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Telephone Outage Monday Aug 24 2015

Due to a telephone company outage, on Monday, August 24th, 2015, in the area of our Newport News office, we are unable to answer telephone calls. The telephone company is working on the problem and has estimated it will be resolved around 1:30PM.

8 Reasons Not to Upgrade to Windows 10

Microsoft’s latest version of Windows, Windows 10, is scheduled to be released, in a few days, on July 29th 2015. This article (click here), about this upcoming new version of Microsoft Windows, has some good reasons to wait to upgrade to Windows 10.

Widomaker recommends waiting to upgrade to Windows 10. Widomaker will not be immediately providing technical support for Windows 10, until additional testing and training has been completed. Widomaker support for Windows 10 will be announced, here, once it is available.

https://www.yahoo.com/tech/8-reasons-not-to-upgrade-to-windows-10-124926327849.html

WordPress 4.2.1 Security Release

Customers using WordPress on their hosted web sites should immediately update due to a critical security issue. See…

https://wordpress.org/news/2015/04/wordpress-4-2-1/

WordPress 4.2.1 is now available. This is a critical security release for all previous versions and we strongly encourage you to update your sites immediately.

A few hours ago, the WordPress team was made aware of a cross-site scripting vulnerability, which could enable commenters to compromise a site. The vulnerability was discovered by Jouko Pynnönen.

WordPress 4.2.1 has begun to roll out as an automatic background update, for sites that support those.

For more information, see the release notes or consult the list of changes.

Download WordPress 4.2.1 or venture over to Dashboard → Updates and simply click “Update Now”.

Telephone Number Changes

There are a few changes that will be made to some of Widomaker’s telephone numbers during the next 30 days.

Widomaker’s main business number, 757-253-7621, will NOT be changing. Please continue to use, 757-253-7621, to reach us.

However, we have maintained several alternate numbers that will be depreciated, and may be discontinued/disconnected in the near future. Please make sure that you have our main business number, 757-253-7621, on file, in case you need to call our office.

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Plesk6 Hosting Server Issue

Early this morning the Plesk6 virtual hosting server appeared to be under heavy load & responding slowly. We opened a trouble ticket with our data center and server provider to investigate.

The Plesk6 server was up and running properly again before 10:00am.

Our provider believes the underlying cause is hardware related. They have scheduled a service window tonight (10/1/2014), and early tomorrow morning (10/2/2014), during off peak hours, to migrate the Plesk6 server to different hardware. The migration is scheduled to start after midnight, tonight.

The server will be unavailable during the migration to new hardware. Because of the large amount of data that needs to be transferred, the migration may take several hours.

Change of Business Hours

Beginning on Monday, October 6, 2014, telephone sales and support hours will change to the following…

8:30am – 7:00pm, Monday – Friday*
10:00am – 12:00pm, Saturday*
Closed Sunday

*You may be prompted to leave a message, then an on-call representative will return your call during business hours.

Office visits will remain by appointment only.

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