PHP updated to PHP 5.6.4 and OCI8 installed

  We’re starting the new year with a major PHP upgrade. The PHP 5.6.0 version has been updated to PHP 5.6.4, which features a few bug fixes. Also, we’ve installed the OCI8 extension for connecting to Oracle Database. Customers can now connect to their Oracle databases using osi_connect. To do that, they’ll need to add …

Thousands of CMS sites threatened by CryptoPHP malware. Learn how to protect your sites.

Our admins located a series of unauthorized attacks on CMS-based sites on our platform over the weekend. Those attacks appeared to be part of the CryptoPHP hacker ‘campaign’. CryptoPHP is a threat that uses backdoored Joomla, WordPress and Drupal themes and plugins to compromise web servers. This turns out to be a global phenomenon, which was …

Multiple Nameservers for more redundancy

We have now added 2 more nameservers to further improve our redundancy, ensuring availability of your websites even when we are under DNS attacks. Nameservers NS3 and NS4 will soon be added to each of your hosting account and you will be notified. We kindly request you to add the new nameservers from your domain control …

Zsh Shell now installed on all server

To all developers on our platform: Aside from the default Bash shell, our devs have installed the Zsh shell on all servers as well. You can access it via SSH using /bin/zsh. We’ll also enable the option to select your default shell from the Hepsia Control Panel very soon. Among the key advantages of Zsh …

TLD .UK now available for everyone

Recently, we’ve made the shorter & sharper .UK TLD available for registration. With most providers, you will be required to supply a physicаl address in the UK for contact purposes in order to get a .UK domain. Luckily, we’ve managed to find a solution and now we’re among the few registrars that do not require …

XgenHosting soon to be a PCI-compliant Hosting

To all e-commerce site owners who pursue PCI DSS compliance: all VPSs, semi-dedicated and dedicated packages will be PCI-compliant very soon. Stay tuned! Our Developers and Administrators are currently working on making all Semi-Dedicated Servers and all Hepsia based VPS and Dedicated Servers PCI-compliant. Q: What is PCI? A: The Payment Card Industry Data Security …

The FFmpeg application installed on our servers

Multimedia content is diverse and resource-consuming, so its backend implementation may influence the overall performance of any website. To help multimedia site owners convert and play audio and video content flawlessly, we have installed FFmpeg on all our web hosting servers. FFmpeg is a must-have for any multimedia site, which features self-hosted videos. What is FFmpeg? It is …