September 2010

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Scheduled downtime

In response to the database failure we experienced 2 weeks ago, we have planned scheduled down time to improve our infrastructure’s redundancy.

From 10pm Monday 13th September the database servers we use to host the majority of our clients will be taken offline. This will affect you if you are a vCluster customer, and/or you use xserve1.dc.fubra.net for your database hosting.

Of course we will endeavour to restore database hosting to it’s normal levels of service as quickly as possible, and estimate this will take no longer than 3 hours.

Let me apologise in advance for any inconvenience caused, but ensure you that this vital work will greatly improve your experience as a Fubra and CatN client.

Common .htaccess Rules

In Apache web server, the .htaccess file is a configuration file that enables local management of the web server.

The .htaccess file in a shared environment allows a user to change specific configuration settings local to their web directory, and override the central Apache configuration settings.

Why would you want to do that?

Every time a web request is made on a users share of a web server the .htaccess file is read, allowing instant configuration changes, unlike the main Apache configuration that requires a restart for any changes to take effect. Allowing a user to configure their local Apache settings is often desirable when compared to giving a user access to main Apache settings, unthinkable in a shared environment!

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