Author Archives: Ryan MacDonald

About Ryan MacDonald

Ryan MacDonald is the Director of Technology at A Small Orange. He lives in Montreal, Canada. Ryan MacDonald has over 10 years experience in the web hosting industry and develops a series of utilities in wide use amongst web hosts, such tools include Linux Malware Detect, Advanced Policy Firewall and Brute Force Detection.

Patched: OpenSSL Heartbleed Vulnerability CVE-2014-0160

This morning we deployed an update to the OpenSSL software packages on our shared and customer servers to address a critical vulnerability. The vulnerability, dubbed “heartbleed”, is the result of improper data validation (bounds check) within a “heartbeat” feature of … Continue reading

PHP Updates: PHP 5.5.11 & 5.4.27

  We are pleased to announce that we have completed an update of the PHP versions available on all shared and business cloud servers to PHP versions 5.5.11 and 5.4.27. These updates contain several bug fixes as well as a … Continue reading

A Small Orange Now Supports Forward Secrecy

A Small Orange is committed to keeping our customers’ information safe and secure, so we’re quite pleased to share that we now support Forward Secrecy across our Secure Socket Layer (SSL) offerings for shared and business shared products. We have … Continue reading

Ghost 0.4 Support & One-Click Upgrade

We are pleased to announce the immediate availability of Ghost 0.4 support on our shared and business cloud shared servers. The new release of Ghost marks the first minor release update to the popular Ghost blogging platform and includes some … Continue reading

PHP Updates: 5.5.8 & 5.4.24

  We are pleased to announce that we have completed an update of the PHP versions available on all shared and business cloud servers to PHP versions 5.5.8 and 5.4.22. This update is largely bug fix and performance related changes, … Continue reading