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In order to keep up-to-date with today’s security standards, EPhost will be implementing some changes to ensure the shared hosting and managed dedicated servers are secure. These changes were required by PayPal, and Authorize.Net, as well as industry best-practices. All customers making outbound calls to secure APIs, for payment transactions or other uses, could be affected.

All EPhost shared hosting and managed dedicated servers will have SSL 2.0, SSL 3.0, TLS 1.0 and TLS 1.1 disabled & TLS 1.2 enabled as of June 16th 2017. This affects both inbound and outbound SSL connections. Please ensure your application is compatible with these server changes for TLS 1.2 to connect to your API or payment gateway.

Please Note: In order to ensure secure transactions in the future, all API and payment processors will require TLS 1.2 as of June 2017.

All managed server clients will be contacted individually to find out if they would like us to update their server(s). Or please feel free to contact us.

The following changes will be implemented on all EPhost Infrastructure and Shared Web Servers.

Windows and Linux

1) Disable SSL 2.0, SSL 3.0, TLS 1.0 and TLS 1.1
2) TLS 1.2 enabled

Programming languages will have the following changes made.

1)Coldfusion - Update JDK 8 or higher

2)PHP cURL - http://docs.php.net/manual/en/migration56.openssl.php#migration56.openssl.crypto-method (You will need your developer to assist in updating your website code if you use cURL)

3)ASP.NET - Upgrade to Framework 4.6 (This will require ASP.NET 4.0 extension in control panel, ASP.NET 2.0 will not work)

All these changes will be made on June 16th

If you have any questions or concerns or would like a sandbox account to test, please email us at support@ephost.com

 

 


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May
1
Cloud Network Software Upgrade
Posted by Tegan King on 01 May 2017 09:20 AM

Type of Work: Cloud Network Software Upgrade

Location: EPhost Datacenter, San Diego, CA 92123

Purpose: EPhost Web Administrators will be working on the EPhost Cloud Network performing an upgrade to the EPhost Cloud software.

Window Start: 05/13/17 - 11:00 pm PST
Window End: 05/14/17 - 3:00 am PST

Service Impact: This work is expected to take approximately 1 hour, though we have allocated 4 hours. You may experience intermittent access to the EPhost Cloud Network as the software is updated.

Schedule: The window for Cloud Network Maintenance is scheduled to begin at 11:00 pm PST on Saturday, May 13th, 2017, and end at 3:00 am PST on Sunday, May 14th, 2017. Should additional time be required, notice will be provided and the work window will be expanded.

Testing & Planning: All testing and planning being conducted during this window is part of a pre-defined checklist designed by the EPhost Web Administrator team.

Regression Planning: The EPhost Web Administrator team will be on-site managing this window. As with any Network Maintenance, while highly unlikely, there is a possibility that something unexpected may occur during the work process. Should any issues arise, all equipment will be placed back into standard operation and the work will be postponed until the issue is resolved.


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Mar
17
Applying downloaded Linux and Windows Updates and Security Patches
Posted by Tegan King on 17 March 2017 11:23 AM

Type of Work: Applying downloaded Linux and Windows Updates and Security Patches

Location: EPhost Office, San Diego, CA 92123

Purpose: EPhost Web Administrators will be working on the EPhost Network performing Linux and Windows Updates on all Windows servers.

Window Start: 3/26/2017 - 8:00pm PST
Window End: 3/27/2017 - 12:00am PST

Service Impact: This work is expected to take approximately 4 hours and you may experience intermittent access to your website during the maintenance window.

Schedule: The window for Network Maintenance is scheduled to begin at 8:00pm on Sunday, March 26th, 2017, and end at 12:00am on Monday, March 27th, 2017. Should additional time be required, notice will be provided and the work window will be expanded.

Testing & Planning: All testing and planning being conducted during this window is part of a pre-defined checklist designed by the EPhost Web Administrator team.

Regression Planning: The EPhost Web Administrator team will be on-site managing this window. As with any Network Maintenance, while highly unlikely, there is a possibility that something unexpected may occur during the work process. Should any issues arise, all equipment will be placed back into standard operation and the work will be postponed until the issue is resolved.


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Nov
13
Applying downloaded Windows Updates and Security Patches
Posted by Tegan King on 13 November 2016 10:00 AM

Type of Work: Applying downloaded Windows Updates and Security Patches

Location: EPhost Office, San Diego, CA 92123

Purpose: EPhost Web Administrators will be working on the EPhost Network performing Windows Updates on all Windows servers.

Window Start: 11/20/2016 - 8:00pm PST
Window End: 11/20/2016 - 12:00am PST

Service Impact: This work is expected to take approximately 4 hours and you may experience intermittent access to your website during the maintenance window.

Schedule: The window for Network Maintenance is scheduled to begin at 8:00pm on Sunday, November 20th, 2016, and end at 12:00am on Monday, November 20th, 2016. Should additional time be required, notice will be provided and the work window will be expanded.

Testing & Planning: All testing and planning being conducted during this window is part of a pre-defined checklist designed by the EPhost Web Administrator team.

Regression Planning: The EPhost Web Administrator team will be on-site managing this window. As with any Network Maintenance, while highly unlikely, there is a possibility that something unexpected may occur during the work process. Should any issues arise, all equipment will be placed back into standard operation and the work will be postponed until the issue is resolved.


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Nov
2
Applying Linux Security Patches
Posted by Tegan King on 02 November 2016 06:03 PM

Type of Work: Applying Linux Security Patches

Location: EPhost Office, San Diego, CA 92123

Purpose: EPhost Web Administrators will be working on the EPhost Network performing security updates on selected Linux servers.

Window Start: 11/5/2016 - 5:00pm PST
Window End: 11/5/2016 - 6:00pm PST

Service Impact: This work is expected to take approximately 1 hour and you may experience intermittent access to your website during the maintenance window.

Schedule: The window for Network Maintenance is scheduled to begin at 5:00pm on Saturday, November 5th, 2016, and end at 6:00pm on Saturday, November 5th, 2016. Should additional time be required, notice will be provided and the work window will be expanded.

Testing & Planning: All testing and planning being conducted during this window is part of a pre-defined checklist designed by the EPhost Web Administrator team.

Regression Planning: The EPhost Web Administrator team will be on-site managing this window. As with any Network Maintenance, while highly unlikely, there is a possibility that something unexpected may occur during the work process. Should any issues arise, all equipment will be placed back into standard operation and the work will be postponed until the issue is resolved.


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Oct
25
AMEX Rewards with EPhost
Posted by Kaitlin Cushman on 25 October 2016 04:21 PM

Now through Dec 31, eligible Card Members can earn 2X rewards when they use an enrolled American Express® Card to make payments to EPhost as part of their 'Shop Small' Business program.

 

Give us a call if you would like us to update the card on your account to American Express!

858-433-2818 


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