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.

Django Security Updates CVE-2013-1443: 1.4.8 & 1.5.8

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 … Continue reading

PHP Updates CVE-2013-4248: PHP 5.5.3 & PHP 5.4.19

  We have just completed the roll out of PHP versions 5.5.3 and 5.4.19 across our shared and business cloud server fleet to address CVE-2013-4248, a vulnerability in PHP’s OpenSSL module. As always, questions or comments, we can be reached … Continue reading

PHP Roadmap & Performance

PHP: Today and Tomorrow At A Small Orange, our shared fleet currently supports three separate PHP versions- PHP 5.3, 5.4, and 5.5 with 5.3 being the default. For quite a few years, PHP 5.3 has been the accepted standard in … Continue reading

Cloud VPS WordPress Optimized: In 5 minutes or less

A Small Orange is today announcing the availability of our new WordPress Optimized Cloud VPS template, powered by NGinx 1.4, PHP 5.5 and MySQL Community 5.5. The template allows our Cloud VPS customers to deploy an optimized environment with up … Continue reading

Alternate PHP Updates: 5.5.2 & 5.4.18

We are pleased to announce that we have updated the alternate PHP installations on all shared, reseller and business cloud servers to PHP versions 5.5.2 and 5.4.18 respectively in keeping with the latest stable releases from php.net. These updates are … Continue reading