Platypus Websites Announcements

Welcome to Platypus Media. We have 750 clients hosted on Brisbane and Sydney servers and use this website on our Toowoomba server to announce any news about Sydney and Brisbane servers.


Brisbane Linux server Platypus: This is a dedicated server for Platypus clients, is well managed and is faster than shared hosting on the Sydney server.

To improve loading speed of wordpress sites, especially with ecommerce, e.g. woocommerce – we have now installed Memcached (not Memcache) on this server. But a plugin to take advantage of this must be activated on each site to take advantage of this.

Plugin  Memcached Redux works.

Plugins W3 Total Cache or WP Super Cache both make improvements in page loading speed BUT USE ONLY ONE.

Use http://tools.pingdom.com/ to test speed before and after but make both tests as close in time as possible as the time of day or night as well as where the test is from, make a difference to loading speeds.


Brisbane Windows server Platypus: This is a dedicated server for Platypus clients, is well managed and is faster than shared hosting on the Sydney server.


Sydney Linux server Hiruko : The 25 August 2014 upgrade has the server with better performance. However still some problems: The server has intermittent bad reputation problems causing some email servers to reject and bounce emails from this server. For some websites the FTP password has needed to be reset. ModSecurity is now installed meaning that some users can lock themselves out of their websites if they use wrong logins too many times. Platypus can get them unblocked by phoning the techs or sending a ticket. That can take time, whereas on the Brisbane server Platypus can unblock IP addresses immediately. We have assisted a large number of clients to move to the Brisbane server in the last few weeks.


Toowoomba Linux server Barramundi: is steady and hosts this website..