October 8, 2018
We're happy to announce the release candidate of PHP 7.3 is now available on all servers. PHP 7.3 brings still more speed improvements to PHP 7, including a faster garbage collector. Additionally, PHP 7.3 includes further cleanup to PHP syntax and function behavior, making the lives of PHP developers easier.
September 19, 2018
Recently, the TLS 1.3 specification was finalized and OpenSSL 1.1.1 was released with support for TLS 1.3. In the next week, we'll be updating Nginx on all servers to support TLS 1.3. At the same time, we'll be removing support for early TLS versions (1.0 and 1.1) that are now considered insecure or weak.
June 14, 2018
With the launch of our new pricing on July 10th, we're also adding our next most requested pricing change: volume discounts. Our volume discounts start at $50/month.
June 8, 2018
In one month, on July 10th, we'll be making our first pricing changes since we launched ServerPilot five years ago. The majority of our paying users will save money if they choose to switch to one of the new plans.
April 26, 2018
We're happy to announce immediate support for Ubuntu 18.04 (code named "Bionic Beaver"). This latest Ubuntu LTS version was released a few hours ago.
April 10, 2018
In the coming weeks, we'll be ending support for PHP 5.4 and PHP 5.5 on new servers. These PHP versions are very outdated and no longer receive security updates from the developers of PHP. Existing servers will continue to support PHP 5.4 and PHP 5.5.
April 3, 2018
The Drupal Security Team has announced a highly critical remote code execution vulnerability in Drupal that was identified by Jasper Mattsson. If you use Drupal, you must upgrade your Drupal installations or else your apps will likely be compromised. For users with vulnerable Drupal apps, we've sent you an email with details of which apps are vulnerable and need to be upgraded.
March 6, 2018
Even before the first line of ServerPilot's code was written, we'd dreamed of giving developers the ability to issue and deploy SSL certificates with the click of a button. We'd talked to Certificate Authorities, but all we found were inadequate APIs and high prices. However, that all changed in November 2014 when Let's Encrypt announced their intention to create a free Certificate Authority built entirely around an API. Given the amazing people working on Let's Encrypt, we knew our dreams were about to become reality.
February 26, 2018
'What will it cost to build my website?' It's the most common question that WordPress development and design companies have to answer. And it's also the hardest. Until now, there hasn't been a compelling, data-driven analysis of how much this type of work really costs. In early 2018, we ran a survey to try to answer this question.
January 26, 2018
As the recent Meltdown and Spectre CPU vulnerabilities impacted all cloud providers, all cloud providers have needed to take action. Due to the complexity of these bugs in CPUs and slow responses from Intel and AMD, developing and testing mitigations has taken understandable time for most cloud providers. DigitalOcean and others are now deploying mitigations.
January 12, 2018
When it comes to WordPress development and design, cost is always top-of-mind, both for the agencies who build websites and for those who hire them. Unfortunately, there hasn't been a compelling, data-driven analysis of how much this type of work really costs.
September 1, 2017
We're happy to announce the first release candidate of PHP 7.2 is available on all servers. PHP 7.2 brings even more speed improvements while adding great new security features such as the sodium cryptography extension and the Argon2i password hashing algorithm.
July 18, 2017
If you use the command line and you love WordPress, your life just got easier. ServerPilot now installs WP-CLI by default on your servers. We've also rolled out WP-CLI to all existing servers.
February 22, 2017
A Linux kernel vulnerability allowing privilege escalation has been found that affects most major Linux distributions, including Ubuntu. The fix for this vulnerability, identified by CVE-2017-6074, has been applied to all servers managed by ServerPilot.
December 19, 2016
ServerPilot now supports two-factor authentication! For users wishing to add another layer of security to their account, using two-factor authentication is a great way to do it.
December 7, 2016
A Linux kernel vulnerability allowing privilege escalation has been found that affects most major Linux distributions, including Ubuntu. The fix for this vulnerability, identified by CVE-2016-8655, has been applied to all servers managed by ServerPilot.
November 22, 2016
We're excited to announce the launch of our sister company, HeatShield. HeatShield's firewall management service makes customizing firewalls completely painless. Additionally, HeatShield's free plan offers the same standard firewall rules as ServerPilot but with the added bonus of SSH brute force protection, which blocks IP addresses that attempt to SSH into your server by guessing passwords.
September 9, 2016
We're happy to announce the first release candidate of PHP 7.1 is available on all servers. PHP 7.1 keeps the speed and memory efficiency of PHP 7.0 while adding many great new language features.
August 8, 2016
For apps using HTTPS, page loads are now even faster. On all servers managed by ServerPilot, we've enabled the new Brotli compression algorithm developed by Google. Brotli is currently supported by Chrome and Firefox for HTTPS requests.
July 19, 2016
A vulnerability named HTTPoxy affecting many PHP applications has been discovered. The vulnerability allows a malicious request to control an environment variable named HTTP_PROXY that some PHP libraries use. The fix for this vulnerability has already been applied to all servers managed by ServerPilot.
April 21, 2016
Ubuntu 16.04 (called "Xenial Xerus") was released today, and we're happy to announce immediate support for Ubuntu 16.04.
March 9, 2016
We're truly excited to announce that ServerPilot now offers easy, unlimited, free SSL certificates to users on our Coach and Business plans. By making SSL deployment absurdly simple, we're continuing to empower our users to focus valuable time and energy on your businesses and projects.
March 1, 2016
A recent vulnerability named DROWN (CVE-2016-0800) affecting the SSLv2 protocol has been discovered and is in the news. This vulnerability does not affect servers managed by ServerPilot.
September 24, 2015
All servers managed by ServerPilot now support HTTP/2, the latest version of the HTTP protocol. HTTP/2 solves many fundamental performance limitations that existed in HTTP/1.x and can result in page load speedups of up to 50 percent.
August 20, 2015
If you've been excitedly watching the development of PHP 7 like we have, you've been looking forward to this day for more than a year. Today, PHP 7.0 RC1 was released. This is the first release candidate for PHP 7.0 and marks the end of beta for PHP 7. With this release, we're proud to announce that PHP 7.0 is now available on all servers.
July 22, 2015
From the beginning, we've focused on creating the best and easiest WordPress hosting. That's why we're proud to announce we've brought the simplicity of one-click WordPress to ServerPilot.
May 20, 2015
Security researchers have discovered a new attack on the TLS protocol named Logjam. Additionally, the researchers found that commonly used values that are part of the Diffie-Hellman cryptographic key exchange used by TLS may be vulnerable to attack by very powerful entities like nation-states.
January 28, 2015
A vulnerability named GHOST (CVE-2015-0235) affecting the GNU C library (glibc) has been discovered. This vulnerability does not affect Ubuntu 14.04. Only ServerPilot users with Ubuntu 12.04 servers had the vulnerable version of glibc. As neither OpenSSH, Nginx, Apache, MySQL, or Postfix are considered vulnerable, there is low risk to your servers managed by ServerPilot. One potential risk is through PHP scripts that call the function gethostbyname() with user-supplied input as the argument.
October 26, 2014
Security researchers at Google recently announced their discovery of a flaw in Version 3 of the SSL protocol ("SSLv3"). The attack, called POODLE ("Padding Oracle On Downgraded Legacy Encryption"), can be exploited by attackers who are able to modify network transmissions between the browser and the server. A successful attack can result in, for example, an attacker being able to read the cookies sent by a browser over an SSL (HTTPS) request.
September 25, 2014
Yesterday, a serious Bash shell vulnerability named Shellshock (CVE-2014-6271 / CVE-2014-7169) was announced. Updates to your servers were applied as soon as they became available.
September 2, 2014
Over the past few months, we've been putting the finishing touches on our API. In that time, beta users of our API have been giving us feedback, writing API wrappers, and even building businesses on top of our API. We're very excited to announce our API is now available to everyone.
April 17, 2014
We're excited to announce that ServerPilot supports Ubuntu 14.04 from the first day of its release! Ubuntu 14.04 ("Trusty Tahr") is the next
April 8, 2014
Yesterday, the OpenSSL Project released an update to address CVE-2014-0160, a vulnerability nicknamed "Heartbleed." This vulnerability affects many applications and services including ServerPilot, DigitalOcean, Amazon AWS, and others.