Server Updates

Apache and MySQL Have Been Upgraded

Just a quick side-note, Apache has been upgraded on our servers today to version 2.4.6.¬†We’ve also upgraded MySQL to 5.5.x.

You shouldn’t notice an effects on your site. This was a behind the scenes update that caused no down-time. As always, we backed up all your data in case something were to go wrong with the upgrade!




12 thoughts on “Apache and MySQL Have Been Upgraded

  1. oldans says:

    When you do large updates like this are you sending out announcements before hand or should I subscribe to the blog? The last time this happened with my current host no newsletter was sent out, they had additional issues and everyone’s site was offline for about three days (I also did not have a current backup so I lost the entire website).

    • Puhlease says:

      You should always keep a local backup of your site, alongside anything that your host offers by way of backups. That way you have a copy that you can restore to a new host if the very worst happens. I’ve had a hosting company go bust in the past.

  2. Abigail says:

    Will this bring with it any other changes to the way that websites or CMS systems run? Or was the upgrade mostly for behind the scenes changes?

    • Justin says:

      Abigail, these upgrades are often in order to keep security current. Without regular upgrades there is a risk of security flaws or holes being exploited, causing problems with the server.

      • Abigail says:

        That’s what I figured if I’m honest. I know that there are often vulnerabilities found in software that need to be fixed to prevent exploits using them in a malicious manner.

        • Justin says:

          Right, because if that were to happen, the clients would be the first to be complaining. Sooner a short down time now than a loss of data later.

  3. braedan says:

    They could also be updates to make the Apache server faster and better than before. We use MySQL at work and they manage updates pretty quietly. You’re right Justin, a lot of the updates at work are usually security based updates.

  4. raffy says:

    Good that you backed up the data. I’ve seen people not back it up and have a problem with their servers afterwards. I like that the updates are done seamlessly without any problems to users. We used to have to do our updates in the early morning before everyone came in. Then we’d have an hour to make sure everything was running smoothly.

  5. Geordi says:

    Given how much work I like to put into my website, I think that this is a very important thing indeed. I would hate for my site to be taken down because of a simple exploit.

  6. PEvans says:

    It’s great that you give a heads up to your clients. Good idea to back up your data given that it would be a lot of data lost for your clients if something went wrong. I know they’ve done updates at work and we found things missing but because we have a back up it saved us a lot of work.

    • Indy says:

      Detfiinely believe that which you said. Your favorite reason seemed to be on the internet the simplest thing to be aware of. I say to you, I definitely get annoyed while people think about worries that they just do not know about. You managed to hit the nail upon the top as well as defined out the whole thing without having side effect , people could take a signal. Will likely be back to get more. Thanks

  7. Giselle says:

    I’m not the one who updates these types of things but I’m guessing it’s an important part of the hosting service you provide. It’s nice when you can do upgrades without disturbing your clients.

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