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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An interview with Rochen’s Chief Developer

In today’s Joomlasphere you have a wealth of options, that includes many fine extensions and services companies that can help build out your Joomla!® website. One challenge for administrators of ANY software in use is the natural upkeep required. Sometimes upkeep takes the form of simple maintenance, other times that upkeep involves a great deal of urgency due to security reasons. When we talk ‘security’ in the Joomla!®  space, we often think of patching or removal of malware placed by hackers. However, that is only one part of ‘security’.  As an example, in the enterprise business space,…

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Introducing Joomla Utilities WHM Tool for Resellers

If you're a regular reader of this blog then by now you've heard about our Joomla Utilities cPanel tool for easy upgrading, security fixes, permissions fixes and site migration among other features available for our Joomla Hosting customers. Recently we've taken all of the great cPanel plugin features and integrated them into WHM (Web Host Manager) as an extra convenience for our Rochen Reseller Hosting customers. The WHM plugin will allow you to easily upgrade all core files for Joomla 1.5 or 1.6 installations that are hosted on your Reseller account right from WHM instead of having…

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Easy Joomla! 1.6 Installation and Joomla! Site Migration

Back in November we introduced our new Joomla! Utilities cPanel plugin, a set of tools exclusive to Rochen hosting customers that allows the Joomla! user to easily install, upgrade, maintain and enhance the security of their Joomla websites. Today we have two brand new features for Joomla Utilities which we are very excited to tell you about. Now when you access Joomla Utilities in your Rochen hosting control panel you will have the following additional options: Install Joomla 1.6: When you go to the Joomla installation section of  Joomla Utilities you will now be able to opt…

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Introducing Rochen Alert

With Rochen's leading edge hosting infrastructure we provide the most secure and production ready environment for your Joomla!, Drupal and WordPress based websites, and our technical support team is there to assist 24/7 with any server related issues you might experience. However, the responsibility of maintaining and securing websites lies with the site owner (you). This includes core upgrades, extension upgrades, file permissions and settings. That can be a daunting task if you have multiple websites to manage, each functioning with a unique combination of addons and possibly using different content management systems. Rochen has recently introduced…

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