Category Archives: Network Presence

Data Centre, Network & POP Maintenance Notice – Wed evening & Thu morning, November 14th/15th 2018

During the evening of Wednesday, November 14th from 9pm that night (through to 6am on Thursday morning) we will be performing upgrades to selected hosting server platforms of Network Presence in Sydney, Australia. Customers with services (VPS) on the hosting … Continue reading

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Upgrades for Adelaide POP – October 2018

While we’ve been pleasantly surprised by the uptake of our Adelaide VPS Plans, we’re putting more VPS hosting capacity online there soon from this week in October 2018, to keep up with demand and usage there in Adelaide. So from … Continue reading

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Tuning cPanel TLS for SMTP incoming email reception

Newer versions of the WHM/cPanel software often has default SSL/TLS settings in its Exim based mail server that will reject connections from some Internet hosts on the standard SMTP port (port 25) with an error like: TLS error on connection … Continue reading

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How to upgrade from Ubuntu 16 or 17 to 18

VPS Customers running Ubuntu 16 or 17 can upgrade to their latest OS version, being Ubuntu 18.04 currently, with the following commands run as the root user: apt-get update && apt-get upgrade Then set ‘Prompt=normal’ in /etc/update-manager/release-upgrades and run (as … Continue reading

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How to upgrade from Debian 8 to 9

VPS Customers running Debian 8 can upgrade to their latest OS version (currently Debian 9) with the following commands run as the root user: apt-get update && apt-get upgrade Then change any text of the word “jessie” in /etc/apt/sources.list to … Continue reading

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Suggestions for Nginx Hardening/Security

This is a quick brief listing of suggestions for Nginx web server hardening or security items to check. Firstly, lots of this is mentioned in the Nginx instance of the ‘Awesome’ series of sites on GitHub specifically on Nginx Security. … Continue reading

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Data Centre, Network & POP Maintenance Notice – Wed evening & Thu morning, August 8th/9th 2018

During the evening of Wednesday, August 8th from 9pm that night (through to 6am on Thursday morning) we will be performing upgrades to selected hosting server platforms of Network Presence in Sydney, Australia. Customers with services (VPS) on the hosting … Continue reading

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Server Platform Refresh 2018

Following the release of new CPU architectures, good business growth and other developments, this year’s server nodes/hosts and network upgrades are starting soon. Accordingly, the following Node #s will be getting hardware and software upgrades & replacements from the 3rd … Continue reading

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New features for VPS Management web pages – Firewall / Packet Filtering [in Beta to start]

Our journey to update and refresh our web-based VPS Management site and pages continues to deliver results for our customers, with our next newly deployed feature being the ability to set “Firewall Rules” and packet filters on both the incoming … Continue reading

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Adelaide POP now available for our KVM based VPS Plans

After years of waiting for a Data Centre with the relevant connectivity available for us to use in Adelaide, we’ve finally been able to secure the commercials we wanted for Network Presence to establish its Adelaide, South Australia POP. This … Continue reading

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