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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 OpenSSL Vulnerability - Patches for CPanel servers.
Posted on 09/04/14 06:58PM

Our upstream providers are applying patches to the CPanel servers, in response to the vulerability related to OpenSSL. Clients on our Auckland based non CPanel servers are not affected by this.

A vulnerability, called Heartbleed, was recently identified impacting many platforms that use OpenSSL, including the CPanel servers. Potentially millions of servers are affected by this. Nicknamed "Heartbleed" the weakness allows anyone on the Internet to steal information normally protected by SSL/TSL encryption. The bug compromises the secret keys used to identify the provider and encrypt traffic, allowing potential attackers to eavesdrop on communications and impersonate services and users.

As soon as our providers became aware of the issue,  they began working to patch it.

For more information on the vulnerabilty please visit http://heartbleed.com/

 

--UPDATE--

This update has now been completed.






RSS Subscribe .kiwi Domain Names Coming Soon
Posted on 09/04/14 03:14PM

 

As of the 1st May, .kiwi domains will be publicly available from the Lounge Network. For your customers this might be a great opportunity to own a piece of digital real estate that’s been unattainable under .co.nz. They might also be interested in protecting their intellectual property under the new TLD. Now is a great time to let them know about the upcoming opportunities.


 

We will be one of only a handful offering .kiwi from it’s launch date of 1st May. As we get closer to launch date WHOIS queries will be available. You’ll also be able to register .kiwi domains in your usual way from 1st May. Pricing has yet to be determined.

The .kiwi launch brings more choice and wider availability with a uniquely New Zealand feel.

Here's to more choice for kiwi domains!




RSS Subscribe Lounge Network are taking NZ Web Hosting to the Next Level with Additional Security
Posted on 28/03/14 05:33PM

The Lounge Network are protecting your businesses website from attackers..

At the Lounge Network we work hard to ensure your web site loads fast, is reliable and secure. This isn’t easy with more than 7,000 DDoS attacks occurring daily around the globe.


To improve our ability to protect customers we have deployed state-of-the-art DDoS mitigation technology on our Auckland Clustered Network; the same technology is used by governments and large service providers around the globe to protect their networks. The Lounge Network is one of only a few Kiwi web hosts to have this technology, and we are using it to protect your web sites and servers at no extra cost to you.

Our new technology monitors network traffic, actively identifying attack traffic, allowing us to mitigate it before it reaches you. For example: identifying brute force attempts on your WordPress install, attempts to infect your server with malware, or an all out DDoS attack aimed at taking you offline.

To benefit from this service you don’t need to do anything if you are already hosted on our Auckland Clustered Network. Your web site or server is automatically protected by being hosted by us on our Auckland Clustered Network.




RSS Subscribe Scheduled MySQL 5.5 Server Maintenance
Posted on 20/03/14 10:18AM

We are writing to advise that we have scheduled security patching that will require reboots for some of our mysql servers during the following period.

Start Time: 21/03/2014 00:00 NZDT
End Time: 21/03/2014 02:00 NZDT

The following database servers will be affected

mysql3.webhost.co.nz 

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






RSS Subscribe Scheduled Maintenance: Webmail AtMail software patches
Posted on 17/03/14 06:13PM

We have scheduled the installation of the latest Atmail software patches on Wednesday, 19/03/2014, early morning. The patches address mainly bug fixes and improvements.

Start Time: 19/03/2014 00:00 NZST

End Time: 19/03/2014 00:30 NZST


During this maintenance window our current Atmail installation will be sporadically unavailable for the duration of the update. Horde webmail, POP and IMAP services will continue to be available throughout the maintenance window, with no expected disruption.

We thank you for your understanding while this work 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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