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New

Update

bug fixing

SiteDesigner Update

December 09th 2019

We have installed updates in SiteDesigner. Some errors in templates have been fixed and the functions have been improved.

TLS Entries

December 4th 2019

You can now make TLS entries in the DNS Manager.
The TLS entries can be used for DANE.

Cyberweek at FireStorm

November 26th, 2019

50% on SiteDesigner Premium and Unix FirePlus packages!

SiteDesigner Update

November 18th, 2019

We have installed updates in SiteDesigner. Some errors in templates have been fixed and the functions have been improved.

domain roby

November 12th, 2019

From now on domain resellers will be informed about your account balance by setting an account balance limit in your Domainroby account.

Payment method PostFinance

November 08th, 2019

Now you can receive payments in your sitedesigner online shop via PostFinance with the postcard or credit card.

security software

November 05th 2019

We have updated the security software to make your website and emails even more secure:

– PHP is patched automatically
– Security vulnerabilities in WordPress, Joomla and other applications are automatically protected
– detects new and unknown security vulnerabilities
– PHP Process Monitoring and Proactive Defense
– automatic malware scanner
– IDS / IPS FireWall
– Reputation monitoring of the domain
– Protects against brute force attacks (websites, email, etc.)

Rootserver owners can rent the security software directly from FireStorm.

2FA Cloud Hosting enabled

October 30th, 2019

Two-factor authentication (2FA) is now active in cloud hosting.

PHP Composer enabled

October 30th, 2019

From now on we provide the PHP Composer, with which you can create your PHP application easier.

Multilingual hosting management

October 30th 2019

Hosting management is now available in 32 languages:

German, English, French, Italian, Arabic, Catalan, Czech, Danish, Greek, Spanish, Finnish, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Norwegian, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese (Brazilian), Portuguese (Portugal), Romanian, Russian, Swedish, Thai, Philippine, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese, Chinese, Chinese (Taiwan),

Book Dates

October 28th 2019

Book now online your personal appointment with us on site via our website, Instagram, Facebook or Google.

Domain names unlimated

October 28th 2019

The number of domain names for all hosting packages is now unlimited.

PLESK OBSIDIAN UPDATE

October 16th 2019

All Windows hosting servers have been updated to Plesk Obsidian. Further information can be found here

DNS Entries

October 2nd 2019

DNS entries can now already be made during a domain transfer.

SiteDesigner Update

October 2nd 2019

We have installed updates in SiteDesigner. Some errors in templates have been fixed and the functions have been improved.

PHP Update

September 30th, 2019

PHP 7.3 updated to version 7.3.10.
PHP 7.2 updated to version 7.2.23.

WEBSITE ACCELERATION

September 26th, 2019

WordPress web pages on Unix and Windows servers were accelerated by up to 800%.

SPAM FILTER OPTIMIZATION

September 26th, 2019

We have optimized the SPAM filter on the Windows servers.

SUPPLEMENT DKIM ENTRY

September 20th, 2019

With immediate effect we have added a DKIM entry to the DNS entries of all domains in order to optimize email traffic.

SiteDesigner Update

September 18th, 2019

We have installed updates in SiteDesigner. Some errors in templates have been fixed and the functions have been improved.

Website and email transfer to FireStorm

September 18th, 2019

With the new tools Website – and Mail-Import you can easily transfer your website or your e-mails from your old provider to FireStorm.
To transfer the website, proceed as follows: https://www.firestorm.ch/kb/website-transferieren-vom-alten-anbieter/
The instructions for the mail import can be found here: https://www.firestorm.ch/kb/email-transferieren-vom-alten-anbieter/

Link domain to hosting

August 29th 2019

We have revised the ordering process. From now on you can assign the domain to a hosting when ordering. All technical changes are done automatically, DNS entries are made and the domain is added to the hosting package.

Ruby programming language

August 12th 2019

We now provide the Ruby programming language for all Linux servers. Here you have a guide for setting up the programming language: https://bit.ly/2YZ8DBo

PHP Update

5th August 2019

PHP 7.3 updated to version 7.3.8.
PHP 7.2 updated to version 7.2.21.
PHP 7.1 updated to version 7.1.31.

new contact

August 2nd, 2019

We have completely revised the contact options on our website and in the web administration and live chat and the callback service can now be ordered directly online.

Memcached

July 29th, 2019

All Linux servers now support Memcached for PHP 7.0 or later.

Resellerhosting Offers

July 25th, 2019

We offer new reseller hosting offers from 150 GB up to 500 GB. More information can be found on our website at: https://www.firestorm.ch/en/resellerhosting/

user administration

July 25th, 2019

With FireStorm you can now add additional users to Plesk. Here are some instructions: https://www.firestorm.ch/kb/plesk-weiteren-benutzer-erstellen/

Node.JS

July 19th, 2019

We now support Node.JS. Instead of PHP applications you can now create and upload Node.js applications. More information can be found at: https://www.firestorm.ch/en/news/

PHP Update

July 8th, 2019

PHP 7.3 updated to version 7.3.7.
PHP 7.2 updated to version 7.2.20.

DATABASE UPDATE

July 04th, 2019

We have made changes to MySQL on all database servers to make database queries up to 300% faster.

New Offers

June 13th, 2019

At FireStorm we offer our customers a lot of performance for little money. We combine this with individual support and experienced web administrators who help you with maximum expertise at all times. In order to offer our customers even more, we combine our SiteDesigner with web hosting, give you more performance in hosting packages and double the performance of our root servers.

SiteDesigner Update

May 22th, 2019

We have installed updates in SiteDesigner. Some errors in templates have been fixed and the functions have been improved.

FireWall Update

May 15th, 2019

In very special cases internal connections between different subnets were blocked.

SiteDesigner Update

May 14th, 2019

We have installed updates in SiteDesigner. Some errors in templates have been fixed and the functions have been improved.

Bug in all Plesk Linux versions

May 09th 2019

There is currently a Plesk bug related to the Lets Encrypt certificates. Plesk does not delete the temporary files. This can cause folders to be filled with millions of files. Plesk will release a bugfix in the near future and fix the problem. Until then we recommend to backup your own root server and run a cronjob with the following content at regular intervals (e.g. 2x daily).

The use of this script is at your own risk!

/root/cron/cron.sh

/usr/bin/find /usr/share/psa-horde/.well-known/acme-challenge/* -type f -mmin +60 -delete
/usr/bin/find /opt/psa/handlers/spool/* -type f -mmin +60 -delete
/usr/bin/find /var/lib/php/sessions/* -type f -mmin +180 -delete
/usr/bin/find /var/www/vhosts/default/htdocs/.well-known/acme-challenge/* -type f -mmin +60 -delete
/usr/bin/find /var/www/vhosts/*/htdocs/.well-known/acme-challenge/* -type f -mmin +60 -delete
/usr/bin/find /usr/share/psa-roundcube/.well-known/acme-challenge/* -type f -mmin +60 -delete
mkdir /empty_dir/
plesk db -NBe "select www_root from hosting" > /root/cron/domains_root_dir.list
cat /root/cron/domains_root_dir.list | while read i; do echo $i; rsync -a --delete /empty_dir/ $i/.well-known/acme-challenge/; done

SiteDesigner Update

May 02nd, 2019

We have installed updates in SiteDesigner. Some errors in templates have been fixed and the functions have been improved.

SiteDesigner Update

April 30th, 2019

We have installed updates in SiteDesigner. Some errors in templates have been fixed and the functions have been improved.

Hosting assignment

April 24th, 2019

On the admin interface you can now assign your domain to a hosting. You can find out how to do this at: https://bit.ly/2DA9Zqy .

SERIOUS SECURITY BREACH IN PLESK

April 16th, 2019

There is a serious security vulnerability in Plesk which server operators should fix immediately with an update. The vulnerability has already been fixed in the following versions:
17.0.17 MU68 or higher
17.5.3 MU71 or higher
17.8.11 MU49 or higher
17.9 Preview 13 or higher

Apache2 Web Server

April 5th, 2019

There is a serious vulnerability in the Apache2 web server. We recommend that all server operators immediately install the system updates via the Plesk Administration.

DNSSec via CDS Activated

March 26th, 2019

Thanks to the cooperation with Switch, all customer domains are now automatically protected with DNSSec. As a FireStorm customer you don’t have to do anything. DNSSec is automatically activated via CDS. Currently the following domain extensions support CDS: .ch, .li.

Sitedesigner update

March 15th, 2019

The LinkedIN widget we currently offer will not work in future SiteDesigner versions because this application will be disabled by LinekdIN.

SiteDesigner Update

February 19th 2019

We have installed updates in SiteDesigner. Some errors in templates have been fixed and the functions have been improved.

HTTP2 enabled

March 4th 2019

We have HTTP2 enabled on all servers now load all web pages faster. On Linux servers you can activate NGINX settings, cache and much more.

Joomla Toolkit

February 22nd 2019

We have installed the Joomla Toolkit on all Linux servers. The Joomla Toolkit is a security and administration tool that allows you to manage and protect instances, extensions and templates of Joomla that are running on a server managed by Plesk.

Performance Update

February 19th 2019

We have performed performance updates on our DNS servers today. The DNS administration in the administration interface now loads much faster.

Admin interface

February 19th 2019

The admin interface has been updated, in the domain overview you can see the status of the website which is displayed by a lock. When you open the domain you will also see information about the SSL certificate such as issuer and expiration date.

DNS SEC

February 19th 2019

From now on we also support DNSSEC. In the DNS administration of a domain, you will find the keys and DS entries associated with the domain in the top right-hand corner.

SiteDesigner Update

February 19th 2019

We have installed updates in SiteDesigner. Some errors in templates have been fixed and the functions have been improved.

PHP Update

February 11th, 2019

PHP 7.3 updated to version 7.3.2.
PHP 7.2 updated to version 7.2.15.

secure website

February 4th 2019

Now FireStorm automatically protects all websites with an SSL certificate by default.

Personal Contact

January 25th 2019

Your personal contact is visible on the admin interface. If you have any questions you can contact him.

Domain Privacy

January 25th 2019

FireStorm has now activated the WHOIS Privacy domain for the .ch and .li extensions. Domain WHOIS Privacy protects your personal address information which is stored with the domain. It offers protection against stalkers, address abuse, advertising contact and your contact address will not be forwarded to the registry. Instead of your contact information, the WHOIS Privacy Service will be used as your contact address. Legitimate requests will be forwarded to you.

SiteDesigner Update

January 21th 2019

We have installed updates in SiteDesigner. Some errors in templates have been fixed and the functions have been improved.

PHP Update

January 14th 2019

Updated PHP 7.3 to version 7.3.1.
Updated PHP 7.2 to version 7.2.14.
Updated PHP 7.1 to version 7.1.26.
Updated PHP 5.6 to version 5.6.40.

Announce services online

January 11th 2019

From now on all services like root server, webhosting, domains etc. can be cancelled online. Have a look at the instructions at https://www.firestorm.ch/kb/wie-und-wo-kann-ich-kuenden/ .

PHP 7.3 - on all servers

January 11th 2019

PHP 7.3 is now available on all Plesk servers. All web hosting customers can now enable PHP 7.3 under ‘Hosting Settings’. Customers with Plesk root servers can activate PHP 7.3 under ‘Updates & Upgrades’. More information can be found in our News.

Knowledge database (Knowledgebase) published

December 23, 2018

We have extended our support area with the knowledge base. There you will find a lot of useful information about our services.

PHP Update

December 10th, 2018

Updated PHP 7.2 to version 7.2.13.
Updated PHP 7.1 to version 7.1.25.
Updated PHP 7.0 to version 7.0.33.
Updated PHP 5.6 to version 5.6.39

SiteDesigner Update

December 3rd, 2018

We have installed updates in SiteDesigner. Some errors in templates have been fixed and the functions have been improved.

Local backup - to all Unix hosting packages

November 27th, 2018

From now on you can create a local backup for Unix hosting packages.

New domain extension .museum

November 27th, 2018

We offer the domain extension .museum for registration with immediate effect.

2-factor authentication enabled

November 15th, 2018

We have made our administration page admin.firestorm.ch even more secure. You can now activate 2-factor authentication under ‘Account => Security settings’. With the free Google App Google-Authentificator you can now additionally secure your login. You can download the Google Authenticator application from the following links:

Google Authenticator for Android

Google Authenticator for iOS

FTP problems fixed

November 15th, 2018

Under special circumstances, certain FTP applications may send incorrect LIST commands to the servers, which are intercepted by our firewall. Some FTP folders can then no longer be opened. The problem does not occur if the customer is using FileZilla. We have adapted the Rulseset of the FireWall. Further information can be found here:

https://www.snort.org/rule_docs/1-18575

PHP Update

November 12th, 2018

PHP version 7.2 has been updated to version 7.2.12.
PHP version 7.1 has been updated to version 7.1.24.

Optimization when creating email accounts

November 11th, 2018

We have optimized the administration page admin.firestorm.ch so that new email accounts can be created faster and easier.

SiteDesigner Update

November 5th, 2018

We have installed updates in SiteDesigner. Some errors in templates have been fixed and the functions have been improved.

Wildcard by Let's Encrypt

September 18th, 2018

Let’s Encrypt now supports wildcard domains. You no longer have to create a separate certificate for each sub-domain. Now you can easily create a *.musterdomain.ch certificate, which automatically secures all your subdomains.

PHP Update

November 15th, 2018

PHP version 7.2 has been updated to version 7.2.11.
PHP version 7.1 has been updated to version 7.1.23.

PHP Update

September 18th, 2018

PHP version 7.2 has been updated to version 7.2.10.
PHP version 7.1 has been updated to version 7.1.22.
PHP version 7.0 has been updated to version 7.0.32.
PHP version 5.6 has been updated to version 5.6.38.

Reseller access unlocked

September 15th, 2018

From now on customers can allow each other access to the customer account at admin.firestorm.ch. So the reseller or web designer can access the complete account of his customers. The reseller function can be found in the administration interface under ‘Account -> Reseller’.

Adaptation of log files according to GPDR / EU-DSGVO regulation

September 10th, 2018

The log files have been optimized due to the GPDR / EU-DSGVO regulation.

New administration interface for root server released

1st September 2018

From now on, all new root servers will be managed directly via the admin interface at admin.firestorm.ch. With the new administration interface you can directly access the console of your vServer, restart the server, reinstall it, view statistics and much more.