Dec 8th New Domain Transfer Policy
ICANN's New Transfer Policy came into effect on December 1, 2016 setting out new rules regarding changing or updating a domain name's registrant contact information. What is the New Transfer Policy? The Transfer Policy, formerly known as "Inter-Registrar Transfer Policy" or IRTP, sets out how domain transfers should be handled. Up until now, ... Read More »
Jul 21st 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 ... Read More »
PHP 5.5 will soon reach EOL (end of life). This means it will no longer be supported by PHP and perhaps more importantly, will not receive any further security updates. For that reason, we will therefore be upgrading PHP from the current version 5.5.37 to 5.6.23 branch on: 07-06-2016.Please contact our Support Department with any questions or ... Read More »
May 4th ImageMagick Vulnerability
ImageMagick, a popular PHP module, recently announced a severe securityvulnerability in their product which may allow a malicious 3rd party toexecute 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, ... Read More »
After several system software updates, mail delivery on Alpine83, Alpine84 and Alpine85 stopped. Mail delivery on Alpine81 and Alpine82 continued uninterrupted.After investigation, our technicans discovered that mail was being accepted by the servers but was being queued for the Mailscanner spam and virus filtering service. After restarting the ... Read More »
If you use an Apple iPhone, iPad or other iDevice, now would be an excellent time to ensure that the machine is running the latest version of Apple’s mobile operating system — version 9.3.1. Failing to do so could expose your devices to automated threats capable of rendering them unresponsive and perhaps forever useless. Zach Straley ... Read More »
There was an issue with a third party service that impacted several of our servers. This resulted in some website downtime that lasted between 18-24 minutes starting at 8:35 pm EST. All services are currently back up and running and we will continue to monitor. Please note this had no impact on email - and only impacted some websites. Many ... Read More »
Mar 6th Hardware Failure and Replacement
On Saturday evening 03-05-2016 a hard drive on alpine84.alpineweb.net failed.
alpine84.alpineweb.net was taken off line at 11:40:00 EST 03-06-2016 to replace the failed hard drive and came back online approximately 30 minutes later.
The system filecheck was completed and there was no data loss.
Mar 3rd 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 utilizes 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: ... Read More »
Please note that our Mailing address has changed to the following:
PO Box 506
Bartlett, NH 03812-0506