Intermittent connectivity for US servers

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Connectivity to some of our servers in the US is intermittent from various locations.

We’re investigating the issue at this time and will update this post when we have more information.

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[Fixed] Issues with our payment process

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Due to an ongoing incident with PayPal, our payment gateway, some customers have reported cases like, but not limited to:

We are aware of those issues and as soon as our payment gateway’s services are stable again, we will go through all the recent transactions, verify them and either add them if they are missing from your history or refund any extra charges.

Should you have any questions about this issue, open a support ticket and we will be happy to help.

Update 2019-06-18 10:12 UTC: PayPal has resolved this issue on their side. We’ve double checked all transactions since the 11th, added any payment that was missing and refunded any customer that was double charged.

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[Fixed] SMTP Outgoing Mail Problems

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We are currently experiencing problems with our SMTP mail server. Some users may experience problems authenticating and sending emails through the server.

Incoming email servers are unaffected.

We are investigating the issue and will update when we have more information.

2019-06-10 10:41 UTC: The issue has been resolved and the server is back online, processing out going emails. If you notice any problems, please feel free to open a ticket and let us know.

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[Fixed] Web564 inaccessible

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Web564 is currently inaccessible. We are looking into the issue and will resolve it as quickly as possible.

07:45:56 The server is back online.

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[Fixed] Webmail issues

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There is currently an issue with our webmail interfaces at https://webmail.webfaction.com and https://squirrelmail.webfaction.com/ which is resulting in sporadic 500 Internal Server Errors for some email users.

We are currently looking into the problem and hope to have normal service restored soon.

If you need to access your mailbox, please consider https://docs.webfaction.com/user-guide/email.html#configuring-an-email-client until this issue is resolved.

We will update this entry as soon as we have more information.

Update 2018-12-12 14:48UTC: We applied a patch to our webmail instance a few days ago and haven’t seen an issue since, so we are going to go ahead and mark this as fixed. Feel free to raise a ticket if you are still experiencing issues.

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Changes in our payment system

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We recently made some changes to the way customers should make their payments or add their credit cards for monthly recurring charges. The major customer facing change was that Paypal’s UI would be used instead of our control panel.

That decision was made to further secure our systems, where we wouldn’t capture customer’s data at all in our platform, not even temporary, before transmitting them to Paypal’s API to be processed.

Unfortunately, this caused some issues with payments, for example customers were being asked to create a Paypal account, even though one shouldn’t be needed, or being charged extra fees from Paypal’s side.

Those were issues we haven’t seen during our testing period or for the last few years that Paypal has been our default gateway. Taking them into account, we’ve reverted our changes and you should be able to make payments or add your payment sources using our control panel directly again.

We will re-deploy the changes as soon as further testing is done, with an ETA of mid-January.

We will update this post as soon as this is done.

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[Done] Emergency maintenance on our ticketing system

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Our ticketing system is down for some emergency maintenance.

During this time our ticketing system will be unavailable. You will not be able to raise new tickets, nor reply or review old ones.

We expect total downtime to be about an hour.

2018-11-30 18:40 UTC: The maintenance is complete and the ticket system is back online.

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[Fixed] Intermittent mail issues

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We are seeing issues with a few customers being unable to access their mailboxes, with their attempts timing out as the authentication process takes a long time.

The issues are sporadic and only affect a small number of users are affected, but we are looking into this as our top priority.

We’ll update this status post as soon as we have more feedback.

UPDATE: The underlying issues have been fixed.

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[Fixed] Payment system trouble

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2018-07-18 18:15 UTC: At this time, we’re unable to process manual payments and cannot set up new payment sources for automatic monthly billing. We’re working to resolve the issue and will update this post when more info is available.

2018-07-18 19:15 UTC: We’ve track this issue down to our payment pre-processor. We are working with them to resolve this.

2018-07-19 15:56 UTC: The issues with our payment pre-processor have been resolved.

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Deprecating TLS 1.0 and TLS_RSA_WITH_3DES_EDE_CBC_SHA ciphers

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In order to meet the latest PCI Data Security Standards (PCI DSS) we will be dropping support for TLS 1.0 and the TLS_RSA_WITH_3DES_EDE_CBC_SHA ciphers on all servers in our infrastructure.

The deadline set from the PCI Security Standards Council is the 30th of June, 2018. You can read more about it here.

After this update, customers using legacy browsers and user agents will be unable to access any SSL secured website hosted in our platform.

These user agents include but not limited to:

  1. any browser running on Windows XP
  2. any browser running on Android 4.4 or earlier
  3. Internet Explorer 10 and below
  4. Firefox 23 and below
  5. Chrome 21 and below
  6. any clients using Java 1.7 or earlier
  7. curl and wget command line clients using OpenSSL versions priors to v1.0.1

If your browser and operating system is up to date, then you should probably be OK.

If you are unsure whether this change will affect you or not you can visit this test page.

If you have any questions regarding this security change, please raise a ticket and our support team will gladly answer your questions.

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