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Systems Upgrade

Here at GX5, we are constantly striving to improve our systems and processes to provide you with a better service, that is why, we are proud to announce the latest upgrade to our panel to the new Plesk 17 codename "Oynx". This new upgrade provides a better service and control to hosted websites. One of the most prominent upgdates provided by this service is the complete integration with Git allowing developers to easily deploy code to their websites amongst a ton of other features.

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Our hosting service also provides:

  • 4 PHP versions including the latest PHP 7
  • Two choices for a hosting server. We provide either Nginx or Apache with PHP-FPM Support
  • Webmail Support
  • Secure Email Server
  • Support for PHP Applications
  • SSL Support and many more

We are confident that this new update will improve the service we provide.

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New Location and Improved Focus

We have moved to a new location close to one of London's most iconic landmarks. Our new location, at the heart of a busy street will provide us with more exposure and a physical location for our customers to come and share their business challenges with us.

We aim to use this opportunity to foster better community relations with the business in Bermondsey. Please come along to the new shop and we would be happy to discuss new opportunities with your business. You can find us on Tower Bridge Road at the following address:

39 Tower Bridge Road,
London,

SE1 4TL

We are open till 6 PM every day.

We are now Optimized with Cloudflare™

How CloudFlare increases speed and security of your site

2e1ax vintage entry gx5-cloudflareThis is a guest post written and contributed by CloudFlare.  CloudFlare makes it easy for any site to be as fast and secure as the Internet giants.

CloudFlare, a web performance and security company, is excited to announce our partnership with GX5 Services! If you haven’t heard about CloudFlare before, our value proposition is simple: we’ll make any website twice as fast and protect it from a broad range of web threats.

Plesk 12 is out

Plesk 12 is out and we are happy to announce that it is immediately available for our customers. 

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Better protection for your emails.

The new control panel protects your email from incoming and outgoing threats. The list of improvements include:

  • Protection from outgoing spam.
  • Server-based mail filtering with Dovecot
  • Email interception protection

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Secure your WordPress site from your control panel.

With the availabilty of WordPress toolkit, your WordPress sites are now protected with server resources. The new toolkit will check your installation to ensure certain security points are in place.

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Looks good. Even on Mobiles.

The new interface reacts to screen size and looks great on mobile devices. Just take a look at the images below.

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The new Plesk control panel is fantastic, intuitive and more secure. Plesk 12 plus the amazing unlimited plans from GX5 Services is just the perfect combination required for your website and web application. Learn more about Plesk 12

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Free Software: WHMCS API

We are proud to announce the immediate availabilty of a library for WHMCS API. WHMCS is a billing and membership application which supports multiple business types and is already integrated with all major payment providers.

2014-04-12 02-12-20It also has an extensive API that allows you to perform multiple functions against the system. Functions include adding clients, creating orders and performing debug. Needless to say, WHMCS is the most complete billing system we have seen to date. It also supports accounts and contacts which was a really neat feature that our clients just love.

We initially designed this library on a project for one of our clients and realised how you guys could benefit so we are deciding to give it out for free. This library will save you time when next you are designing an application for a client or simply trying to extend the functionality of your WHMCS installation.

Needless to say, you will need WHMCS and you can get it from as little as £15.95 a month. So what are you waiting for, go on Fork it!

Learn more about the APILet us write you a program

Ebay Cover Photos

Ebay recently launched a new redesign to their user profiles which included a cover-photo offering. Customers of the bidding site are now able to beautify their pages with a cover photo that stands as a statement about what them or their store is about. 

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We believe that this is a fantastic addition to the site and will bring it in line with other networks which are looking to form a more social presence as opposed to just a buying and selling site.

Ebay currently lists anything from the hotest mobile phones to the latest fashion statements and some people are able to strike a bargain by bagging these items for less than the actual RRP.

If you are thinking of getting a cover photo for your ebay account soon you will be glad to know that we are offering designs of this feature for an unbeatable introductory rate of £40. That is a massive 50% off what we are going to be selling this for in the near future.

The cover photos will be designed to the specs on they ebay site and if you wanted, we could even throw in a profile picture to match. Just use promo code COVERMEUP at the checkout.

Ebay is currently trading at $52 with a market cap of just over $39 billion.

Heartbleed - What's that all about?

heartbleedRight now the Internet community is reeling from what is possibly the largest breaches of security ever discovered. A secure protocol we all use to protect critical services such as websites, mobile phones and your favourite social and media networks was compromised after an update that went unnoticed for over three years.

On the 8th of April someone discovered it and now nearly every website in the world that takes security seriously is in the process of auditing the security. 

What is the damage?

Under normal conditions, the SSL certificate which activates when browsing secure pages on the internet encrypts your data securing it from prying eyes. What this vulnerability does, according to the team that found it is allow an attacker to bypass the security all together to steal access to the keys used to secure the communication.

Who is affected?

Some people might believe that this is only affecting the small websites. On the contrary, this is affecting over 70% of the Internet. This are services that use this implementation of SSL. Infact 99% of the top 500 websites according to alexa.com rank are affected by this issue.

Why cant I just change my password and be done with it?

The bug doesn't just allow attackers to gain access to the data, it gives them the keys to the Kingdom. In other words, they can come and go as they please, impersonating connections which will pass of as valid and have the ability to decrypt any information past and present.

If you are a simplay a user of the service changing your password without your service provider doesn't do any good as an attacker can decrypt it with the keys the already have.

What are you doing about it?

We have already upgraded our servers to plug the leak, we did that as soon as the news broke. We are re-issuing all certificates used on our service. We will revoke all passwords on our sites and you will have to reset your passwords to get access to your accounts.

I want some more information?

As you should, this is a serious problem and everybody should know about it. We are going to update our media networks soon with more information as it comes to us. In the mean time, you can read the official page set up for this bug.