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.

PHP Security Updates: 5.3.28, 5.4.23 & 5.5.7

  We have completed a series of updates to all installed PHP versions on our shared and business cloud servers to PHP versions 5.3.28, 5.4.23 and 5.5.7. This update addresses a security issue in the OpenSSL module (CVE-2013-6420) along with … Continue reading

PHP Updates: 5.5.6 & 5.4.22

  We are pleased to announce that we have completed an update of the alternate PHP versions available on all shared and business cloud servers to PHP versions 5.5.6 and 5.4.22. This update is largely bug fix and performance related … Continue reading

Ghost One-Click Install

We are pleased to announce the availability of our Ghost One-Click install plugin for shared, reseller and business shared customers. The plugin automates the process of installing the Ghost blogging software for our customers with a simple and easy to … Continue reading

Dedicated & Cloud VPS cPanel Optimized: Nginx Accelerated

  A Small Orange is pleased to announced the availability of our Nginx Acceleration stack for cPanel/WHM based Dedicated and Cloud VPS servers. As a solution in development at A Small Orange for over a year and actively in use … Continue reading

Composer & PHP Updates: 5.5.4 & 5.4.20

We are pleased to announced that the Composer PHP dependency manager is now available standard on all shared servers. Additionally, composer will now be default installed for convenience on customer Cloud VPS and Dedicated servers. You can learn more about … Continue reading