Johnny Nguyen

PHP 7.0 has reached end of life

It has now been almost a month since PHP 7.0 has reached "end-of-life" (EOL) status. Please do not use PHP 7.0 any more as it's no longer supported and will be vulnerable to new security issues or lacking newer bug fixes. This should also be a red flag for you to avoid any themes or plugins that are not compatible with newer PHP versions (PHP 7.1, 7.2, and upcoming 7.3). Again, please upgrade … [Read more...] about PHP 7.0 has reached end of life

JohnnyVPS now officially open in Australia!

It’s OFFICIAL—JVPS is now accepting webhosting clients in Australia! You can now get our ultra-fast webhosting speeds from anywhere in Australia/New Zealand. We’ve strategically chosen Sydney (Australia) for our Australian datacenter: Melbourne (AU) in only 14ms Wellington (NZ) in only 25ms Singapore (Malaysia) in only 92ms Western Europe in around 360ms USA in around 155ms … [Read more...] about JohnnyVPS now officially open in Australia!

Best 3rd-party Email Service

Want the best email service, in terms of deliverability and spam-filtering? Here are your options: G-Suite - gold standard, also includes many Google cloud services, integrates nicely with Gmail mobile app, but expensive ($5/user) MXroute - cheap and awesome service, unlimited domains and emails but limited space. Rackspace/Zoho - like Google's but cheaper (~$2-3/user) and lots of … [Read more...] about Best 3rd-party Email Service

JohnnyVPS now officially opened in Asia!

It’s OFFICIAL—JVPS is now accepting webhosting clients in Asia! You can now get our ultra-fast webhosting speeds from anywhere in Asia. We’ve strategically chosen Singapore (Malaysia) for our Asian datacenter: Tokyo (JP) in only 65ms Bangalore (IN) in only 39ms Australia in only 90ms Western Europe in only 160-200ms Los Angeles (USA) in only 178ms Check pingtimes to all … [Read more...] about JohnnyVPS now officially opened in Asia!

JohnnyVPS now officially opened in Europe!

It's OFFICIAL—JVPS is now accepting webhosting clients in Europe! You can now get our ultra-fast webhosting speeds from anywhere in Europe. We've strategically chosen Frankfurt (Germany) for our European datacenter: London (UK) in only 14ms Bucharest (RO) in only 25ms Moscow (RU) in only 38ms can even get to Asia, such as New Delhi (IN) in 160ms Check pingtimes to all other … [Read more...] about JohnnyVPS now officially opened in Europe!

Brotli compression coming to JohnnyVPS

This is something I've been thinking about for a while. GZIP has been king of the compression world for nearly 2 decades but Brotli is now finally being adopted by more updated hosts. I've been testing it on several servers to see which compression levels would be most suitable (basically anywhere from 4-6) and will soon launch it live on our US West server....this weekend probably. What does … [Read more...] about Brotli compression coming to JohnnyVPS

JUNE 21 – power outage on US West

Hey all, I wanted to personally apologize for the downtime on US West last night around 10pm PST. There was a datacenter catastrophe with a statistical rarity of UFO carrying Godzilla hits endangered black rhino. Linode (basically the father of VPS) Fremont datacenter had a power outage and our block went out for 45 mins. Last time Fremont was out like this was maybe over 10 years ago. I … [Read more...] about JUNE 21 – power outage on US West