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Security Reboot of all servers (24/Oct/2016)
Posted by Randy Donald on 24 October 2016 07:26 PM



Today all servers within the Hosting Nation infrastucture will be quickly rebooted to patch a security vulnerability in the Linux kernel (known as Dirty COW). Each reboot will take a matter of only a few minutes. 


UPDATE: all servers are now running a patched kernel.

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The server is dead! Long live the server!
Posted by Randy Donald on 10 February 2016 09:10 PM

This month we retired our longest active server,, of 6 years. Along with and last month and, the server is being replaced by as part of our infrastructure upgrades.  Look for more news on updates in the future. 

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Packet Loss in LAX1 (29-12-2015)
Posted by Randy Donald on 29 December 2015 09:47 PM

We are experiencing packet loss to some servers in the LAX1 datacenter. This includes shared servers and  We hope to resolve this quickly.



A distributed denial of service attack has been lauched against one of our servers, A null route has been put in place so that other servers are not affected. 

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24 decommisioned (24 Dec 2015)
Posted by Randy Donald on 24 December 2015 06:39 PM


All accounts from ( have now moved to ( and have been running for a few days up to a week now. 

As the final step before terminating the server we have now turned the server off. 


Randall Donald

System Administration 

Hosting Nation

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9 cpanel upgrade (9 Dec 2015)
Posted by Randy Donald on 09 December 2015 07:16 PM
the server is undergoing a cPanel upgrade today. As a result response times may be slower than normal. We apologize for any inconvenience. 
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