Monthly Archives: October 2016

New Cloud Web Hosting Location – Sydney (AU)

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Our Cloud Web Hosting plans are now available in Australia (AU)!

Our Australia location provides excellent network connections throughout Oceania and it is perfect for any websites with target audience in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands.

The Cloud Web Hosting plans in Australia will cost exactly the same as any other locations and you will have access to the exact same features too!

You can order a new Cloud Web Hosting plan in Australia immediately from our website and enjoy 50% OFF the first month (Promo Code: AU50OFF)!

If you already have an account with us at another location, you can contact our Billing Department to arrange to move your hosting account to Australia.

CVE-2016-5195 (Dirty COW) – All Servers Protected

We are happy to announce that all of Aspiration Hosting’s servers are fully protected against the CVE-2016-5195 vulnerability, also known as Dirty COW (yes, we find the name silly too!).

Dirty COW (CVE-2016-5195) is a privilege escalation vulnerability in the Linux Kernel which can allow a local user (like a web hosting account) to gain root access to the server. The vulnerability is present in all major Linux Operating Systems and security researchers have detected in the wild (ITW) attacks even before security patches were released by the various OS.

Our servers were not affected by the ITW attacks and all servers has been patched with the latest security patches automatically (thanks to KernelCare).

To reiterate, there’s nothing that you will need to do on your end and all of your websites are automatically protected.

New SSH Access Policy

As many of you may be aware, we used to require a valid Photo ID for verification before Secure Shell (SSH) Access could be granted. This was a security feature that we implemented in order to prevent users from causing trouble with the servers.

In our effort to become more developer friendly and with the recent advancement in the security and isolation technology of our servers (like CageFS and SecureLinks), we are happy to say that we no longer require this verification before SSH Access can be granted.

You can now Enable SSH Access with our automated system and start using it immediately!