Overall uptime for the month of July 2013 was 99.903%. 20 of 26 servers had 100% uptime. The server "lizzie" had a hardware failure, which required a full recovery from backups.
Overall uptime for the month of June 2013 was 99.955%. 20 of 25 servers had 100% uptime.
Overall uptime for the month of May 2013 was 100.00%. 22 of 25 servers had 100% uptime.
Umbra Hosting will be attending HostingCon 2013 in Austin, Texas from June 17 through the 19th. Umbra Hoting would like to extend an invitation to any customers or partners that will be attending HostingCon to contact our sales team to schedule a meeting while in Austin. Our engineers and management always enjoy hearing from our customers and partners while eating a good steak or having a nice cold Texas sized beverage. The best part is that Umbra Hosting (well actually our parent company CyberLynk) will cover the tab so feel free to bring a friend or two.
A vulnerability has recently been disclosed in the Linux kernel which affects all systems running CentOS 6. This vulnerability is serious and may allow a remote exploit or local user to cause privilege escalation, resulting in root access to your server. A working example of the exploit has already been publicly disclosed, thus no advanced knowledge of the Linux kernel is required to gain root access once shell access has been obtained on the target system.
Overall uptime for the month of April 2013 was 99.995%. 21 of 25 servers had 100% uptime. We had a hardware issue with jonah, but it was quickly resolved.
At approximately noon (Central US time) our monitor systems detected an issue on the server “jonah”. After a quick check of the server by our technicians it was determined to be a hardware issue. Our hardware ninjas immediately sprang into action to pinpoint the issue.
It has not been a good month for WordPress. Earlier this month there was a large DoS attack against the WordPress admin page and now there is a remote code execution vulnerability with WP Super Cache and W3 Total Cache.
Umbra Hosting is proud to announce a partnership with CloudFlare, a web performance and security company. If you haven’t heard about CloudFlare before, our purpose is simple: we’ll make any website twice as fast and protect it from a broad range of web threats.
There is currently a significant attack being launched against WordPress based sites. The attackers are attempting to brute force log into the WordPress administrative interface. From what we have seen they are attempting to use the user-id of “admin” and various passwords.