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  1. 22 points
    IcEWoLF

    Do you guys like IPB?

    Hey HawkHost, how do you guys like Invision Power Board? I was thinking about moving off vBulletin and check out Invision power Board, the product seems a lot more compelling than XenForo.
  2. 21 points
    Chickenhawk

    spam attacks common?

    Hi. I was just wondering if attacks are getting worse as time goes by. I've heard of people who have had attackers report their IP to spamhaus or spamcop.net by inserting the target's ip and other identifying info into spam emails. After a week or two of this the target gets shut down by their provider. I'm only learning of this today and I'm not saying it's happening to me, but if it does, please don't proclaim me guilty until proven innocent... I read about it on this blog, http://www.bluehatseo.com/ , and I don't know how much validity there is in it but was wondering if it's a common occurrence around these parts. Scroll down to the part that deals with How to take down a competitor's website...
  3. 20 points
    Tony

    cPanel 11 Upgrades [07/02/2007]

    On Monday July 2nd we will be performing the upgrade to cPanel 11 on all servers. We will be doing this throughout the day and do not expect any interruption of web server service. We do however expect periods of time where cPanel will be unavailable due to the upgrade. We have no exact estimate on how long this will take or an exact time each server will have the upgrade performed. If you have any questions about this do not hesitate to ask our support department. Date: 5/21/2007 Start time (EDT): 10:00am End time (EDT): 10:00pm Duration: 12 hours (Estimated)
  4. 19 points
    This maintenance applies to all shared, reseller, VPS and backup servers Scheduled Maintenance - GLOBAL [07/07/2011-07/08/2011] Date: Thursday, July 7th, 2011 (07/07/2011) and Friday, July 8th, 2011 (07/08/2011) Start Time: 12:00 AM EDT End Time: 04:00 AM EDT Services affected: Public / Private Network Location: GLOBAL Duration: 28 hours Event summary: Datacenter engineers will be performing global maintenance on their backbone. During this maintenance, engineers will be implementing a number of policy changes related to route announcement and accepting routes from providers and peers. This work is required to support continued growth within the network and future global expansion. Due to the scope of this change, the work has been scheduled across the following dates: Thursday July 7th 12:00 - 04:00 AM EDT Friday July 8th 12:00 - 04:00 AM EDT Customer impact: While engineers expect no outage during this maintenance, customers may experience higher latency and/or packet loss while routes reconverge across the network.
  5. 19 points
    Tony

    Zend Framework Removal [10/06/2009]

    We will be removing Zend Framework from the PHP default include path on Tuesday October 6th. It was a great at the time to have for developers not wishing to upload the framework. Unfortunately as more applications make use of it there are problems that are starting to come up. One such popular example is Magento does not function properly without modifications to the .htaccess file. This does not mean you cannot use Zend Framework on our hosting. You can still do this it's just you need to upload it to your account. This is probably better anyways as each version brings changes. So anytime we were upgrading it could have potentially broke your application anyways. If you have any questions or concerns about this please contact support.
  6. 17 points
    March was a shortened month as we only started doing the new monitoring on the 14th. So keep in mind this dataset is inaccurate and does not reflect the overall uptime that month actually had. I'm going to try to explain any downtime reflected on the reports as well as we generally know why something went down. This report also includes a few images of the uptime. Feel free to use them as you wish.
  7. 16 points
    Tony

    What Video Games are you Playing?

    I'm just curious what video games everyone is playing right now. For me right now I'm working my way through Batman Arkham Asylum (awesome game) and picked up Need For Speed Shift. Both are for my 360 although I do have a ps3 as well. As far as PC games I play a game of Quake Live once in a while but that's about it. So how about anyone else?
  8. 16 points
    Tony

    PHP5 Upgrades [09/15/2007]

    On Saturday September 15th between 1pm EDT and 5pm EDT we will be upgrading all our servers PHP 5 to PHP 5.2.4. We do not expect any down time while we perform this upgrade we will just be performing an apache restart once PHP 5.2.4 is installed. If you're interested about any changes in this version please visit http://www.php.net/ChangeLog-5.php#5.2.4. Date: 09/15/2007 Start time (EDT): 1:00pm End time (EDT): 5:00pm Duration: 5 hours (few minutes per server large window to perform maintenance across all servers)
  9. 16 points
    Tony

    Public Uptime Reports

    We're now offering public uptime reports provided by Pingdom. You can find the reports at http://www.pingdom.com/reports/9zo4vo0z6qoq/ they are as of a few days ago and track just the web servers on each machine. The reporting is in 1 minute intervals so we imagine each month there will be 1-2 minutes of down time reported just due to the fact it can pick up a lot of things normal 5 minute intervals do not. Please keep in mind the uptime percentage will not be accurate until the month ends. So at the end of the month will show whether or not we met our 99.9% uptime for each machine.
  10. 16 points
    Tony

    PHP Upgrades for all servers

    We'll be upgrading all servers PHP 4 version to PHP 4.4.7 tonight which will require a few web server restarts which should not be noticable. We're very sorry about the short notice on this it has just been a common request for us to upgrade and we feel it would be best to upgrade now. Since it does not require any down time what so ever we feel it's not much of a big deal to upgrade. Now we'll also be upgrading all PHP5 versions to PHP 5.2.3 on Saturday June 16th during the day. Just like the PHP4 upgrade this will result in no down time just a few web server restarts to confirm that PHP 5 is working. The reason for these upgrades is to patch several PHP holes that have been discovered and as a result patched in these versions. If you have any questions or concerns about these upgrades feel free to contact support.
  11. 15 points
    Raymond

    Why did you choose HawkHost?

    Well let everyone know why you chose HawkHost. Me personally I chose HawkHost because their site + forums just looked more friendly than any other web host I'v seen. Ohh and their mascot is AWESOME!
  12. 15 points
    Brian

    Nameserver issues [06/29/2011]

    We are currently investigating a known issue/attack targeted at our shared nameservers. Any new information or updates will be posted in this forum.
  13. 15 points
    This maintenance applies to all shared, reseller, VPS and backup servers Scheduled Maintenance - GLOBAL [06/25/2011-06/26/2011] Date: Saturday, June 25, 2011 (06/25/2011) and Sunday, June 26th, 2011 (06/26/2011) Start Time: 12:00 AM EDT End Time: 04:00 AM EDT Services affected: Public / Private Network Location: GLOBAL Duration: 28 hours Event summary: Datacenter engineers will be performing global maintenance on their backbone. During this maintenance, engineers will be implementing a number of policy changes related to route announcement and accepting routes from providers and peers. This work is required to support continued growth within the network and future global expansion. This is a continuation of the maintenance window from June 18th - June 19th. Due to the scope of this change, the work has been scheduled across the following dates: Saturday June 25th 12:00 - 04:00 AM EDT Sunday June 26th 12:00 - 04:00 AM EDT Customer impact: While engineers expect no outage during this maintenance, customers may experience higher latency and/or packet loss while routes reconverge across the network.
  14. 15 points
    Tony

    HyperVM Off Line [06/07/2009]

    As of June 7th we have have taken HyperVM off line on our systems as a precaution to several exploits that have been reported to not have been patched. We have strong reason to believe this information is correct due to several providers having entire fleets of virtual private servers or even their actual servers data removed. You should not be experiencing any down time HyperVM is just the panel to administrate virtual private servers. Our nodes themselves continue to function without issue. If you require any assistance with your virtual private server such as rebooting it you will need to make a ticket for us to do it at this time. We hope that the developers of HyperVM will solve these issues in a reasonable amount of time. We will continue to have HyperVM off line until the issues are resolved. We will post updates as we receive them as well as an update when it is back up and functioning.
  15. 15 points
    Tony

    MySQL Upgrades All Servers [3/31/2007]

    On Saturday March 31st between 1pm EST and 5pm EST we
  16. 14 points
    Scheduled Backbone Maintenance [09/18/2011] Date: Sunday, September 18, 2011 [09/18/2011] Start Time: 12:00 AM CDT End Time: 08:00 AM CDT Services affected: Global Backbone Location: GLOBAL Duration: 8 hours ================================================== Network Engineers will be performing global maintenance on their backbone. During this change, Engineers will be implementing a number of policy changes. This work is required to support continued growth within the network and future global expansion. Due to the scope of this change, the work has been scheduled for the following day: Sunday September 18th 00:01 - 08:00 CDT While Engineers expect no outage during this maintenance, customers may experience higher latency and/or packet loss while routes reconverge across the network. ==================================================
  17. 14 points
    We will be updating all of our servers kernels to the latest version on Tuesday September 21st to to address a recent vulnerability found in some 64bit distributions which affect us. You may recall we run ksplice on all of our servers and they did attend to this issue prior to an official release from the vendor (Red Hat) however due to the nature of the vulnerability we've decided to perform an actual kernel upgrade to ensure this won't affect us in the future. The maintenance window is for the next 12 hours during which each machine will be updated and experience about 10 minutes of downtime. Date: 09/21/2010 Start time (EDT): 1:00pm End time (EDT): 1:00am Duration: 12 hours Estimated Down Time: 10 minutes
  18. 14 points
    Cody R.

    SSH Temporarily Disabled

    We've temporarily disabled SSH across all machines as a precaution due to a recent exploit / 0-Day (released before being patched) in the wild. We'll update this thread once SSH has been enabled. This does not affect our VPS servers.
  19. 14 points
    Tony

    April Uptime Report

    April was unfortunately a tough month at Devoted Host as our primary datacenter SoftLayer was running on generators due to the inclement weather in the area. When switching back to utility power a 2500amp breaker failed placing all our servers on UPS backup power. Unfortunately after 30 minutes machines started to go offline. After about 3 hours of work from SoftLayer electricians onsite power was restored to servers. I'd like to make things clear here things happen from time to time that are unexpected. Hardware does fail the best you can do is restore service as fast as possible. The 3 hour timeframe this was done in was significantly better than other datacenters in the past have replaced breakers of this size. So here is our uptime reports for all our servers it includes the no longer active Apollo as well as the now active Jupiter.
  20. 13 points
    This maintenance applies to all shared, reseller, VPS and backup servers Scheduled Maintenance - GLOBAL [06/18/2011-06/19/2011] Date: Saturday, June 18, 2011 (06/18/2011) and Sunday, June 19th, 2011 (06/19/2011) Start Time: 01:00 AM CDT End Time: 05:00 AM CDT Services affected: Public / Private Network Location: GLOBAL Duration: 28 hours Event summary: Datacenter engineers will be performing global maintenance on their backbone. During this maintenance, engineers will be implementing a number of policy changes related to route announcement and accepting routes from providers and peers. This work is required to support continued growth within the network and future global expansion. Due to the scope of this change, the work has been scheduled across the following dates: Saturday June 18th 01:00 - 05:00 CDT Sunday June 19th 01:00 - 05:00 CDT Customer impact: While engineers expect no outage during this maintenance, customers may experience higher latency and/or packet loss while routes reconverge across the network.
  21. 13 points
    Cody R.

    PHP 4 End Of Life [08/09/2008]

    This is just a reminder that PHP4's will completely be discontinued to be supported by PHP on August 8th, as a result we'll be removing it from our machines August 9th. If you have any concerns whether your scripts will run please contact the vendor of the script, or if you can't get ahold of them you can contact us and we'll take a peak. PHP4 has numerous security issues and lack of functionality - this is the main reason for discontinuing it in favor of PHP5 - most of your scripts should work and the transition won't be noticeable. Please see this thread for our previous announcements regarding this. - Hawk Host Staff
  22. 13 points
    Tony

    Primary IP Changes [07/14/2007]

    On Saturday between 10pm EST and 12am EST we will be migrating Mars, Mercury and Venus to new primary IP addresses. The reason for this is to expand out our web server VLAN in order to accommodate more machines. Once this is done it will now be possible to easily move secondary IP's from one server to another. We do not expect any down time during this time however anyone referencing the servers by their main IP can no longer do this. Once this is completed over the next few months we have plans of upgrading Mars, Mercury and Venus to much higher specification machines gradually. Thanks to the maintenance on Saturday we will also be able to transfer accounts to the upgraded servers without the need for dns changes or any down time or issues what so ever. As always if you have any questions about the maintenance please contact our support department. Date: 7/14/2007 Start time (EDT): 10:00pm End time (EDT): 12:00am Duration: 5-10 minutes
  23. 12 points
    Starting on Monday September 19th we will be migrating Mars shared hosting accounts over to a new shared hosting specific server dal006 with the hostname dal006.hawkhost.com. The reason for this is currently Mars is one of our mixed servers which over the course of 2011 we have been migrating mixed servers to strictly shared or reseller. The one major advantage is once migrated over shared hosting users will have access to the shared hosting specific features that are currently not available on our mixed servers. It also means no longer will reseller users be able to affect services with their user accounts. In this case it will also be a hardware upgrade moving from a Dual Xeon 5520 with 24gb ram and 4x300GB Raid-10 to a Dual Xeon X5670 with 24gb of memory and 4x600GB Raid-10. Since all our IP addresses are routed to our VLAN's rather than a specific server we can make this migration very seamless. We will migrate data then re-route the IP address over to the new server. This dramatically reduces the chances of data sync issues which are usually associated with server moves due to IP addresses changing. That is not to say it cannot happen but we are available to assist with any issues users may run into if for whatever reason their data does go out of sync. As for any downtime associated with the migration we estimate it'll be about 1 minute at most as we need to remove the IP from the old server and route it to the new one which can take us about a minute. How the migration will work is we will start migrating users on dedicated IP's first starting on Monday. After that is completed we will move onto users with shared IP addresses. We hope that this entire migration will only last two days we hope but we've created a window of three days. The only thing to keep in mind is once migrated it is not advised to be connecting to the mars hostname if you currently are. While the data will stay there for now eventually all shared hosting user data will be removed from the Mars server as it will be fully converted to a reseller hosting only server. So make sure to connect to the dal006.hawkhost.com server once the window has been completed. If you have any questions regarding the maintenance do not hesitate to contact us. Our system administration department is available to answer any questions regarding this. Start Date: 09/19/2011 End Date: 09/21/2011 Estimated Down Time: less than 5 minutes Duration: 3 days
  24. 11 points
    Tony

    Kernel Update [08/26/2009]

    We will be updating the Mars server kernel to the latest version on Wednesday August 26th at 12:00am CDT. We estimate this will result in about 10 minutes of down time while the server reboots. Keeping kernels up to data is a necessary step in order to stay on top of performance improvements as well as have the latest security fixes. In this case there have been some security vulnerabilities which we have taken steps to mitigate but now with an official kernel released for CentOS we can run a version that is patched. We feel it's best to have this done as soon as possible which is why there is only 24 hour notice. Date: 08/26/2009 Start time (CDT): 12:00am End time (CDT): 12:20am Duration: 20 minutes Estimated Down Time: 10 minutes
  25. 11 points
    Tony

    LiteSpeed Migration Potential Issues

    This a topic dedicated to potential issues you could experience due to the migration over to LiteSpeed.