PHP 7 with OpCache Now Available at Kualo

Written by Jo Stonehouse
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We're excited to announce that the latest PHP 7 Release Candidate is now available on our shared and reseller hosting, and also any cloud or dedicated servers which utilise our "Hive" PHP selector. PHP 7 is a big milestone in the development of PHP, and it provides significant improvements in performance over other PHP 5.x versions.

PayPal SHA256 Compatibility

Written by Trifo
If you use PayPal to process payments for your business, you may have received an E-Mail from them informing you about their upcoming service upgrade:

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IMMEDIATE ATTENTION REQUIRED: PayPal service upgrades.

PayPal is upgrading the SSL certificate used for www.paypal.com to SHA-256. This endpoint is also used by merchants using their Instant Payment Notification (IPN) product.

Introducing the New Kualo ProSite Website Builder

Written by Trifo
Building your website has never been easier with the release of our new ProSite Website Builder.



Increased Application Security with Patchman

Written by Jo Stonehouse
logoEnsuring the security of our customers' web sites is a top priority for us at Kualo. In recent years we have been a dramatic increase in malicious attempts to compromise an innocent web site. Generally these "attacks" are by hackers or spammers, who aim to control a web site in order to send out spam, distribute malware or host phishing content, or to use the compromised site to launch attacks on other web sites or servers. Whilst we maintain excellent server-side security, often these attacks continue due to insecurities in customer code which leave a web site vulnerable to attack.

Today we are introducing a new solution, Patchman, to help protect you in the fight against malware, and this email aims to introduce you to the problem and how we are working to help protect the web sites we host.

EU VAT Changes 2015 - What does it mean for you?

Written by Jo Stonehouse
vat2015EU VAT regulations are about to undergo a massive overhaul from 1st January 2015. The change relates specifically to companies that sell "digital services" - web hosting, domain registrations and other such intangible e-services are included in this category. In short, if you are based in the EU and sell digital services to customers who are located in the EU, you should read on!