Ryan MacDonald | Blogging, Small Business, Web Design & Hosting Tips - A Small Orange - Part 2

  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 a series of bug fixes for PHP 5.4 & 5.5. For more details please see … Continue reading »

  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 changes, for more details please see the PHP.net change log notes for PHP 5.5.6 and … Continue reading »

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 use installation wizard, conveniently located in the cPanel interface. Existing customers can find the ‘Ghost … Continue reading »

  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 on our shared server fleet, the Nginx Acceleration stack allows customer systems to reach new … Continue reading »

Here’s the fourth installment of our “Getting Started With Ubuntu” series. Check out part 1 here and part 2 here, and the first part to this post here.  When last we left off, we were only half finished. What we just did was install a high-security system. What we’ll want to do next is remove the old, weaker … Continue reading »

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 the composer dependency manager at getcomposer.org or read an excellent introduction at http://culttt.com/2013/01/07/what-is-php-composer/. The composer … Continue reading »

Here’s the third installment of our “Getting Started With Ubuntu” series. Check out part 1 here and part 2 here.  GNU/Linux is a fantastically secure Operating System (given many of the alternatives). However, like any security measure, it is only as strong as the humans operating and administering it. What use is the world’s strongest … Continue reading »

A denial of service vulnerability was recently discovered and patched in Django version 1.4, 1.5 and the 1.6 beta. We have upgraded the globally installed versions of Django 1.4 and 1.5 to versions 1.4.8 and 1.5.4 respectively to mitigate this issue for customers relying on our servers’ installations of Django. The default authentication system in … Continue reading »

Here’s the second part in our “Getting Started With Ubuntu” blog series. Click here to read the first part, which focuses on SSH, and take a look at part three (“Enhancing Security”) here. Uptime is important. Not only for bragging rights, of course (higher uptime means a more stable server), but for practical reasons as … Continue reading »

Here’s the first part of a blog series focused on getting started with Ubuntu, courtesy of Brent, one of our talented Ninjas. Check out part 2 here, and part 3 here.  Ubuntu is quickly becoming a favorite among newcomers to GNU/Linux, and rightfully so- Canonical LTD. (the organization in charge of releasing Ubuntu) along with many, many … Continue reading »



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