Season’s Greetings

I would like to take this opportunity to wish all of our customers and friends a Happy Holidays and a prosperous New Year. Rochen has several exciting announcements to make in early 2015 including the launch of our new branding and website. This is the first branding update we have done in over 10 years. To tie in with this we will also be launching a new shared hosting offering as well as launching our Managed Cloud Servers (MCS) platform from our UK location. As with previous years our technical support team will be available 24 hours…

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Security Statement on OpenSSL “Heartbleed Bug”

Earlier this week a vulnerability with the OpenSSL cryptographic software library was publicly disclosed. This vulnerability is officially being referred to as “CVE-2014-0160” and being widely referred to in the media as the “Heartbleed Bug”. OpenSSL is very widely installed including on many servers here at Rochen. An article in The New York Times estimates that OpenSSL is in use by over two-thirds of websites including by many popular sites such as Facebook and Google. Rochen’s Systems Engineering Group first became aware of the “Heartbleed Bug” early on Tuesday, April 8th and immediately began patching any vulnerable…

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Joomla and WordPress Hosting and Security Presentations from CMS Expo. Rochen Discount Code Extended.

Last month Martin, Adam and I from the Rochen team attended CMS Expo in Chicago, IL as Diamond Marquee Sponsors. It was a fantastic event where we got to meet a lot of our existing customers, potential customers and connect with various people in the Joomla, Drupal and WordPress communities. We're a technology services company that primarily deals online but nothing beats meeting face-to-face. While at CMS Expo Adam and I delivered two 90 minute presentations on "WordPress Hosting and Security" and "Joomla Hosting and Security". I have linked both of these below in PDF format in…

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Rochen @ CMS Expo: Submit your questions, $550 free tickets giveaway and more.

Next month is going to be extremely exciting. Members of the Rochen team (including myself) are going to be attending CMS Expo in Chicago, IL on May 3rd, 4th and 5th. This will be my first time attending CMS Expo but my fourth visit to the beautiful Windy City. Chicago is my second favourite city in the United States after San Francisco. CMS Expo is the leading business and learning conference in North America for content management systems including (but not limited to) Joomla, Drupal and WordPress. As you may already know Rochen is huge within the…

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Rochen makes Google Apps simple

If you are already a customer of Rochen, you may have noticed within the past few days a new "Google Apps" icon has appeared within your control panel. Recently we have seen more of our customers adopt the powerful collaboration tools that Google Apps has to offer. E.g. calendar, docs, groups etc. Some customers also take advantage of the email functions. Rochen customers have always been able to use Google Apps in conjunction with their account, but as with most hosting services have had to make manual MX and CNAME record changes to their DNS zone file.…

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