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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 Telecom / Xtra Outgoing SMTP email issues
Posted on 08/05/12 05:20PM

We have had a few clients contact us who have said that they are having trouble sending emails, and they are using Telecom / Xtras SMTP servers to send their domain based email. We believe this is a known problem with telecoms Yahoo service provider. If you are having trouble, please contact them about resolving this
Alternatively you can also use our SMTP servers to send out email, if your hosting plan supports it. Details on setting it up can be found at http://loungenetwork.co.nz/faqman/index.php?op=view&t=90

If you are not one of our clients, but are reading this because you are a Telecom / Xtra customer, and trying to find a solution to this problem, please contact us if you want to move your hosting to our servers. We do provide SMTP servers with most of our hosting plans, which allows you to bypass your ISP when it comes to sending emails. You can contact us at http://www.loungenetwork.co.nz/contact.php



RSS Subscribe Scheduled Maintenance: Shared Mail Platform 09/05/12
Posted on 02/05/12 02:25PM

Our providers will be carrying out maintenance on the Shared Mail platform, at the Albany Datacentre, on 09/05/2012 between the hours of 12:00am and 2:00am. This only applies to clients on our Unmetered hosting plans, and not to clients on our CPanel plans.

Impact: Access to mailboxes via POP, IMAP and Webmail will be unavailable during this time. Users will be prompted for a username and/or password (depending on the email client software used) when attempting to access their mailbox.

No incoming mail messages will be lost; all incoming mail will be queued on our mail exchangers and delivered at the completion of the maintenance period. Outgoing mail and authenticated SMTP services will continue to function as normal, but saving a sent message to the Sent folder via IMAP will fail.

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


RSS Subscribe New control panel for ourUnmetered NZ based hosting plans - Coming Soon!
Posted on 18/04/12 04:47PM

We are pleased to announce that our providers are working flat out to create a new hosting Control Panel for our Unmetered web hosting plans. Once it is ready we will provide an update on this page.



RSS Subscribe Mail Platform problem causing mail retrieval issues - Auckland datacentre
Posted on 18/04/12 02:59PM

There was a hardware issue at the Auckland datacentre between 11:30am and 12:30pm today which caused problems for some clients receiving email off the server. In some case it also caused problems sending emails. No emails were lost, as all email was queued on the server. This only affected those clients hosted at the Auckland datacentre on our Corporate and Business hosting No limits plans

This has now been resolved.



RSS Subscribe Hosting server upgrades on our No Limits Linux web hosting plans
Posted on 04/04/12 06:41PM

As part of our Linux shared hosting upgrade project, we plan to split customer accounts over multiple storage servers. This will take place during the following maintenance window:

12/04/2012 12AM to 6AM

We do not anticipate any downtime or performance impact for your sites due to the migration. If you do notice problems with your sites on the morning of the migration, please contact us and we will investigate immediately.






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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.






RSS Subscribe Auckland Wide Intermittent Network Issue - Resolved
Posted on 05/08/16 01:41PM

 

We are aware that there are currently intermittent network issues in the Auckland region affecting all providers. This is affecting some customers from accessing systems on the Lounge Networks, and the wider internet. Our network engineers are monitoring this issue and working with upstream providers where appropriate to minimise the impact on our customers.

Update: Our upstream has confirmed that this issue is now resolved.





RSS Subscribe Auckland Network Outage 22/07 - Incident Report
Posted on 22/07/16 10:17AM

There was a brief outage of approximately 45 minute at the Auckland Datacentre this morning. As it was a fault with the datacentre and our Upstream providers network, it was a fault that affected many other providers. This outage only affected clients on this network, and none of our Cpanel based customers. 
 
At 9:05am, our upstream providers automated alerting system notified of an issue with their core network and their engineers began investigating.   
 
A switch in the datacentres network was identified as causing a routing issue across the platform; once identified, the switch was removed and the availability of the network was restored.  
 
All services were restored and systems back online by 9.50am. These types of issues are rare, but can happen with our upstream providers network if there is a hardware failure with a key piece of the network.
 
Thank you for your patience, we apologize for the inconvenience caused.




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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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