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:

There will be a hardware upgrade Saturday 14 Jan 2017
See details at Servers Upgrade

There has  been a delay in starting.
However sometime today down time will be approx. 6 hours.

During down time you can contact us at hosting@platypusmedia.com.au as platywebs.com.au will also be down.

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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 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. This is in addition to cpanel Backup Wizard.


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 worked.


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.