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.


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 is to be upgraded to the latest version MySQL 5.6 and PHP scripting language to be upgraded to PHP 5.4.32

Web designers need to make sure that all the scripts and applications installed on their clients’ domains are compatible to the PHP 5.4

Anything written well to recent standards will be OK (including WordPress back to v3.0), but there’s lots of old PHP code that relies on magic quotes and register globals, and they’ll need upgrading. For some backward compatibility problems see http://au1.php.net/manual/en/migration54.incompatible.php

This upgrade took place 21 Oct 2014 11:30pm Brisbane time.


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..