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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 ISP users, and sending email issues.
Posted on 13/01/11 06:20PM

We have had several clients (those that use CPanel), who have had trouble recently sending emails through their email client software (eg MS Outlook). All these clients appear to be using our servers SMTP server for sending their emails, instead of their ISPs outgoing mail server. All these clients appear to use Telecom / Xtra as their ISP. It appears telecom have made recent changes on their network, that maybe causing this problem. We do know that they can block port 25, which is the normal outgoing mailserver port, therefore all CPanel clients should be using port 26 or port 8025 in their outgoing mailserver settings.

If you are a telecom user, please send your emails via telecoms / xtras SMTP server, and that will fix the problem.

All Telecom / Xtra cusomters also must authenticate their domain based email address with Telecom Xtra if you haven't already done so. Instructions for doing this can be found at http://tinyurl.com/yahooxtrasmtp
If you have any problems sending email via Telecom Xtras SMTP server please contact Telecom Xtra at 0800 110 050, and they will be able to help you set up the above settings for your domain based email address.
We have more information about troubleshooting outgoing email issues at the following link.

http://loungenetwork.co.nz/faqman/index.php?op=view&t=151

Due to more and more ISPs blocking outside SMTP outgoing mailservers for antispam reasons, we don't provide any support for our SMTP servers, and you use them at your own risk. We recommend that you use your ISPs SMTP settings for sending all your email.


RSS Subscribe MySQL upgrade for CPanel users
Posted on 12/01/11 08:30AM

Our providers will be pushing all CPanel servers from MySQL 5.0.X to MySQL 5.1.X. This is scheduled

While these updates take a bit of time to complete, they should not affect any scripts, and expected downtime should be under 5mins. Our providers have tested this and rolled out to 2 servers already and had no issue.


There is no firm schedule, since each server takes different amounts of time. But they will beginning this roll-out on Thursday January 12th 2011. They will be going in alphabetical order with servers.

Thank you for your cooperation on this.


RSS Subscribe PHP 5.2 upgrade Wednesday morning
Posted on 10/01/11 05:20PM

PHP 5.2 will be upgraded to the latest version this Wednesday for our Corporate and Business plan hosting clients.

The upgrade will be between 9 and 10 AM. Our providers do not expect any issues, but we will retain the old version on some servers in the cluster so that they can rollback quickly if required.


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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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