Platypus Websites Announcements

Welcome to Platypus Media. We have 600 clients hosted on Brisbane and Sydney servers and use this website on a Melbourne server to announce any news about Sydney and Brisbane servers.


Brisbane Linux server Platypus:
Server last down 15 February 2016

Caches: MemcacheD is installed for this server, but requires a plugin for it to work. WP Super Cache is also recommended.

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.

We also recommend the www.cloudflare.com cache for all sites with a high volume traffic.

Daily backups are now available to website owners in cpanel – Files – R1Soft. These may be downloaded or used to restore all or any main folder.
Use the cpanel login and password for this.


Brisbane Windows server Platypus:
Server down 8 March 2016 6:15pm

Hyper-V, codenamed Viridian formerly known as Windows Server Virtualization has stopped. Techs are currently migrating all accounts to other HV’s after which the server will be rebooted. Emails are still working.


Sydney Linux server Hiruko :  18 April 2015 – cpanel and FTP stopped working although websites were still working. Fixed next day.