Announcements

Scheduled Maintenance: Apollo, Luna and Poseidon to be Relocated to New Data Center

June 29, 2015

On Saturday, July 25, our Apollo, Luna and Poseidon servers will be physically relocated to a new data center in Montreal.

Over the past seven years these servers have been housed in our private rack space located at 3185 Rue Hochelaga. During this time the operators of the facility have expanded and built two new ultra-modern data centers in Montreal. These new facilities are significantly larger and offer the latest in data center technology and security.

As a consequence, the facility operators have elected to close the data center at 3185 Rue Hochelaga, the smallest of their facilities, and have notified us that our private rack space and equipment must be moved to their new data center located at 5945 Boulevard Couture.

We have scheduled this move to occur in the morning of Saturday, July 25. Customers hosted on our Apollo, Luna and Poseidon servers will experience an outage while these servers are unmounted, transferred to the new facility and hooked back up.

A maintenance window and additional details will be given closer to the date of the maintenance. Customers may follow along with our progress at http://varialhosting.com/support/ on the date of the event.

PHP Upgraded to 5.4.42

June 29, 2015

Our default version of PHP has been upgraded to version 5.4.42 across all servers.

PHP 5.4.42 is primarily a bug fix and security release and compatibility issues are not anticipated. More information on PHP 5.4.42 can be found at: http://php.net/archive/2015.php#id2015-06-11-4

Note that alternate versions of PHP 5.2, 5.3, 5.5 and 5.6 are available for clients to switch to using the "Select PHP Version" tool in your cPanel.

cPanel Upgraded to 11.50

June 22, 2015

cPanel, the software powering our hosting platform has just been upgraded to a major new release, version 11.50.

cPanel 11.50 includes support for new Linux operating systems, syncronized calendars and contacts and email greylisting.

To learn more about these features and the over 25 additional improvements please visit http://releases.cpanel.com/.

PHP Upgraded to 5.4.40

April 29, 2015

Our default version of PHP has been upgraded to version 5.4.40 across all servers.

PHP 5.4.40 is primarily a bug fix and security release and compatibility issues are not anticipated. More information on PHP 5.4.40 can be found at: http://php.net/archive/2015.php#id2015-04-16-3

Note that alternate versions of PHP 5.2, 5.3, 5.5 and 5.6 are available for clients to switch to using the "Select PHP Version" tool in your cPanel.

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