PHP 7 brings with it major speed improvements over its predecessors. To activate PHP 7 hosting, login to your Plesk panel and click the Hosting Settings icon. On that page you can select PHP 7 and apply the new setting. Please be aware that many PHP applications are not yet compatible with PHP 7. We have tested WordPress and it works very well. ... Read More »
Joomla has just issued a patch that fixes a SQL injection vulnerability discovered by a researcher at Trustwave SpiderLabs. The flaw allowed malicious users to extract a browser cookie assigned to a Joomla site administrator, giving them access to restricted parts of a Joomla site. The flaw first appeared in Joomla 3.2, released in November, 2013. ... Read More »
May 23rd We're now accepting Bitcoins
Along with Credit cards, Amazon and PayPal payments, we are now accepting Bitcoins, the digital P2P currency as a payment method for new and existing orders. When buying Web Hosting services from DataPacket, choose Bitcoin for your payment method. Existing customers can click on a due invoice and select Bitcoin from the drop-down payment ... Read More »
Jan 28th Beware of fake FileZilla FTP client
FileZilla has an evil twin that steals FTP logins. Maliciously modified versions of the popular FTP application FileZilla look and act just like the real thing, but include extra code that steals the login data typed in by users and sends it to an unauthorized server using the same FTP operation launched by the user without going through a ... Read More »
Upstream Network Maintenance. Details of Maintenance: We have been notified of scheduled upstream maintenance for the PCCW/BTN network that will impact connections through this upstream during the maintenance window listed above. Some network instability and suboptimal routing may occur during the scheduled window as our traffic is rerouted ... Read More »
cPanel has released the following security updates. If you have an unmanaged VPS server and are using it for cPanel hosting please update your installation. The following cPanel & WHM versions address all known vulnerabilities: * 220.127.116.11 & Greater * 18.104.22.168 & Greater * 22.214.171.124 & Greater * 126.96.36.199 & Greater Read More »
Roundcube Webmail is now available to WebsitePanel users in addition to Squirrelmail. WebsitePanel users can access webmail options by using "http://mail.domain.com/webmail". (Replace domain.com with your actual domain).Roundcube webmail is a browser-based multilingual IMAP client with an application-like user interface. It provides full ... Read More »
One of our bandwidth providers has notified us of scheduled maintenance on October 8, 2013 between 3:00 AM/6:00 AM EDT to upgrade their network architecture. The service interruption is expected to last less than 15 minutes. During the maintenance, you may notice sub-optimal routing as our network automatically routes traffic to through other ... Read More »
Feb 1st WebsitePanel 2.0 updates
We are happy to announce all WebsitePanel servers have been upgraded to version 2.0.Version 2.0 brings with it 140 new features and bug fixes, this release constitutes one of the largest WebsitePanel platform improvements to date.
As PHP 5.3 reaches its end of life cycle, we encourage all users to be ready for an upgrade to PHP 5.4 during the first quarter of 2013.