We have switched to a new backup service. All data is still secured, encrypted in UK data centres but you have more control of the backups and restoration of data. You can find the new backup tools by looking for JetBackups in the control panel.
We have tweaked the server to double the speed of most WordPress sites hosted on Reality42. Don’t forget to set your installation to upgrade automatically and change the settings to take advantage of our free SSL certificates.
We will be doubling the power of our servers tonight, Sunday 19th November at around about 10pm. This upgrade will allow us to continue to run fast services while managing the additional security overheads that we have in place to keep your site safe.
There may be a brief outage of around 15 minutes while the upgrade takes place. Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.
We are pleased to offer all existing and new clients free secure certificates for their sites while hosted with Reality42.
Your site already has the certificate installed and it will automatically renew every year. You can test it out by visiting https://www.yoursite.com.
We still offer great rates on identity and wildcard certificates if you require extra security and validation.
We have switched the default PHP version on our servers to version 7 and where possible upgraded clients sites to use PHP7 to take full advantage of the new features and performance improvements. You can check the version your site is using in the control panel under Select PHP Version. Contact us if you have any issues with PHP7 and we’ll take a look at your site.
We noticed that very few users had enabled the Optimise Website function so it is now enabled by default for all Reality42 clients to help improve the performance of your website. It’s just one of the many options you can find in your cPanel area.