Platypus Websites Announcements

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


Both Brisbane servers:
Upcoming maintenance on the core routers on Thursday 11 December 2014
Commencement: 4:30pm AEST Thursday 11th December 2014
Estimated Completion: 6:30pm AEST Thursday 11th December 2014
Duration:  2 Hours
Expected Impact: 2-3 short periods of downtime (5-10 minutes each)
During this period we will be performing maintenance and redundancy testing on the core routers.
Unfortunately due to external contractors availability we were unable to schedule this at a different time.


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.

MySQL database server was upgraded to MySQL 5.5 and PHP scripting language to PHP 5.4.32 on 21 Oct 2014

ModSecurity is installed. But if anyone locks themselves out we can unblock them as soon as they send their IP address.


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..