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 and Sydney Linux servers:

14 Aug 2016 New Hosting Quotas:
$52/year: 100Mb space 1 Gb bandwidth
$78/year: 200Mb space 2 Gb bandwidth
$99/year: 500Mb space 5 Gb bandwidth

10Mb, 1GB, 2Gb 5Gb 10Gb hosting plans remain unchanged for now.

This allows more space for larger installs of WordPress, its themes and its plugins. It also allows space for an increasing number of clients who are now storing emails on the server.

There will be clients who will now have more space than they need. They can email us before the next renewal of hosting to request a downgrade to a cheaper hosting plan.


Brisbane Linux server Platypus:

11 Aug 2016 – 10:45pm More RAM added to server. Competed 11:05pm

29 June 2016 – upgrade 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.

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.