Platypus Websites Announcements

Welcome to Platypus Media. We have 650 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:
10 July 2016 – 7:16 pm – Brisbane data center currently experiencing network issues. Waiting on further news

29 June 2016 will be down 11pm AEST to upgrade MySQL version to 5.6 and PHP version to 5.6 to suit WordPress recommendation and WooCommerce requirement.

Clients requiring old versions of PHP may change back in cpanel >> Software >> PHP Version.

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:  Last down 8 March 2016 6:15pm.
Hyper-V, codenamed Viridian formerly known as Windows Server Virtualization stopped. Techs migrated all accounts to other HV’s after which the server was rebooted. Emails still workworked.


Sydney Linux server Hiruko :  Still using PHP version 5.4.31 and MySQL version 5.5.40-cll – any wordpress-woocommerce clients should call us

Last down 18 April 2015 – cpanel and FTP stopped working although websites were still working. Fixed next day.