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:
Reboot all servers between Thursday 29 Jan 2015 8PM AEST and Friday 30 Jan 2015 6AM AEST

Most of the Linux distributions released patches for a newly discovered vulnerability that could allow hackers to gain remote control of user systems. This host vulnerability was rated critical as it can be exploited to give attackers remote control over systems without requiring system IDs or passwords.

Cloud and VPS servers that are not affected by this bug might have to be rebooted in order for us to secure the underlying platform.

We have already performed the update and the only thing required is a reboot of the system.

We are going to reboot all the affected servers between Thursday 29 Jan 2015 8PM AEST and Friday 30 Jan 2015 6AM AEST

We will be preforming reboots of the cloud and VPS platforms so even if your server is not affected it might go through a reboot if hot migration is not available


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..