Release 2451: PHP 5.5 for new hypernodes

Hypernode changes: New hypernodes will be provisioned with php 5.5 All existing nodes remain on php 5.4, if you would like to switch to 5.5 please ask our support staff. In case a website on a hypernode gets hacked, we can now administratively disable the sites on it to prevent further damage. Improvements to our […]

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Release 2384: Passive FTP through AWS, fdupes and various infrastructure changes

Hypernode changes: Added fdupes to hypernode stack for deduplicating images Passive FTP through AWS is now supported Improvements to our deployment infrastructure: Tweaks to internal tools for faster access to all nodes More expansive monitoring of our internal systems Shorter cycle times for scaling our continuous deployment Persistent storage of job progress for inspection and […]

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Release 2192: No more PHP memory limits, blocking certain bots entirely

No more memory limits on PHP processes A while ago, we introduced a global cgroup limit on memory. This is a safeguard that makes sure the app user does not use more memory than is healthy for the Hypernode. The total of memory used by processes owned by the app now cannot exceed a certain […]

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Release 2166: Crash recovery backups, stability tweaks and updated composer

A lot of exciting stuff has happened since the last update, mostly on the infrastructure side of things relating to the stability and monitoring of the platform. Internal changes: New method for creating crash recovery backups on the Digital Ocean nodes using S3 Automatic complete restoration of production nodes from backup All Magento Start and […]

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Release 1810: Varnish fixes, Turpentine continuous integration

So it’s been a busy week at Hypernode headquarters. There’s been lots of development on internal processes and customers testing Varnish brought up lots of interesting bugs to fix ūüôā This release brings you: Migrating nodes that have Varnish enabled will now just work ™ instead of crashing. We’ve created Jenkins jobs that test Hypernodes […]

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Release 1767: Varnish support

This release features preliminary support for Varnish using the Turpentine module for Magento. The change should not affect current Hypernodes, because Varnish is disabled by default (requests are not routed through Varnish, nor is it started by default so it does not use up any memory). Customer overrides of Nginx should all still work. To […]

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Release 1736: Memory management enhancements and magmi importer security

Access to magmi is now blocked by default to protect shop owners from exposing an unsecured magmi installation to the world. Further improvements to memory management have been made, ensuring even greater stability in the event of an out-of-memory situation.

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Release 1720: Automatically install Magento, added Composer and other updates

Automatically install Magento on new Hypernodes Composer has been made available due to popular request Updated n98-magerun to 1.97.4 Updated the ionCube Loader to v5.0.15 Increased stability in memory management

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Release 1441: Rate-limiter tuned to solve issue with Sphinx, lftp secure ftp client

In some configurations Sphinx failed to respond to requests from the Magento admin panel, this is now resolved. Additionally, by request lftp has now been made available on the Hypernodes.

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Release 1378: Fix memory issues, better Shoplift protection

Stability release: It was discovered that the php.ini memory_limit wasn’t enforced for PHP-FPM which would crash a node in extreme circumstances. Now a large but sane limit is enforced (256M for Start, 512M for all other Hypernodes). The filter that we installed to counter the immediate threat of Shoplift exploitation turned out to block a […]

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Release 1364: Better memory management for Start plans

This is primarily a stability release with the following tweaks: Better memory management for Hypernode Start plans. Fix bug with SSL file verification Automatic cleanup old incident files (2 months+) Better handling of full disks

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Release 1326: CVE-2015-3428 mitigation

This release implements a filter that prevents SQL injection attacks made possible by a security flaw in aheadWorks Blog.

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Release 1294: inode monitoring

We’ve had quite a few cases recently where nodes became unresponsive due to the runaway creation of PHP sessions on the disk. In practice, a storage filesystem has two limits: size in bytes, and number of files (inodes). With this release, we actively monitor on the percentage of available inodes. Reaching the limit is an […]

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Release 1283: New n98-magerun, php in skin dir

We have updated n98-magerun to version 1.95, which is the latest. Also, we fixed an issue with some themes that place¬†PHP files in the skin or js directory. The themes use these¬†to dynamically generate CSS or JS¬†and¬†will now be properly executed. Lastly, we improved the way we automatically filter shoplift attacks.  

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Release 1209: SUPEE 5344 mitigation, Pip, Ruby, Sphinx

We have added filter rules to mitigate the¬†Magento SUPEE 5344¬†attack for most cases. Be advised, if you haven’t patched your Magento installation yet, we strongly advise you to do this. Also in this release: Added the Python “pip” package manager on all nodes; Added the Ruby executable on all nodes; Added support for the Sphinx […]

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Release 1133: More Magento brute force protection

After witnessing large scale brute force attacks at /downloader/ URLs (Magento Connect interface), we have extended our brute force filter. This will save resources and minimize the risk of hackers actually finding your password! Subjects are temporarily (2h) banned after trying 10 POSTs.

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Release 1120: Query cache, CLI tools, Cache flush preparation

We have further tuned the query cache parameters for the Percona database server. This gives a few percent performance gain on most shops. Hypernode CLI tools are improved: you can now use, for example, tail -f /var/log/nginx/access.log | parse-nginx-log –php to see a live stream of PHP requests. Head to our knowledgebase for some more […]

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Release 1073: Image optimizer, Subversion, HHVM restart

Quickly save 30% of Magento disk usage and loading speed for your visitors: this release introduces the hypernode-image-optimizer. Also Subversion is now installed (as requested by 42Functions) and HHVM does a conditional nightly restart to counter memory leaks.

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Release 1003: Enable local staging environment (beta)

This release enables a BETA feature: run a staging environment on a different port. This way, you can quickly make a copy of a production shop to analyse a specific bug. Or publish your pending release, so that your customer can try it out. We invite early adopters to test it and let us know […]

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Release 969: Mail through Byte, SSL RC4, Nginx include fix

A multi bug fix release. Outgoing mail is rerouted through Byte mailservers. This fixes an issue where we boot a cloud server that was previously used to send spam, and its IP is on a blacklist. RC4 cipher is removed for sites using SSL. This will enable SSL sites to score an A at the […]

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Release 862: New Percona MySQL server fixes security bug

This is a MySQL server upgrade from version 5.6.16-64.2-569 to 5.6.22-71.0-726 and fixes a (low risk) bug that was recently published. No functional changes were discovered in the acceptance tests nor distilled from the Percona changelog, so everything should work as usual! The upgrade also squelches a warning from the Qualys scan. Upgrading took place […]

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Release 827: New HHVM version: 3.4.2!

Update: the upgrade was rolled back until further notice, due to XML crashes.¬†We’ve upgraded HHVM from version 3.3.0 to 3.4.2. Functionally speaking, this is a transparent upgrade for Magento. However, this solves an important memory leak issue, which in some cases could eat all of a server’s memory, causing it to crawl to a halt. […]

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