New domains: .cab, .company, .domains, and .limo

Written by Tyler Jacobson on March 12, 2014

And the list of new domains grows even more…. As of right now you can register the following new domain name extensions directly from MacHighway:

.cab
.company
.domains
.limo

These extensions have just hit the market. Be sure to claim your domain right away by clicking here.

If for some reason those domains don’t tickle your fancy (or apply to you in any way), you should know that we have over doubled the number of domain name extensions available through MacHighway. Some of the new extensions

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New Domain Name extensions – and a domain name sale!

Written by Tyler Jacobson on March 5, 2014

We’re excited to announce that we have even more new domain name extensions available for registration. As of today, you can register:

.Careers
.Photos
.Recipes
.Shoes

These extensions join our ever growing family of domain name products including: .Guru, .Estate, .Holdings and dozens more.

As if that weren’t enough good news, we also have a sale happening right now on one year registrations of 5 of our most popular extensions:

.org – $11.95 $6.45
.biz – $11.95 $6.45
.in – $19.95 $6.45
.ws – $12.95 $9.95
.me – $29.95 $11.95

Don’t delay. This sale

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Latest web app updates: 2-20-14 edition

Written by Tyler Jacobson on February 20, 2014

Make sure your web apps, such as WordPress, Joomla, and phpBB, are always updated to the latest version. Quite often, updates to web apps contain essential security fixes rather than feature upgrades. Keeping your apps up to date helps keep your site from getting hacked.

Below is our  list of popular web apps and their latest version number. If you don’t see yours here, please be sure check the developer’s site to ensure you’re running the latest version. If it’s been a year

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MacHighway + CloudFlare = Greater Speed & Security for Your MacHighway Hosted Site

Written by Chris Graves on February 17, 2014

MacHighway is happy to announce our new partnership with CloudFlare.

CloudFlare does two things: it accelerates your website, and protects it from hackers. Once your website is set up with CloudFlare, it loads twice as fast and is protected from a broad range of online threats. MacHighway is a certified CloudFlare Partner.

CloudFlare protects and accelerates your website.

Once your website is a part of the CloudFlare community, its web traffic is routed through their intelligent global network (below). CloudFlare automatically optimizes the

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Alert! Wordfence has detected an active attack on WordPress sites

Written by Tyler Jacobson on February 10, 2014

What’s happening?

Wordfence sent out an email this morning, warning WordPress users of a detected distributed brute force attack on WordPress sites.

What do you need to do?

Make sure that you have added your site to CloudFlare. You can do this right now and for free by logging into your cPanel, clicking on the CloudFlare icon and activating it for each site that you have with MacHighway, especially WordPress sites. (Note: If you have a dedicated SSL on your site, you will

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Auto-Unblock now available for all MacHighway users

Written by Chris Graves on February 1, 2014

We’re excited to announce our new Auto-Unblock feature:

As you may know, we have systems in place that protect your website and email from what are known as “brute-force attacks.” In a brute-force attack a hacker uses a program to run through a list of thousands of possible logins, trying to guess a valid username and password combination, so they can gain access to your website files or email.

To prevent this we employ Login Failure Detection (LFD) in our firewalls. LFD

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A message for WordPress users on carl.machighway.com

Written by Tyler Jacobson on January 16, 2014

Customers affected:
Customers that have WordPress powered sites on carl.machighway.com

What’s going on?
There have been frequent Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks on carl.machighway.com. These attacks are directed against WordPress sites and they have been overwhelming the server, causing it to crash.

What has MacHighway done to stop these attacks?
We have placed an additional layer of authentication in front of your WordPress admin page. This stops the attackers from using common WordPress hacks against your WorpdPress powered site, and keeps the server load

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Scheduled Maintenance on Sherri.machighway.com

Written by Tyler Jacobson on January 16, 2014

Date & Time: Friday, January 17, 2014 from 2:00 AM to 3:00 AM CST

Server: sherri.machighway.com

Expected Outage: 15 – 30 Min. Reason: Reboot to repair kernel Mismatch

Action required by Customer: None.

Additional Details:

During repairs earlier today, our technicians discovered a kernel mismatch which has potential to bring down the server and cause further problems. A reboot of the system is expected to fix this mismatch and stave off future unplanned outages.

We appreciate your patience as we make these necessary and pro-active changes.


Changes and Options for our Customers

Written by Chris Graves on January 3, 2014

On December 31st, as some of you are aware, we experienced the third connectivity outage since August at the colocation facility where some of our servers are at. As I’m sure you’ll agree, that is not acceptable, and I apologize for the trouble the outages at that facility has caused. This is the same facility that is used by companies such as HostGator, BlueHost and dozens, if not hundreds of other hosting companies.  We had faith that this would put

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