Hacking update, and new WordPress security policy
Mon, 11 Mar 2019
This post describes the recent spate of hacks of WordPress websites on our servers, and our new WordPress security policy.
Mark Virtue away in London next week
Fri, 8 Mar 2019
Mark Virtue will be away in London on business from this evening (Friday March 8th 2019), back in the office on the morning of Monday March 18th 2019.
WordPress version 5.0 being released soon
Wed, 28 Nov 2018
WordPress version 5.0 is coming out soon. It's a major release, including many useful improvements. But you need to be aware of one thing...
FURTHER: WordPress Hackers on the Loose
Thu, 23 Aug 2018
Many WordPress websites are currently being hacked all over the world. Check whether you've been hacked as soon as possible!
Virtual Creations/HarmonySite now on holidays
Wed, 28 Feb 2018
The Virtual Creations/HarmonySite office is now closed for holidays, reopening Friday 9 March 2018.
RESOLVED: Network connectivity issues
Fri, 5 May 2017
This issue is now resolved...
Our datacentre reports there is a network connectivity issue accessing websites and emails on the Virtual Creations and HarmonySite servers. Investigations continue...
Virtual Creations has a new website
Sun, 12 Mar 2017
We've finally given the Virtual Creations website a makeover
Christmas operating hours
Tue, 20 Dec 2016
The Virtual Creations and HarmonySite office will be closed for two weeks, starting on Saturday December 24th, 2016. We will still be providing full email support.
New invoicing system
Sun, 6 Nov 2016
Virtual Creations has developed a new, online invoicing system, with which we will invoice our clients for our services from now on.
Virtual Creations office reopens after holidays
Tue, 26 Jul 2016
Virtual Creations holidays are now over, and the office has reopened.
Virtual Creations office now closed for holidays
Thu, 2 Jun 2016
The Virtual Creations offices is now closed for holidays until Tuesday July 26th
Christmas office hours
Sat, 19 Dec 2015
The Virtual Creations office will be closed over the Christmas break.
Server upgrade: PHP 5.6
Mon, 2 Nov 2015
The version of PHP on all our servers will be upgraded on December 10th 2015. PHP will be upgraded from version 5.4 to 5.6. If you have developed your own website, and it uses PHP, please check that it is compatible.
Domain price rise: .com, .net, .org
Sat, 12 Sep 2015
Unfortunately, do to the exchange rate with the US Dollar, we have had to raise our prices for .com, .org and .net domain names
Now accepting payments via credit card online
Tue, 3 Mar 2015
Virtual Creations customers can now pay invoices via credit card, securely, direct from the Virtual Creations website.
New types of domain names available
Tue, 2 Dec 2014
There are many new types of domain names available to be registered immediately.
Wordpress attacks, and new security policy
Fri, 8 Aug 2014
Virtual Creations can now accept credit card payments
Mon, 4 Aug 2014
Virtual Creations is pleased to announce that we now have credit card payment facilities.
Hosting Price Increases
Mon, 7 Jul 2014
The time has come to increase the prices for our website hosting products. This is the first time we have ever done this, since we launched these products back in 2004.
WordPress Security Bulletin - Follow-up
Wed, 26 Feb 2014
Follow-up to our previous bulletin
WordPress Security Bulletin
Fri, 21 Feb 2014
WordPress security bulletin
Holidays commence in 24 hours
Thu, 21 Feb 2013
The Virtual Creations office will be closed from Saturday February 23rd to Sunday March 3rd. No development will be undertaken during this period. Full 24/7 email and telephone support will continue to be available.
Alternative email addresses required
Thu, 24 Jan 2013
So that we can better communicate with you in the event of a service outage, could you please email us your best contact email address that is NOT managed by Virtual Creations.
Advance notice: Server upgrades
Wed, 2 Jan 2013
On March 14th 2013, Virtual creations will be upgrading PHP and MySQL on all our servers. Please contact your website developer to ensure that your website application is compatible with these new versions.
Softaculous Has Arrived!
Sat, 28 Apr 2012
Virtual Creations has just replaced Fantastico with Softaculous on all our servers. Softaculous is a cPanel software auto-installer system, which can install any one of 264 software packages onto your hosting account/website with one click!
End-of-Year Hosting Deal
Fri, 2 Dec 2011
Until the end of January 2012, sign up for a new Virtual Gold hosting package and receive ONE YEAR FREE HOSTING.
Business as Usual
Mon, 7 Nov 2011
The Virtual Creations office is now fully staffed again. You are welcome to send through any outstanding support issues or development requests.
Holidays starting next week
Tue, 11 Oct 2011
The Virtual Creations office will be closed from Saturday October 15th to Sunday 6th November. No development will be undertaken during this period. Full 24/7 email and telephone support will continue to be available.
Wed, 31 Aug 2011
The Virtual Creations office will be closed from Saturday October 15th to Thursday 3rd November. No development will be undertaken during this period. Full 24/7 email and telephone support will continue to be available.
Scheduled network maintenance
Wed, 10 Aug 2011
Virtual Creations is performing some scheduled maintenance on our network infrastructure. Customer websites will be offline for a few moments one night next week.
Sat, 18 Jun 2011
Virtual Creations encourages all our clients to have backups of their websites. We can help you if you don't know how.
New Server Online
Sat, 18 Jun 2011
Virtual Creations has provisioned a new web-hosting server. This server is located in Sydney, Australia, and offers extreme performance for Australian residents.
Virtual Creations email server no longer blacklisted
Tue, 3 May 2011
Our email server was blacklisted a couple of weeks ago by Trend Micro, resulting in legitimate emails bouncing back. This issue has now been resolved.
Server upgrade on schedule
Tue, 2 Nov 2010
The aforementioned upgrade to a dedicated server is going ahead as planned, at 6pm Sydney time
Mon, 1 Nov 2010
Virtual Creations is upgrading our server infrastructure. We have purchased a new dedicated server to replace our collection of shared servers. Websites to be transferred shortly (small service disruption possible)
Business as Usual
Sun, 27 Jun 2010
Our winter holidays are over, and full development services are resumed
Virtual Creations holiday availability
Mon, 31 May 2010
Virtual Creations will be on holidays starting from June 3rd. Get your support requests in NOW.
Winter Holidays Approach!
Wed, 28 Apr 2010
The Virtual Creations office will be closed for most of June. Please get your development requests in soon.
Introducing our new Platinum Hosting package
Fri, 23 Apr 2010
Virtual Creations is proud to announce the launch of our new "Virtual Platinum" hosting package. Hosted in Australia, offering both Linux and Windows hosting, it provides an unprecedented 25Gig of disk space and bandwidth!
Holiday break is over
Mon, 11 Jan 2010
Virtual Creations staff have returned from Christmas break. All development and support services have resumed as normal.
Christmas Break Begins
Fri, 27 Nov 2009
Aside from regular website support, Virtual Creations is now on Christmas Break.
Virtual Creations holiday availability
Thu, 5 Nov 2009
Virtual Creations will be taking a break from development during December. Support will be business-as-usual.
Use Google's Gmail as your mail system
Thu, 20 Aug 2009
It is now possible to use Google's gorgeous Gmail mail system with regular website hosting accounts
New Postal Address
Mon, 30 Mar 2009
Virtual Creations has a new postal address
Virtual Creations is relocating
Sat, 28 Mar 2009
Virtual Creations is relocating to the Byron Bay area. We remain "business as usual"
Sat, 3 Jan 2009
Virtual Creations office will be closed from 7 Jan to 25 Jan
Uploading video to your site
Sun, 7 Sep 2008
We have written a tutorial showing you the best way to get video clips onto your own website
Holiday is over
Sun, 17 Aug 2008
Our winter break from development is over. All development work is now full steam ahead!
New "Google Maps" facility
Mon, 9 Jun 2008
Virtual Creations has developed a "Google Maps" plug-in for any website
Data centre problems
Sun, 1 Jun 2008
There has been an electrical fault in our main datacentre. No data has been lost, but connectivity problems exist.
Virtual Creations is hiring!
Mon, 26 May 2008
Virtual Creations is now hiring PHP/MySQL programmers
New Support Area on Virtual Creations website
Tue, 13 May 2008
Virtual Creations has completed work on our new Support Area. We are also accepting online orders and online payment.
New contact details for Virtual Creations
Fri, 9 May 2008
The contact details for Virtual Creations have changed, effective immediately.
Advance notice: July break
Tue, 15 Apr 2008
Virtual Creations will be taking a month-long break from development work in July this year. Get your work requests in!
Spam issues resolved
Thu, 27 Mar 2008
We have identified and resolved the recent spam issues
Now offering Windows hosting
Tue, 25 Mar 2008
Virtual Creations announces that in addition to our current Linux servers, we are now offering Windows servers
Thu, 13 Mar 2008
Here are som ways to deal with the increase in spam
Network issues today
Tue, 11 Mar 2008
Virtual Creations hosting services have been interrupted several times today
Virtual Creations has moved offices
Wed, 20 Feb 2008
Virtual Creations has moved office, from Cammeray to Harbord
Upgrades all round
Sun, 13 Jan 2008
All hosting customers of Virtual Creations have their hosting packages upgraded, and Virtual Creations announce the upgrade of their own site
Hosting move complete
Sun, 13 Jan 2008
All websites were successfully transferred to the new hosting server
Server Move Nearly Complete
Fri, 11 Jan 2008
The move of all sites to a new server is nearly complete. There are some things you now need to do (or at least be aware of).
Hosting Move Schedule
Tue, 1 Jan 2008
The date has been set for the move of Virtual Creations hosting clients: The date is 2nd January 2008.
Hosting Server Move
Mon, 17 Dec 2007
Due to problems with our existing hosting wholesaler, all of Virtual Creations' hosting clients will shortly have their hosting accounts moved to a new server.