Jan 9th IMPACT of #Meltdown and #Spectre CPU Flaws on 8Dweb Systems

8Dweb was informed of the so-called Meltdown and Spectre CPU flaws on January 2, 2018. Updates appended at END of this NoticeSome of the larger cloud service providers such as Google, AWS and Microsoft were notified of these flaws as early as August-September of 2017.Our teams are working hard to identify the best approach to updating our Core, ... Read More »

Dec 13th 8Dweb End of Year Feature & Installation Lock

A Blessed Christmas and a Happy New Year! Each Year, we at 8Dweb, try to take as much time with family as possible during the Christmas and New Year season. This year, an additional celebration is in order as the eldest son of our owner will be married on December 23rd.We are announcing our Annual Lockdown for New Features, Software Upgrades ... Read More »

Sep 14th IOS11 and Windows Server 2016 EAS (Exchange Active Sync) Problem

Original from Smartertools Team: Apple has announced that iOS 11 will be released to the public on Tuesday, September 19th. Normally, this is a wonderful occasion because companies such as Apple provide fixes and features that make our lives better! Unfortunatly, iOS 11 is going to introduce issues for a lot of customers running Windows ... Read More »

Aug 15th RFO CP1 DNS Zones on 08-14-2017

On 08-14-2017 8Dweb suffered a technical glitch in one of our automated systems that handles DNS zone updates.This casued a cascade failure of approximately 70 DNS zones which were blown off the internet between 11:15 and 11:35am.A secondary fault in database backups of the DNS zones was discovered thereafter.All DNS zones were rebuilt by 1pm, ... Read More »

Jun 29th RFO IAD3 on 6-26-2017

 REPORT FROM DATA CENTER TECHNICIANS   At approximately 8:15am, our Network Operations Center was alerted that many customer services at our IAD3 (Reston, VA) Internet Data Center were in an error state. Escalations and peer outreach was made and by 8:20am, Senior Network Architects, and Executive Management were engaged ... Read More »

Feb 2nd Running Joomla 2.5? You have until February 28th to Upgrade!

What is Happening? If you host a Joomla 2.5 site with 8Dweb, your Joomla content management system is severely out of date. 8Dweb will no longer permit Joomla 2.5 sites to run on our CMSdefender servers after February 28th, 2017. The Joomla 2.5 series was set to "End of Life" on December 31, 2014, so it is well past time for you to upgrade to ... Read More »

Jun 15th Massive Changes to Domain Transfer Coming December 2016

Last week, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the organization that effectively governs Internet infrastructure, announced an official date for a new policy regarding domain name transfers for all gTLDs (non-country code domains). The change will go into effect for all users on December 1, 2016. While six months may ... Read More »

May 6th 8Dweb Spring 2016 NEWS!

Spring is in Full Swing at 8Dweb!   Spring is a time of the year where we are reminded that winter finally leaves and nature blooms fresh and renewed!   Speaking of Fresh - 8Dweb has been spending the winter refreshing and updating a lot of our systems!   CMSdefender Hosting Our CMSdefender hosting platform is now SSD-based. What ... Read More »

Apr 22nd 8Dweb Status Site Live!

8Dweb has established a permanent status site at http://status.8dweb.com.This site is separate from our primary hosting infrastructure so that we can have a more detailed live status system than twitter and facebook provide. You may continue to use our @8dweb twitter feed and https://facebook.com/8dweb for status updates, however, these feeds ... Read More »

Dec 16th 12-16-2015 SECURITY ANNOUNCEMENT: Joomla Vulnerabilities

This month, a new Joomla security flaw was found that affects all versions of Joomla.You might ask, "What is Joomla?" If your website was developed with Joomla, your developer chose a software product called Joomla to design and provide functionality for your website. Joomla is a content management system (CMS). Similar to Microsoft Word or ... Read More »