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

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

Note: of more than 700 clients on the Linux servers only 3 found that their PHP coding needed updating.
Other clients have reported faster processing and less CPU usage. 25 Oct 2014


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..