In this release GZIP compression in NGINX for vector based images is enabled by default. In the past this was already configurable by adding custom GZIP types to your NGINX config, but enabling this in the default config is a sensible default. The following image formats are now compressed: image/svg image/svg+xml image/eps. Suggested by Mark van der Sanden, thanks for the feedback!.

HTTP based DCV validation process

We also updated our HTTP based DCV validation process. Comodo changed their validation directives and we changed our provisioning to match the new validation methods.

For HTTP based DCV validation the hash will now not be placed in the webroot anymore, but in:


This is similar to how it already works for Let’s Encrypt on Hypernode where files are placed in the /data/web/public/.well-known/acme-challenge directory.

The apt-daily.timer is disabled

Finally we also disabled the apt-daily.timer in the hypernode-vagrant development environment. This should prevent some issues relating to unattended upgrades on these instances. If you want to upgrade the software of the hypernode-vagrant you can either apt-get update && apt-get upgrade as root yourself or simply download a newer version of the box using vagrant box update and spawn a new machine.