Manchester VPS Blog

Loss of network at our Data Centre

September 27, 2016 No comments

10:50AM Tues 27th Sept – the Data Centre where our equipment is located are currently experienceing a total loss of network across a big part of their facility. If you VPS is currently unreachable, please stand by, we are monitoring updates form the DC, who are working to restore service, and will post an update […]

Loss of network at our Data Centre

April 5, 2016 No comments

12:30PM Tues 5th April – the Data Centre where our equipment is located are currently experienceing a total loss of network across a big part of their facility. If you VPS is currently unreachable, please stand by, we are monitoring updates form the DC, who are working to restore service, and will post an update […]

Centos & Ubuntu new releases and ISO images updated

August 10, 2015 No comments

We’re pleased to announce that we’ve updated our Centos and Ubuntu OS ISO collection today, following new releases from both these extremely popular Linux projects. The Centos 6.6 collection has been updated to the newly released Centos 6.7. More information can be found in the release announcement from 3 days ago. The Centos 7.0-1406 collection […]

What we’ve done to protect against VENOM and Logjam

May 20, 2015 No comments

In the last 7 days the internet community has seen two quite significant (but unrelated) security vulnerabilities made public; affectionately named “VENOM”  (CVE-2015-3456) and “Logjam”. We’ve taken steps to protect our customers from both. “VENOM”  (CVE-2015-3456) is a vulnerability affecting the vast majority of Cloud and VPS providers such as ourselves. It is a flaw […]

Maintenance Sunday 2nd Nov, 3:00 AM

October 28, 2014 No comments

We will be performing essential maintenance work on our VPS host servers between 3AM – 5AM GMT on Sunday 2nd November. During this window  your VPS will be unavailable for up to 20 mins while the host server is rebooted. Before rebooting we will be sending each VPS an ACPI Shutdown signal. If you have […]

Some ISO image updates

October 4, 2014 No comments

We’ve updated some ISOs today, the following are the new versions that have replaced the old ones:   The Centos 5.10 collection has been updated with the recently released Centos 5.11 equivalents. Clonezilla Live 2.2.4-12 (amd64) Clonezilla Live 2.2.4-12 (i686-pae) KNOPPIX DVD V7.4.2 2014-09-28 EN System Rescue CD 4.3.1   If there is a particular […]

Network outage Sept 28th

September 28, 2014 No comments

Sun Sept 28th 2014 – 16:50: Unfortunately the data centre we are in has just suffered a brief loss of network connectivity lasting about 5-10 mins. It was very brief so may not have been noticed but our monitoring detected it. We’d like to apologise to any customers affected. At the moment we don’t have […]

Lots of OS ISO images updated

September 2, 2014 No comments

We’re pleased to let everyone know we’ve been going through updating our OS ISO image collection the last couple of days to refresh some of them where newer versions are available. These are the ones we’ve updated: Ubuntu 12.04.5 Precise Pangolin LTS Server (amd64 & i386) Ubuntu 14.04.1 Trusty Tahr LTS Server (amd64 & i386) […]

Network Outage

August 23, 2014 No comments

Sat 23rd Aug 2014 11:16AM – Some VPS customers will currently be experiencing a lack of network connectivity to their VPS. We are investigating urgently and will update here as soon as we have further news. Update 11:28AM – We have identified the cause of the issue and have raised a request with on site […]

Network packet loss

August 10, 2014 No comments

The Data Centre we are in are this evening experiencing intermittent network issues. There have been two occasions this evening, once at around 18:15, and again at around  20:55, where VPS users have seen varying levels of packet loss lasting between 2 – 4 minutes.  Rest assured the Data Centre have a team of network […]