AWStats updated to version 7.7

We’ve updated the AWStats software we use to generate website statistics. The statistics beginning today use the latest version 7.7, which fixes several bugs. Customers should not notice any other changes.

We should probably mention that if you’re relying on AWStats for information about the behavior of human visitors, you can usually get more accurate statistics using Google Analytics, which works in a different way than simply analyzing log data after the fact. We have a page explaining more about the difference between AWStats and Google Analytics.

Brief scheduled maintenance January 8, 2018 (completed)

Between 9:00 PM and 11:59 PM Pacific time on Monday, January 8, 2018, each of our hosting servers will be restarted. This will cause a brief interruption of service (less than 5 minutes) for each site at some point during this period.

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PHP 5.6.33

The PHP developers recently released version 5.6.33 that fixes several bugs. We’ve upgraded the PHP 5.6 series on our servers as a result.

This change should not be noticeable, but in the unlikely event you experience any trouble, don’t hesitate to contact us.

PHP 7.0.27 and 7.1.13

The PHP developers recently released versions 7.0.27 and 7.1.13 that fix several bugs. We’ve upgraded the PHP 7.0 and 7.1 series on our servers as a result.

These changes should not be noticeable, but as always, don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any trouble.

PHP 7.0.26 and 7.1.12

The PHP developers recently released versions 7.0.26 and 7.1.12 that fix several bugs. We’ve upgraded the PHP 7.0 and 7.1 series on our servers as a result.

These changes should not be noticeable, but as always, don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any trouble.

Update Nov 29: It turns out these new versions of PHP both contain a bug that can cause rare crashes of a handful of scripts, including the NexGEN Gallery plugin for WordPress. We’ve temporarily reverted back to PHP 7.0.25 and 7.1.11 until this is fixed by the PHP developers.

Update Dec 4: We’ve applied patches from the PHP developers to fix the bug and re-deployed the fixed versions.

PHP 5.6.32, 7.0.25, and 7.1.11

The PHP developers recently released versions 5.6.32, 7.0.25, and 7.1.11 that fix several bugs. We’ve upgraded the PHP 5.6, 7.0 and 7.1 series on our servers as a result.

These changes should not be noticeable, but as always, don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any trouble.

Brief MySQL scheduled maintenance October 27, 2017 (completed)

Between 9:00 PM and 11:59 PM Pacific time on Friday, October 27 2017, the MySQL database software on each of our servers will be upgraded from version 5.6.37 to 5.6.38. This will cause an approximately 60 second interruption of service on each MySQL-using customer website at some point during this period.

This upgrade is necessary for security reasons and to fix bugs in MySQL. We apologize for the inconvenience this causes.

Update 9:55 PM Pacific time: The maintenance was completed as planned and all services are running normally.

PHP 7.0.24 and 7.1.10

The PHP developers recently released versions 7.0.24 and 7.1.10 that fix several bugs. We’ve upgraded the PHP 7.0 and 7.1 series on our servers as a result.

These changes should not be noticeable, but as always, don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any trouble.

Brief MySQL scheduled maintenance September 8, 2017 (completed)

Between 9:00 PM and 11:59 PM Pacific time on Friday, September 8, 2017, the MySQL database software on each of our servers will be upgraded from version 5.6.36 to 5.6.37. This will cause an approximately 60 second interruption of service on each MySQL-using customer website at some point during this period.

This upgrade is necessary for security reasons and to fix bugs in MySQL. We apologize for the inconvenience this causes.

Update 10:21 PM Pacific time: The maintenance was completed as planned and all services are running normally.

PHP 7.0.23 and 7.1.9

The PHP developers recently released versions 7.0.23 and 7.1.9 that fix several bugs. We’ve upgraded the PHP 7.0 and 7.1 series on our servers as a result.

These changes should not be noticeable, but as always, don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any trouble.