Monthly Archives: October 2013

Debian 6.0.8 net install ISO added

We have just added the net install ISO image to our collection, for the oldstable Debian 6.0.8 “squeeze” security update that was released yesterday. This allows anyone who still wishes to do a fresh install of Squeeze on their VPS to do so with the latest 6 release.

As you may know we are not keeping the full set of Debian 6 ISOs anymore, which are a set of 8 ISOs of around 30GB of size. This is because Debian highly recommends that people install the current Debian 7 stable “Wheezy” release instead, and we do keep the full set of ISOs for that release.  Debian will only continue to provide security updates for 6 until around May 2014.  However, if you do have a specific need to install Debian 6, the netinstall image will allow you to install the base OS, and you can then install whatever packages you need from inside the OS using apt-get.

You can read the release announcement for 6.0.8 here.

Centos 5.10 ISOs added

As Centos 5.10 was released today, we have refreshed our Centos 5 install ISOs to the new version, so that new installs of Centos 5 can take advantage of the latest version.

If you are already running CentOS-5.9 or an older CentOS-5 release, all you need to do is update your machine via yum by running :

‘yum update’

Running ‘yum list updates’ before doing the update is recommended, so you can get a list of packages that are going to be updated. To check you are indeed on CentOS-5.10, run : ‘rpm -q centos-release’ and that should return: ‘centos-release-5-10.el5.centos.1’

The Release Notes for CentOS-5.10 can be found on-line at :

Ubuntu server 13.10 (Saucy Salamander) ISOs added

Ubuntu 13.10 (Saucy Salamander) was released today, so we have just added the amd64 and i386 server edition installable ISOs to our collection so that new installs can take advantage of the latest release.

Note that Ubuntu will be providing maintenance updates for Ubuntu 13.10 for 9 months, until July 2014. If you need long term support we recommend you install one of the LTS releases of Ubuntu instead.

For more information, have a look at the release announcement here, which contains plenty of useful info, including about upgrading from 13.04 if you are running that.

Planned maintenance Oct 17th 2AM – 4AM BST

We will be performing OS updates across all of our servers, to address critical security updates, on October 17th 2AM – 4AM BST. During this window your VPS will be unavailable for around 10 mins while the host server is rebooted. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.

Update 17th Oct 04:15AM – This work is now complete, and we are now checking that all VPS have started up OK.  If you experience any issues with your VPS please raise a support ticket.  We’d like to thank all customers for their patience.