Release-4535: Update Nginx in preparation for brotli compression. Improve OCSP cache warming

We’ve updated Nginx to version 1.13.5. With this update we’ve included the option to use the brotli compression algorithm (it’s still disabled for everyone though). We are looking for volunteers to test the brotli compression, if you are interested please send us an e-mail to support@byte.nl. Brotli is a new compression algorithm from Google which […]

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Release-4379: fix Blackfire for PHP 5.6

Fixed the Blackfire PHP 5.6 integration. When we released PHP 5.6 for Hypernode we forgot a small step which prevented Blackfire from working. This has been fixed.

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Release-4333: Install/prepare PHP 5.6 release

In preparation for the PHP 5.6 release, we are installing PHP 5.6 alongside the other PHP versions. The ability to use PHP 5.6 for your shop will follow soon. Additionally, we now allow LOAD DATA INFILE queries from all locations

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Release-4310: Updated PHP 7 to 7.0.22

We have updated our PHP 7 version to 7.0.22. This new release includes various minor bugfixes, for a complete list of changes click here.

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Release-4295: Updating php-redis, php-imagick and blackfire

PHP 5.6 preparations In preparation for the PHP 5.6 release we’ve rebuilt the php-redis and php-imagick PHP modules. These have already been re-built for existing PHP versions (PHP 5.5 & PHP 7). In addition they are also built for PHP 5.6 now. Blackfire updates We’ve also updated our Blackfire probes: blackfire-agent 1.11.0 -> 1.14.1 blackfire-php […]

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Release-4287: ioncube for php7, more mysql connections for larger nodes

Ioncube for PHP 7 We’ve made ioncube available for PHP 7 as an opt-in option. If you would like to use ioncube for PHP 7 please contact support, and let them know for which nodes you would like to enable ioncube. More MySQL connections For larger Hypernodes (from 20 cores and up) we’ve increased the […]

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Release-4252: Automatic recovery delayed at night

We’ve changed our automatic recovery to be delayed at night. When a server goes offline or becomes unresponsive, an automated process attempts certain rescue strategies in order to resolve the issue. Some customers run cron jobs at night which would cause database locks and effectively causing their websites to go offline. Our recovery is now […]

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Release-4224: add php snappy module

We’ve added the snappy compression algorithm to PHP. Snappy offers much higher compression/decompression speeds compared to gzip, at a slight compression ratio cost. This is taken from the Squash Benchmark, which is a good overview over various compression algorithms vs various input data. From the above benchmarks, using the core i-7 machine together with the […]

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Release-4199: Various improvements

We’ve fixed a bug where nginx configuration was not correctly re-generated when using Let’s Encrypt and enabling/disabling Varnish. This could have resulted in SSL domains pointing towards Varnish while varnish was disabled/not running resulting in a 502 error. Now depending configurations are re-generated correctly when changes are being applied. We’ve added TLS support for FTP […]

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Release-4091: Varnish improvements

We’ve improved how our code manages the varnish installation for Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial and Ubuntu 12.04 Precise nodes. fixed configured vcl being lost on full update (16.04 Xenial) fixed configured vcl being lost between node migrations (16.04 Xenial) fixed varnish getting reinstalled on full update (16.04 Xenial) fixed varnish getting restarted on full update (12.04 […]

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