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Welcome to our Latest News and Network Status Page

This page keeps our clients up to date with what is happening on our hosting network. All of our clients should regularly check this page for any announcements we make. Our 'Latest News' is displayed in the left hand column below. 'Unscheduled Maintenance' on the server network, is displayed in the right hand column below. Clients can also subscribe to our free RSS newsfeed services below, which will automatically deliver you our announcements via your newsfeed reader software (eg Outlook), via Live Bookmarks in your web browser, or via your mobile phone (via an RSS news reader). More information can be found here.

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All the servers we use are hosted by professional datacentres, and managed 24x7 by their professional technicians and server administrators. In the event of a web hosting problem with one of the servers or server networks, it may not immediately appear on this page, however the datacentre technicians will usually have already identified the issue, and will be working on resolving it as soon as they can. Please don't be alarmed if there currently appears to be an issue with a server, but it doesn't yet appear on this page, as we operate this page independently from the datacentres. This page will also normally only be updated during normal New Zealand business hours.

If you are experiencing an issue with your Website Hosting or Email, please also check our Troubleshooting Your Website FAQs or our Troubleshooting Your Email FAQs, to make sure that the problem isn't at your end or with your ISP, home/office network, or your computer..
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RSS Subscribe Orcon Hosted Windows Web Hosting Ending - 12th November 2014
Posted on 10/11/14 11:24PM

This is a notice for websites connected to the old Orcon Windows web hosting platforms which have now reached end of life (EOL). From the 12th November 2014, Orcon (iServe) Windows websites will no longer have internet access for security reasons. FTP access to these servers will still be accessible until 20th January 2014. All websites on this platform should have already been migrated over to the Linux Platform. All clients who have their domains and DNS hosted by us will have automatically been switched to the Linux Servers, so your website should be unaffected by this. If you happen to host your domain away from our servers, and you use a third party DNS provider, then your website may stop working after this date. As we don't manage the DNS for those domains we don't know who is affected, if anyone, nor are we able to change the settings for you. We don't expect there to be many, if any, affected by this change. 

If you do have your websites hosted on our old Orcon Windows hosting service, and host your websites DNS with another provider, please be sure to make sure that they are point to 202.191.33.100 (php55.iserve.net.nz) . Please email us if you are not sure. Your domain provider / DNS provider will need to make this change for you.






RSS Subscribe .NZ Domains 30 Day expiry for UDAIs
Posted on 02/11/14 06:06PM

.NZ Domain Registrants should know that UDAIs (Unique Domain Authorisation ID) for all .NZ domains now expire after 30 days after they have last been generated.

http://www.loungenetwork.co.nz/nz-domains-30-day-expiry-for-udais/






RSS Subscribe Lots of New Top Level Domain Name Extensions Released
Posted on 02/11/14 06:05PM

Our clients are now able to register a whole new range of recently released Top Level Domain Name Extensions. 

http://www.loungenetwork.co.nz/lots-new-top-level-domain-name-extensions-released/






RSS Subscribe Shared Hosting Upgrades and New Shared Hosting Quotas
Posted on 29/10/14 04:33PM

 

Shared Hosting Upgrades

At the Lounge Network, we make an ongoing commitment to investing in resource and technology that ensures our servers run at optimal performance & availability - and most importantly - keeps your website or app running smoothly. Recently this has included;

• a complete overhaul of the shared hosting architecture at the Vocus Datacentre in Auckland, including upgrading all front-end servers and SATA drives to HP hardware,
• the implementation of MySQL Governor to regulate usage and prevent a site from affecting others when it requires additional resource,
• over $70,000 and 1000 hours of development/engineering time into upgrading mail systems and storage, providing you with a significantly more robust service.

New Shared Hosting Quotas

With our Corporate/Business web hosting plans, there are a small number of shared hosting customers (less than 1%) whose resource use would be considered 'excessive' for the shared plan that they are on. To ensure that your website is never affected by the 1%, we have moved away from offering unmetered diskspace and traffic on our web hosting plans, and instead have implemented some new usage quotas. The updated plan can be viewed on our web hosting plans page. Business Class hosting users can view the updated hosting plan at http://www.loungenetwork.co.nz/nz-business-web-hosting/

If you are one of the 99% - you won't be affected by the changes, and your website and email will continue to work as normal. The new quotas will only affect the 1% of customers who fall outside of what's considered 'fair use'.

If you are one of the 1% - we'll be in touch to look at how we can help you curb your usage, or, offer you a hosting solution better suited to your needs.






RSS Subscribe Scheduled MySQL Server Maintenance
Posted on 15/10/14 04:03PM

Dear Customers,

We are writing to advise that we have scheduled maintenance TONIGHT on one of our mysql servers during the following period.

Start Time: 16/10/2014 00:00 NZDT
End Time: 16/10/2014 04:00 NZDT

The following database server will be affected

mysql5.webhost.co.nz (mysql5.0 server)

 

We thank you for your understanding while this working is completed and apologise for any inconvenience caused.






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RSS Subscribe Spamcop spam scanning service failure affecting some email accounts
Posted on 01/02/21 11:00AM

Dear Customers,
 
Please note that due to a Spamcop spam scanning service failure, our upstream providers are experiencing an email sending outage on some of the email accounts. This is a Global issue affecting email providers all over the world that use Spam Cop. It is affecting the New Zealand based hosting network, and as Spamcop is a third party service, it is outside of our upstream providers control. Our upstream providers technical team are monitoring the situation closely and have been assured by their third party provider that it should be corrected soon however there is no ETA on this.This page will be updated.
 
--UPDATE--

This appears to have now been resolved. Apparently the cause was Cisco / Spamcops domain expiring, and a delay by Cisco in renewing it. Due to this, it resulted in propagation delays across the internet and during this time some emails were bouncing any others weren't . It is still possible that some emails from some email providers may still bounce depending on when they last flushed their DNS cache. This should correct itself over the next few days as DNS caches update themselves across all providers around the world. Cisco and Spamcop are a third party spam filtering service that email providers all over the world use to reduce the amount of spam that email servers get, so this has affected email users and providers all over the world. 

--UPDATE--

Please note that this email outage issue is now resolved. Cisco, the upstream provider with the SpamCop email solution acknowledged fault due to a domain expiry. Read more at https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/spamcop-anti-spam-service-suffers-an-outage-after-its-domain-expired/

 

 
Thank you.




RSS Subscribe Happy Christmas and New Year for 2020/2021
Posted on 20/12/20 04:24PM

Happy Christmas and New Year for 2019/2020. We hope you have a great holiday break.

Our team will also be having a break, so our office will be closed between the 24th December until the 18th January. We will be offering limited email support during this period. If you however need emergency support during this period, please use the emergency support form (charges will apply). The servers will be continued to be monitored 24/7/365 as per normal, in case of any problems with servers or the network during this time.
 
We would like to wish all our clients a safe and enjoyable holiday over the Christmas and New Year break.
 
Merry Christmas
 
Kind Regards
The Team @ Lounge Network.




RSS Subscribe Wellington Earthquakes and Office disruptions
Posted on 14/11/16 01:36PM

As you may already know Wellington and upper parts of the South Island were rocked by a severe earthquake this morning, causing quite a bit of damage. The regions continues to be rocked by severe aftershocks. We hope everyone is safe and ok across NZ.

Our main office has been disrupted by the Wellington earthquakes. As a result of the quakes, we have had periods of no power or internet  access. So this may affect our ability to respond to enquiries during this time. We may have more power outages as aftershocks continue to strike our offices. 

Our web hosting services however are not affected in anyway. The servers are housed in professional datacentres in Auckland, Wellington and overseas, and are designed to withstand these types of earthquakes. So please bear with us during this time.






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Network / Server Status:
Should a web hosting issue occur, and it doesn't appear above then we may post it below under the specific Network / Server that is having an issue.
Albany Server Network:
Housed in the Albany Datacentre, in Auckland, New Zealand.

Currently there are no reported issues on this server network.



Linux Server Network Cluster

Currently there are no reported issues on this server network.


Windows Servers

Currently there are no reported issues on this server network.


Orcon Server Network:
Housed in the Orcon Datacentre, in Wellington, New Zealand.

Currently there are no reported issues on this server network.


Libra Server:
Housed in the Wilshire Datacentre, in Los Angeles, USA.

Currently there are no reported issues on this server network.


Concorde Server:
Housed in the Wilshire Datacentre, in Los Angeles, USA.

Currently there are no reported issues on this server network.


Nitrogen Server:
Housed in the Wilshire Datacentre, in Los Angeles, USA.

Currently there are no reported issues on this server network.




Carbon Server:
Housed in the Wilshire Datacentre, in Los Angeles, USA.

Currently there are no reported issues on this server network.



 




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