hasn't been actively developed for a long time and control panels have
slowly been dropping support for it over the years. Plesk supported it
until version 11 and cPanel continued support until recently but have
now also dropped it altogether. We moved some clients to cPanel server
Mercury in order for them to continue using FrontPage but cPanel hasn't
supported FP for quite a while. On Mercury we disabled control panel
updates so the server would continue to support FrontPage but we can
only do that for so long. Just like any other software on a server the
control panel needs to kept updated to keep it secure and Mercury
hasn't had an update for 8-9 months.
if you currently use FrontPage on Mercury (or any other server that
miraculously still has it) please arrange to move your sites to newer
software. WordPress would be the best choice as it's going nowhere and
there are so many great themes available to make your site look great.
ThemeForest is my go-to place for WordPress themes.
Plesk servers will be updated to Plesk 12 during September and any
cPanel servers with older versions will be updated mid-September too.
and AtomicVPS has been in a holding pattern for the last few years but
we are now entering a period of intense and active development ending
with a brand relaunch at the end of the year. There will be new
websites, a new billing backend for HN clients, new anti-spam tools,
new servers, new VPSes, pretty new everything - so stay tuned for that
Please note that there has been an IP number change on one of our servers. It only affects domains using the following name servers:
To access your CPANEL control panel, please use this url in future: https://lasrv20.fastcpanelserver.com:2083
If you have a reseller account, the control panel has moved to this url: https://lasrv20.fastcpanelserver.com:2087
The new IP number for your domain is: 126.96.36.199
December 1, 2013
We have managed to restore all data on the servers in our data center that was affected by a disastrous cooling system failure recently. All websites should be running
normally, but there are still isolated problems with emaill and databases. If you experience a problem, please contact
October 21, 2013
Due to a large scale WordPress wp-login.php attack we received on server SRV6 (purple) this morning, we have had to temporarily implement a
.htaccess block for wp-login.php files.
Currently if you try to access a WordPress /wp-admin, you will most likely receive a 403 forbidden error.
To bypass this, please add the following to your .htaccess file in /public_html:
Files ~ "^wp-login.php">
Deny from all
# Allow from X.X.X.X
Remove the "#" and replace "X.X.X.X" with your current IP address.
March 11, 2012
Customers using ns5/ns6.genericnameservers.com please note that you only have a few days left to change to the new server.
February 24, 2009
If your website is down, and you are using the following name servers for your domain:
ns1.isource.nl and ns2.isource.nl or
ns1.dnsserv.org and ns2.dnsserv.org
then please replace this immediately with the following name servers:
ns7.genericnameservers.com and ns8.genericnameservers.com
The isource/dnsserv server has been switched off. We sent out numerous emails about the pending move. If you did not receive any of these emails,
please contact us to update your email address.
May 30, 2008
We have a failure of the http server on 188.8.131.52. Our technicians are currently working on the problem, but we canít yet give an estimated uptime.
This server is quite old, and started giving repeated problems recently, so we plan to replace with a new server soon.
Please make sure that you have an up to date copy of your website, since the new server will probably run on CPANEL software,
therefore we wonít just be able to copy the files over. We have found CPANEL to be extremely reliable over the past two years
since we have started testing it.
Please stand by for further news.
Every day we are finding compromised mailboxes and a few servers
have found their IPs listed on some widely used spam lists (RBLs). For
those interested in the issue you read more about it at SpamHaus:
What actually is happening is that spammers scan the servers with programs containing easy username/password pairs (such as test/12345 or info/abc123 etc). On a server with hundreds of domains and thousands of mailboxes it is easy to get a hit and once in the spammer can spam from your mail account. This is not a new
tactic but since most hosts clamped down on the formmail issue the
spammers are having to use other means of which this is now the most popular.
We can stop this exploitation dead in its tracks but it's going to
require a very small amount of co-operation from you, our clients and your
end mail users. Until now you have been able to login to your mail
accounts and webmail via the username only. What we need to do is tighten
security and make each user login to mail accounts and webmail via the
username AND domain name. Example:
So as you can see your login name will change from "user" to
Some of you are going to say, "But hey, I already use the full username
and domain to login!". Yes, you are not wrong. Until now the servers
have supported both ways of logging but after this change it will ONLY
support the full login name. With this implemented the spammers
programs will be rendered useless and our servers will be free from annoying
issues such as being listed on RBLs making email bounce for some
We will make this change next week on Monday night US EST so that
should give everyone enough time to make this simple change in mail client
184.108.40.206 has been giving problems lately. Currently it is down
while our technicians are trying to fix the problem. No expected
timeframe for this is available at present, but if downtime exceeds 24
hours, we will have to look at migrating websites over to another
On Thursday April 19th and
Friday April 20th at 2AM USA EST we
will be performing network
upgrades on our edge routers. The
maintenance window for
these upgrades is between 2AM and 4AM and anywhere from
10 to 30 minutes of
downtime is expected. Your servers and services may
experience latency during
this time as well so we ask that you please
refrain from opening any
support tickets during this time regarding any network
speed issues you may be
facing. We thank you for your attention to
this matter and look
forward to successful completion of these upgrades.
March 08, 2007
In keeping with our policy
of staying up to date with all new software
releases, we will be
upgrading this server's Plesk to version
version includes several
bug fixes, AWSTATS and MySQL 5 support.
The upgrade will take place
at about 08:00 USA Eastern Time today. You
should experience no more
than then (10) minutes of downtime while we
reboot the server after the
If you experience any
issues after the upgrade, please submit a ticket
so we can check it out for
you. Thank you in advance for your
understanding in this matter!
February 15, 2007
On Saturday, February 17th
2007 beginning at 2AM EST and lasting until
7AM EST, the data center
will be performing a scheduled maintenance
window on the
network. The upgrades are to complete the remaining tasks
from the previous network
upgrades on Feb 2nd. We do not anticipate
much latency or packetloss during this upgrade,
however we are providing
notice that such
occurrences could occur. This maintenance window will
serve as the final phase
completion of our network upgrades and will
further enhance the
network. We thank you for your time and patience
during these maintenance
periods and look forward to a successful
implementation of the
The data center has
informed us of scheduled network maintenance on
Saturday, February 3rd at
3AM EST (8am GMT). The maintenance window will
be from 3AM until 7AM EST
during which time they will be adding further
redundancy to the network,
enabling additional GIGE links and making
final changes to the CORE /
AGG/ GAR Routers. The initial estimated
downtime will be
approximately 30 minutes, followed by individual network
segments of 30 minutes each.
In addition to this, the
main power to the building / facility is being
worked on at 7AM EST on the
3rd as well. No ETA for completion or
repairs is being provided,
however they will be transferring over to UPS /
Generator power prior to
the power being worked on. In preparing for
this we have also required
our UPS and generator maintenance personnel
to inspect all equipment
during this week, fully testing all
batteries, replacing full
batteries on one of the UPSís and certifying
all equipment are operating
to properly capacity. Though we expect no
glitches with this
maintenance matter, precautionary measures are being
taken to ensure everything
is prepared before hand as well as requiring
all staff members to be
available for any unexpected matters which
Please during the network
maintenance window do not open tickets for
packetloss / latency during that time as we will be
upgrades and though we do
not anticipate these issues arising, we will be
fully monitoring all
aspects of the upgrades during that time
specifically to watch for
these issues. Many thanks for your attention to this
Server Gamma 220.127.116.11
a few minutes we will be upgrading Plesk
on your server to version 8. The upgrade is pretty painless and if
there is any downtime at all it won't exceed 20 minutes. Plesk 8 enables safe_mode
by default on all domains so please check your PHP scripts after the
upgrade and if you see safe_mode errors
please contact support to get that fixed. Also if you have scripts set
up with email piping please ensure that is working correctly as often
permissions need to be reset on httpdocs
for piping to
June 28, 2006
On Friday night
starting at 11pm the data center will be doing network
acquaintance on their
aggregation routers. We estimate 60 minutes per
router, but are having a
window of 2 hours per router, currently there
are 3 aggregation
routers. Only one will be down at any given time.
The reason for this is so
they can upgrade the ram and IOS code on the
routers in order to
increase redundancy, stability, and scalability in
Many thanks for your
June 17, 2006 A network
maintenance window has been scheduled for 6/20/2006 00:00AM to 4AM EST.
On Monday night / Tuesday
morning, the data center will be performing network upgrades comprising
of the following:
1. RAM upgrades will be
completed on the aggregation routers to provide enhanced routing
features and better bgp redundancy.
2. New Toplayer
boxes will be placed inline, and testing will begin
on its ANTI-DDOS technology, across the entire network, as
opposed to the initial testing which has only been on about 25% of the
Additional upgrades are
planned throughout the next month, and we will update with
announcements as they become available.
With respects to the
upgrades, we should only see downtime in 3 bursts of approximately 5
minutes, but we're carrying the maintenance window for a longer period
to allow for additional time if needed.
May 10, 2006 We have once again got problems with server
18.104.22.168. Our technicians are working on it right now. If your
website is mission critical, and it is still down by morning of May 11,
please email us with your domain name and a working email address and
we will move it to another server.
18, 2006 The
server is up and running again, but we still have issues with webmail, pop3mail and PLESK. Please stand by.
17, 2006 Our
technicians are working on a serious problem with server 22.214.171.124.
Please make sure you have a backup copy of your website(s) on that
4, 2006 - I
have instructed our data center to increase the RAM on server Gamma
126.96.36.199 from 1Gb to 2Gb. This will result in some downtime, but
will hugely improve the performance of this server.
Update Thursday 7am
Most services are running
normally, although we still have some SMTP problems. Our data center is
working on this right oow.
Sunday, March 5, 2006, between the hours of 12:00AM and 4:00AM,
Fortress ITX will be
performing network maintenance.
During this window,
engineers will be performing software upgrades on
one of our aggregation
routers to which many of our servers are
on servers connected to this device will experience
connectivity during the above-mentioned time window. We
expect multiple outages
during this windows but experience tells us that
total downtime for such
maintenance will be approximately one hours.
It is impossible to know
which servers are connected to this router
(agg3) as the data center
hasn't passed on such info to us so everyone
should advise their
customers that the maintenance is happening.
We apologize for any
inconvenience this may cause and thank you for
your patience and continued
CHANGE OF IP NUMBERS:
If the IP number you used for FTP, control panel, email etc.
used to be 188.8.131.52, this has now changed to 184.108.40.206. IP
number 220.127.116.11 has changed to 18.104.22.168. IP number 22.214.171.124
has changed to 126.96.36.199, and 188.8.131.52 has changed to
184.108.40.206. If you use your domain name and not an IP number for
FTP, webmail and control panel purposes,
this will not affect you.
DID YOU KNOW?
To find out what the current IP number for your
domain is go to your MSDOS prompt and type:
e.g. ping www.microsoft.com