July Software Updates a-plenty!

We are busy once again with updates to some of our software and systems here in Elive. The Lockdown hasn’t stopped our amazing team from coming up with new updates.

WHMCS IEDR Registrar Module

Version 1.4.3 of our WHMCS IEDR Module is out, bringing some big improvements to how the collection of Admin Contact details are handled, along with other fixes and updates.
View full details on it here

Elive Property Listing WOrdpress Plugin

We have released 2 versions of our WordPress module that integrates your WordPress site with Daft.ie™. 1.1.8 contains some bug fixes but also contains an important improvement to check for compatibility for future updates. If you have the correct version of PHP, then version 1.2.0 will be available, which includes a new system for bootstrap themes, slider range pickers and much more. Check it out here

BP Advanced User Search WordPress Plugin

Version 2.0.3.2 came out earlier in July, which is mainly a bug fix for profile permissions.

 

Server Issue – ELH5 – 91.223.9.40

Update 25th May 23:30 GMT
We are in the process of migrating the last of the customers off this server. There will be some brief outages in connectivity to email and/or websites in the next few hours.

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Update 25th May 11:30 GMT
50% of customers are migrated to new hardware, some customers may still see degraded performance during today, and migration will be completed this late this evening.

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24th May 23:10 GMT
We are experiencing degraded performance issue on server ELH5. Suspect Drive failure imminent. Some clients will experience website and/or email connectivity issues for the next few hours while we migrate to new hardware.

Elive Scheduled Maintenance Window – May 16th

Update 23rd May 00:07.
All works have been completed now. Firewall actively blocking over 20 million malicious traffic IP addresses now. Thanks for your patience during the network upgrades.

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Update 21st May.
Following on from our updates last weekend, we have another scheduled maintenance window for this coming Friday night, the 22nd May 2020, to perform some extra essential network updates.

The window duration is for 1 hour, from 11.30pm GMT Friday 22nd May 2020 to 00.30am GMT Saturday 23th May 2020.

While the Work Window is set for 1 hour, it is expected that any network connectivity issues would only exist briefly, for a few minutes.

Some customers may experience brief loss of connections during this time, but be assured this will be kept to a minimum while we perform the upgrades.
Customers with external services, such as Office 365 or Google Email for example, would not be affected.

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UPDATE : 00:33 17th May. Due to an issue with the firewall config, we have had to reverse out of the scheduled update and revert to the original configuration. We will issue an update via email in the morning with a re-scheduled timeframe for the update.

Check back here also for updates.

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Original Post : We have a scheduled maintenance window for this coming Saturday night, the 16th May 2020, to perform some essential network updates, which also include Firewall improvements.

The window duration is for 2 hours, from 11.30pm GMT 16th May 2020 to 1.30am GMT 17th May 2020.

Some customers may experience brief loss of connections during this time, but be assured this will be kept to a minimum while we perform the upgrades.

One of the main features of this upgrade is the extra security that will be introduced by the automatic protection from blacklisted IP’s within AbuseIPDB ( https://www.abuseipdb.com )
This will both protect against known hacking bots and help increase site performance by reducing unwanted traffic.

Server issue ELH8

Update 13th March 00:50 : The issue has been resolved and all services are running normally again now.

12th March 23:40 : We are currently investigation an issue with websites server ELH8 ( 91.223.9.50 ) Hope to have a resolution shortly. Email is unaffected.

Massive .ie Domain Sale

We have started September with a massive price reduction on .ie Domains !

Firstly, all New 1 Year Registrations of a .ie Domain is now only €4.99 + vat. This is limited offer and will be available until the 30th November.

Search for your perfect .ie domain now with our new Registration interface. We will guide you through the simple steps and let you know what you need to do.

Domain: www.

If your domain is not available we will make suggestions for you.

Renewals

We have also reduced the annual renewal price on .ie Domains to €23.99 + vat.

Did you know that you can make big savings with multi-year renewals? Renew your .ie domain for 5 years for only €110 + vat or save even more with a 10 year renewal for only €200 + vat. You will never lose years on your domain, even if you switch providers.

Office Power Failure

We are currently experiencing a power failure in our Office Building in Limerick, so our phone lines are not active.

This does not affect our server operation, so all services are running as expected.

Please bear with us and if you have an issue, email support@elive.net

Thanks for your patience, we expect to return to normal service shortly.

We are busy this Summer !

While many are off enjoying the sun (but maybe not in Ireland!) , here in Elive we have had a busy Summer so far…….

WHMCS IEDR Registrar Module

Firstly, we have updated our WHMCS IEDR Registrar module, TWICE, to version 1.4.1, with some great new features such as new Client area Template for easier registrations, including a document uploader, ticket add-on shows ticket status and more. Check it out here

LetsEncrypt Support

We have also introduced Lets Encrypt to all our hosting hosting plans, which means you can easily install an SSL site for FREE on any of your websites or to secure your webmail access. All with just a click of a button, and certs auto renew. Have a look at our amazing Hosting Plans, that start at just €3.65 +vat per month.
If you need help with installing a Lets Encrypt SSL Certificate, contact us at support@elive.net and we can do the setup for you for a small once-off fee.

Elive WebSite Builder

All our hosting packages now include the Elive Website Builder.

There are loads of stunning Templates available to get you started, and with a great Drag-n-Drop interface, you can customise your site to just how you want it, in a few clicks.

Now you can get your website Live in just a few minutes, for Free. No more signing up to third party website builders and worrying about messy integrations. With Elive, simply build your site, and once you are done, click Publish. Your website is live immediately!

With plenty of tutorials built in, you can get help at any stage, and importantly, the SEO and Mobile features are great. Check out the DEMO here

There’s more to come….

We are not done yet, we are hard at work during August making plans. We will soon have our new NEW DNS Records Management system built-in to the Client Portal. There are some price drops on Domains coming and we are reviewing our hosting packages to give you even more value for money….Stay Tuned !!

.UK Right of Registration Release Domains

Elive are a participating Registrar in the .UK ROR Release, starting July 1st.

Up until the 25th June 2019, any holder of a .co.uk domain had the right to register the equivalent .uk domain

Now that this deadline has passed Nominet are releasing the unclaimed domains into the public domain for anyone to register.

From July 1st to 5th , these domains will be released in batches and will be sold on a first come basis. Demand is expected to be high, so even if an order is placed, there is no guarantee of securing the domain.

Should you wish to request a domain, please contact us at info@elive.net with your query , or you can place an order via our website

The batches of domains will be released as per the schedule below: 

1st July – Batch 1: Domains beginning 0-9, a-b 

2nd July – Batch 2: Domains beginning c-f 

3rd July – Batch 3: Domains beginning g-m 

4th July – Batch 4: Domains beginning n-s 

5th July – Batch 5: Domains beginning t-z

TCP SACK Vulnerabilities

3 TCP SACK Vulnerabilities have been identified in Linux kernels higher than v 2.6.29 and need to be patched immediately.

The vulnerability does not enable privilege escalation, and does not allow an attacker access to any privileged information.

To update, you should run the relevant command on your Linux system to install the updates.

On Redhat/CentOS, issue the commands:
$ sudo yum clean all
$ sudo yum update

For Debian/Ubuntu, issue the commands :
$ sudo apt-get clean
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get upgrade

Once completed, you will need to reboot your server.

WorkAround

You can temporarily disable sack until the next reboot by using the following command:

$ echo 0 > /proc/sys/net/ipv4/tcp_sack

This will allow you to keep your server active until you can schedule a convenient time to do the kernel update and reboot.

The Foo Bar radio tech show on LCCR.ie

If you missed it last weekend on Limerick City Community Radio , LCCR.ie , on 99.9 FM, listen back to our MD Sean Ryan presenting The Foo Bar Tech Show with guest Fiona from Calqrisk.com. A great discussion about GDPR, 1 year in. Click Here or listen below

This show is sponsored by the IE Domain Registry

The Foo Bar – May 19th, 2019 by Limerick City Community Radio on Mixcloud

Post.ie, coop.ie and aero.ie domains to go on sale for first time this week

  • IE Domain Registry will make the domains available to qualifying trademark holders from 8 May
  • Following this restricted phase, domains that are still available will be open for registration by the general public
  • IE Domain Registry CEO: “The release of these three domains will provide Irish businesses and organisations with an exciting opportunity to improve their brand presence with a memorable and compelling web address.”

Thepost.ie,coop.ieand aero.iedomains will go on sale for the first time from 8 May, IE Domain Registry, the company responsible for managing Ireland’s country domain name has announced.

In the initial “Sunrise Phase” from 8 May–6 June 2019, qualifying trademark holders will be given the chance to register the names.

Domains that are still available after this phase will be made available to members of the general public who meet the standard .ie registration criteria. This phase will provisionally commenceon19 July and remain open for 30 days. 

If multiple parties apply for the same domain name in either of these two phases, an auction will be held. The winning bidder will be allowed to register the name.

In the final “General Availability Phase”, the remaining domains will be open to registration through the normal .ie application process. 

Further information on the registration process for these names and the release dates is available at www.iedr.ie/upcoming-ie-domain-release/

New opportunities

Post.ie,coop.ieand aero.ie were recently made available following a review of .ie domain registration rules by the IE Domain Registry’s Policy Advisory Committee. 

Commenting on the release of the domains, David Curtin, Chief Executive of IE Domain Registry, said: 

“The release of these three domains will provide Irish businesses and organisations with an exciting opportunity to improve their brand presence with a memorable and compelling web address.

“The .ie extension remains Ireland’s first choice for an online presence – for a website or an email address. To local customers, it represents trust; to international customers, authenticity. Initiatives like the release of post.ie, coop.ie and aero.ie are a continuation of IE Domain Registry’s work to make the .ie namespace more open and accessible to those with a connection to Ireland. These initiatives will enable more people to connect with communities and customers online, and engage in e-commerce.”

Elive™ Property Listing WordPress Plugin Version 1.1.7 Released

We have released version 1.1.7 of our WordPress Plugin that links your site to Daft.ie

This update has some minor code fixes. If you have the plugin, you can update it within the Updates section of WordPress.

Elive Property Listing plugin is perfect for any auctioneer or estate agent who wants to display all their Daft™ listings on their own website, with updates displaying in real time and powerful search features for your customers.
Take control of your listings, including cross selling services through your own website by installing our WordPress Plugin today.

If you are interested in having your Website re-designed and incorporating our plugin, why not call us today on 061 305038 and we can discuss your requirements.

View full details on the plugin here

Christmas Holidays 2018

Our offices are closed from Fri 21st December 2018 to Wed 2nd Jan 2019.

If you require assistance, our support staff will be on call all over the holidays, please open a ticket via our website or email support@elive.net

If you need sales assistance, you can place an order for hosting services or domains via our website or email info@elive.net

A network infrastructure freeze is in place until the 7th Jan 2019.

We wish all our customers a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year and from all staff here in Elive, a big Thank You for all your business and support.

Elive™ Property Listing WordPress Plugin Version 1.1.6 Released

We have released version 1.1.6 of our WordPress Plugin that links your site to Daft.ie

This update has some code improvements and a new feature that allows you to turn off the SlideShow Animation in the Featured Property Widget, so only the main image displays.

 

Elive Property Listing plugin is perfect for any auctioneer or estate agent who wants to display all their Daft™ listings on their own website, with updates displaying in real time and powerful search features for your customers.
Take control of your listings, including cross selling services through your own website by installing our WordPress Plugin today.

If you are interested in having your Website re-designed and incorporating our plugin, why not call us today on 061 305038 and we can discuss your requirements.

View full details on the plugin here

Its Back !! Special offer on .ie Domains only €9.99*

We are delighted to bring back our special offer on 1year Registration or Transfers of .ie Domains for only €9.99 + vat. 

Now its even cheaper and easier to get a .ie Domain. If you have an existing domain, you are eligible to register any available .ie domain.

If its your first domain, you just need to provide a valid ID or Business Registration number.
Full details of what’s needed can be found on the IEDR Website

Search for and Register yours Now! 

 

Issue with server ELH4

13th June – 16:09 : We are investigating an issue with server ELH4 ( 91.223.9.100) at present. We expect only a few minutes of an issue.

Update 16:18 : the server is operational again now.

Issue with Email Scanner MX10

June 12th 2018 6:00am : We are investigating an issue with Email Scanner MX10 at the moment, which may result in short delays in email delivery.

Update 7:20am – the server running as normal again now.