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NC041: Maintenance post-mortem

8 February 2022 07:39:37 +0000

Our apologies for not following up this issue within the promised 48 hours.

This issue was traced to a problem with a single website hosted on this server, and the modifications made to this website’s file system. What was done within one account’s file system should not have affected the whole server though, and as a result we have filed a bug report with the control panel vendor.

We do again apologise for this issue, and will endeavour to ensure that it does not become an issue again.

If you have any questions at all about this maintenance, please let us know by contacting NinerNet support. Thank-you for your patience, and continued patronage.

NC041: Primary web server back online

24 January 2022 05:51:20 +0000

The primary web server (NC041) is again online. It was down for 39 minutes between 05:05 and 05:44 UTC. We’re investigating why this incident happened, and will post further details here within the next 48 hours. Our apologies for the inconvenience.

NC041: Primary web server is currently down

24 January 2022 05:11:56 +0000

The primary web server (NC041) is currently down following maintenance. We are investigating. This does not affect email.

All servers: Company SSL/TLS certificates on all servers renewed and updated

14 January 2022 12:26:04 +0000

The *.niner.net wildcard SSL/TLS certificate has been renewed and updated across our entire infrastructure. This should be seamless for all our clients. However, should you run into a situation in the next 24 hours where you’re told that the certificate has expired, please log out and reload whatever it is you’re trying to do. You may need to reboot, but this would be very unusual. Simply forcing a reload should clear things up. Via FTPS you may need to re-trust our certificate depending on your FTP client.

This doesn’t affect certificates on your own domain on your website, just NinerNet services such as control panels and connecting to the mail and FTP servers.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do contact NinerNet support with any error messages you may be seeing. Thank-you.

NC041: Server not rebooted

8 October 2021 06:36:57 +0000

Contrary to our earlier post a few minutes ago, we are not rebooting server NC041. The reboot is not needed. Apologies for the false alarm.

NC041: Emergency server reboot

8 October 2021 06:30:16 +0000

We will be rebooting server NC041 (the primary web server) very shortly following some updates. It will be down for fewer than 60 seconds, and we’ll post here to confirm it is up again. This does not affect email at all.

NC041: Connectivity issue with the primary web server this afternoon

28 July 2021 23:54:28 +0000

Server NC041, the primary web server, experienced connectivity issues between 16:04 and 16:13 earlier today, 28 July, for those 9 minutes. The server was up, but the data centre and our external monitoring service reported a lack of connectivity during that time.

The data centre now reports that it has resolved the issue, and no more issues have been experienced since.

We apologise for this gap in connectivity. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact NinerNet support. Thank-you.

NC041: PHP upgrades complete

28 June 2021 03:41:51 +0000

We continued last weekend’s maintenance this weekend, and as a result the latest iterations of PHP versions 7.3, 7.4 and 8.0 have been installed on server NC041. This means that you can log into your account in the server’s control panel to upgrade your version of PHP to the version of your choice. We do recommend that you upgrade to the latest version (8.0.7), but it’s possible that your web application may have different requirements. If you have trouble with PHP 8, we suggest downgrading incrementally until you’re running a version that works for you. If you can’t run 8.0, you’re welcome to contact us if you think the issue is on our server, but generally you will need to contact the provider of the web application.

To effect the upgrade for a single website, please follow these instructions:

  1. Log into the control panel.
  2. If you have more than one website, select the domain from the drop-down list in the top, left-hand corner.
  3. Navigate to Server Configuration -> PHP Options.
  4. Leaving other PHP options as they are already set, click the drop-down list of PHP versions to the right of “Default HTML directory”.
  5. Select the latest version (highest number) from the drop-down list. (This is also where you would select any other version if you so wish.)
  6. Click the “Save” button underneath “PHP information”.
  7. Let the following page load, and you’re done!

If you have any issues successfully carrying this out, please contact NinerNet support, and we will assist.

Thank-you.

NC041: Primary web server back online

19 June 2021 01:55:39 +0000

The primary web server (NC041) is back online with a back-up copy of the corrupted configuration file. We will be analysing the cause of the problem so that we can complete this maintenance later. The server and all websites on it were down between 22:11 and 01:45 UTC. We apologise for this, and will be making adjustments for all web-hosting accounts on your next invoice.

We will not reintroduce a new configuration file until it has been tested first. A bug report has been filed with the control panel vendor.

We apologise sincerely for the down time. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact NinerNet support.

NC041: Progress update 1

19 June 2021 00:58:24 +0000

We are in the process of restoring a back-up. Once that is done we will assess what needs to be done to manually re-create the corrupted configuration file.

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Systems at a Glance:


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Server NC023, London, United Kingdom (Relay server), INTERNAL.NC023InternalUp?
Server NC028, Vancouver, Canada (Monitoring server), INTERNAL.NC028InternalUp?
Server NC031, New York, United States of America (Web server), INTERNAL.NC031InternalUp?
Server NC033, Toronto, Canada (Primary nameserver), OPERATIONAL.NC033OperationalUp?
Server NC034, Lusaka, Zambia (Phone server), INTERNAL.NC034InternalUp?
Server NC035, Sydney, Australia (Secondary nameserver), OPERATIONAL.NC035OperationalUp?
Server NC036, Amsterdam, Netherlands (Mail server), OPERATIONAL.NC036OperationalUp?
Server NC040, Toronto, Canada (Web server), INTERNAL.NC040InternalUp?
Server NC041, New York, United States of America (Web server), OPERATIONAL.NC041OperationalUp?
Server NC042, Seattle, United States of America (Status website), OPERATIONAL.NC042OperationalUp?

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