for new direct Hypernode orders to Magento 2 on PHP 7.1. Previously the default was Magento 1 on PHP 5.6. Like before you can still select a Magento 1 with PHP 5.6 pre-installation on the trial page. It is also possible to choose for an empty Hypernode in case […]

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Release 5226: DigitalOcean nodes route outbound port 25 and 587 through dedicated IP, fixed long running processes MageReport check

SMTP traffic on default ports via the non-dedicated IP Recently it came to our attention that in contrast to their normal IPs, DigitalOcean was blocking outbound traffic on ports 25 and 587 on the floating IPs we use to provide the newly introduced dedicated IP feature on Hypernode. This is generally not an issue since […]

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Release 5213: New 96 core, 384GB memory Hypernode: Excellence 5XL, updated malware scanner

New Excellence 5XL plan with 96 cores and 384GB of RAM Today we have added yet another new plan to the Excellence product-line. With its 96 cores and whopping 384 gigabytes of RAM this new Amazon based Excellence node is even larger than the 4XL we launched in January. When you order this Hypernode make […]

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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 […]

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Release 5172: SFTP (SSH File Transfer Protocol) enabled by default

In this release we have converted the opt in SFTP feature into a default setting to make it easier to securely exchange data with external parties like suppliers. Previously if you’d want to enable SFTP on a Hypernode this would need to be requested through support at support@byte.nl. From now on this won’t be longer […]

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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 […]

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Release 5150: Upscaling without IP change, dedicated IPs for Hypernodes

In the past couple of months we have been very busy with overhauling our cloud provisioning automation and migration processes behind the scenes to provide a better experience when changing between Hypernode plans. While always being able to anticipate when you need to upgrade to a Hypernode with more resources to facilitate the growth of […]

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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 […]

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