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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Release 5133: Configurable MySQL temporary directory for extra space

In this release we’ve made it possible to configure your Hypernode to place the MySQL tmpdir on the /data disk instead of having it in the default /tmp directory on the root partition. This makes it possible to store a larger amount of MySQL temporary files at the cost of utilizing disk space on the […]

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Release 5131: Redis for sessions and AWS performance

With this changelog we introduce a couple of non-default, experimental features. As they are experimental, these features will only be made available on request. Redis for sessions Every Hypernode ships with a Redis instance, intended for cache usage. Currently we have disabled the ability to save its data to disk, making it entirely an in-memory […]

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Release 5108: Dynamic min/max spare PHP-FPM processes

Today we will deploy a small tweak to the PHP-FPM configuration on Hypernode. Previously the amount of start and spare server processes was statically configured. From now on they will be dynamically configured based on the environment. This means that large Hypernodes will be slightly quicker to respond in case of a rapidly increasing number […]

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