Spiral Hosting Blog

Ensure your software is up to date: TLS v1.0 switch off 30th June 2018

Published by on June 28th, 2018

Saturday 30th June 2018 marks a significant change to how the Internet communicates. An old security protocol (TLS version 1.0) is being phased out, and this might cause issues for anyone hasn’t updated their computer’s operating system, web browser or email software in the last few years. This blog post explains what’s happening and what you … Read more ›

Important – Changes to Email, FTP and Database Access (PCI Compliance)

Published by on July 18th, 2016

Spiral Hosting are committed to providing the latest software on our web servers for optimum performance and security. Today we emailed all our clients important information on changes to email, FTP and database access. It is essential that clients read the full information and take action. To comply with PCI (payment card industry) requirements, which are important for hosting clients … Read more ›

The Big PHP Update

Published by on March 4th, 2016

Spiral Hosting are committed to providing the latest software on our web servers for optimum performance and security. We will be updating the native (default) PHP version on our web servers to PHP 5.6.   PHP is a server-side scripting language designed for web development but also used as a general-purpose programming language. PHP is used by … Read more ›

A little update!

Published by on February 17th, 2016

We’ve updated our site today with a few small cosmetic changes and a more fluid and simple design. We’ve also further optimised the site for mobile and tablet so you will be able to view it from any device! We’re really chuffed with the changes and we hope you benefit from the clearer and more … Read more ›

Security Advice – Tucows & OpenSRS Phishing

Published by on October 29th, 2015

It’s come to our attention that some registrars are being targeted by phishing attacks against domain owners and registrants. We have received communications that some of those attacks are using Tucows branded emails to potentially contact you. all over the world. The fraudulent emails claim that a particular domain name has been suspended and ask users to … Read more ›

Welcome to your new Spiral Hosting!

Published by on October 7th, 2015

Welcome to the shiny and new Spiral Hosting website! We’re so excited for you to take a look around our responsive and mobile friendly website with incredible new features and even more information at the click of a button. For those of you who filled out our Business Development Survey, the changes we have made … Read more ›

WordPress brute force login attacks at epidemic level

Published by on April 12th, 2013

Irish web hosting provider Spiral Hosting have today emailed all their clients to advise them of brute force login attacks targeting WordPress blog software. WordPress is the most popular blog publishing software and it’s used by millions of websites worldwide.   Peter Armstrong, Managing Director of Spiral Hosting explained, “There is currently a large scale … Read more ›

Time To Update As WordPress 3.5.1 Is Released

Published by on January 28th, 2013

    WordPress 3.5.1 has been released. This new version contains 3 important security fixes and 37 other bug fixes. If you use WordPress on your website, please update immediately using Softaculous in your cPanel control panel or using the WordPress admin area. Keeping your WP as up to date as possible helps minimise any … Read more ›

WordPress 3.3.1 Is Now Available

Published by on January 6th, 2012

WordPress 3.3.1 is now available. This maintenance release fixes 15 issues with WordPress 3.3, as well as a fix for a cross-site scripting vulnerability that affected version 3.3. We strongly advise you to keep right up to date with WordPress updates in order to ensure the security of your website. Download 3.3.1 or visit Dashboard … Read more ›

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