Entries by Uwe

System Administrator Appreciation Day 2016

Happy SysAdmin Day to all System Administrators wherever you are! Today is the Seventeenth Annual System Administrators Appreciation Day. Who are SysAdmins and what do they do? System Administrators work behind the scenes performing a wide variety of tasks keeping computers and computer networks up and running. Software installation and upgrades, hardware maintenance, troubleshooting and […]

HTTPOXY Vulnerability Patched

The HTTPOXY Vulnerability has been patched on all Alpine Hosting Plans. CloudFlare instituted a fix on July 18, 2016. See their blog post here. If you are not using CloudFlare learn more here: https://www.alpineweb.com/domain-names/cloudflare/ If you are managing your own VPS or Dedicated Server running cPanel/WHM you can run the latest version of EasyApache v3.34.2 […]

ImageMagick Vulnerability

ImageMagick, a popular PHP module, recently announced a severe security vulnerability in their product which may allow a malicious 3rd party to execute commands on a remote server. We’re posting this announcement today to assure you that AlpineWeb is both aware of and is actively tracking this vulnerability. ImageMagick has not yet released a patch, […]

Did you know there are new TLDs available?

What is a TLD? “A top level domain (TLD) is one of the domains at the highest level in the hierarchical Domain Name System of the Internet.” — Wikipedia – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Top-level_domain The best example of a TLD is the most common, popular and well known TLD: .com. In the example of www.alpineweb.com, the .com portion […]


If you’re an AlpineWeb Customer you’re probably using CloudFlare for your DNS, CDN and WAP. AlpineWeb Customers using CloudFlare are automatically protected against online threats and DDOS attacks. Learn more about CloudFlare here: https://www.alpineweb.com/domain-names/cloudflare/ If you’re an AlpineWeb Customer and you’re not using CloudFlare, you can enable CloudFlare for your domain name(s) for FREE here: […]

The DROWN Attack

What is the DROWN Attack? DROWN stands for “Decrypting RSA with Obsolete and Weakened eNcryption.” DROWN is a serious security flaw that makes network services that utilize SSLv2 to attack TLS transactions vulnerable. AlpineWeb servers are not vulnerable to this flaw as SSLv2 was not enabled. You can learn more about DROWN here: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/03/02/drown_exploitability_analysis/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DROWN_attack […]