Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwahl Now Available!

Saturday, April 30th, 2011

The next version of Ubuntu is coming soon

Libre Hosting is pleased to announce the availability of Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwahl –



This is the latest release of Ubuntu – With support for both OpenStack, as well s Eucalyptus, as well as lots of other new features.

So we can offer several levels and types of Private Cloud services and provisioning – send us a note at “info at librehosting dot com” for more info.

Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwahl is now the default OS of choice for all our new VMs.  Lucid Lynx 10.04 LTS (Long-Term Support) is also available, for those who want the longer 2-year upgrade cycle as opposed to the 6-month upgrade cycle of the regular Ubuntu releases.


What’s new in Ubuntu 11.04? from Canonical Design on Vimeo.

Centos 5.6 Now Available

Sunday, April 10th, 2011

Centos 5.6 has been released, and is now available in our dropdowns for selection.



Both 32-bit and 64-bit versions are available.



Django 1.3 Now Available

Friday, March 25th, 2011

Django 1.3 is now available for hosting.


As always, we’re happy to install any Django plugins you want when we set up your instance.

We can also help build your site, please email info at librehosting.com or joe at same.



Debian 6 and All Three Debian Flavors Available!

Sunday, March 20th, 2011

In keeping with the announcement of Debian 6, we are now offering Debian 6 in our OS selection dropdowns.


Also, in response to customer requests, we are now offering ALL THREE of the Debian flavors, Stable, Testing, and “Unstable” (Sid), which isn’t necessarily unstable, it’s just “Expectations management”) :-).

As always, if you want another version or want a legacy version (We still use Debian 4 on one of our internal servers 🙂 ), just ask for it in the “Notes:” field when you place your order.


Fedora 14 Now Available

Monday, November 15th, 2010

For hosting – select it from the dropdowns.


WordPress 3.1 now available

Saturday, October 16th, 2010

[UPDATE Feb 25th 2011: Updated to 3.1]

For our hosted blogs, and multi-WordPress instances.

We have annual hosting plans for WordPress, please email info at librehosting dot com, or joe at same for more info.

(We don’t have selections for these, they are done by quote right now)


Satchmo 0.9-trunk Now Available

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009

satchmo-frontDevelopment Version

We are proud to announce that we now support and can install the latest trunk-version (0.9) of Satchmo, installed from Mercurial (aka “hg” – get it?!).

Since it’s installed directly from the VCS, and symlinked into the python path, this allows for updates to the source tree anytime – in other words, instant upgrades (and downgrade, if a problem is encountered!) anytime (depending on your VCS).

Django, and other plugins, are installed this same way, as always – we have done it this way since 2007.

Here is a quick intro on how it’s done – just indicate you want us to install Satchmo in the “notes” field when you place your order, and we’ll get it done for you.


WordPress 2.8.4 now available

Monday, September 7th, 2009


All our WordPress instances have been upgraded to the latest, current, secure version, 2.8.4. In addition, all new WordPress instances purchased and deployed from now on will be 2.8.4 or greater.

Here is the announcement from Matt:

WordPress 2.8.4: Security Release

We did this immediately upon leaning of the security vulnerability.

To our knowledge, none of our existing customers have been affected.

If you have not yet  logged in to your Admin interface since the upgrade, you may get a “Database upgrade” button, just press it and it should complete successfully in a few seconds.

Let us know if you have any questions or issues.



Sunday, June 1st, 2008

Uptime Collection

This post serves as a collection of our notable uptimes – for several things:

  • Physical servers
  • VMs / Virtual Servers
  • Application platforms that keep uptimes, such as Zope

We will also be posting notable uptimes as comments to the post so that you can get an idea of how we do things.

Good Example [Updated! March 18, 2010]

Here’s one of our primary webservers, running Debian, installed in 2005 prior to our adopting Virtualization across the board in our product line:

webserver:~# uptime
16:26:01 up 1534 days, 10 min,  7 users,  load average: 0.16, 0.32, 1.04
webserver:~# date
Thu Mar 18 16:26:11 PDT 2010

Yes, that’s right – 4.2+ years.

One of our Physical VM hosts

Here’s our current uptime, just prior to our kernel upgrade which will force a reboot:

root@librehost-h64:~/libre# uptime
17:27:36 up 96 days, 18:36,  4 users,  load average: 0.16, 0.26, 0.27

After this upgrade we’ll be on production/release post-SSH-key Ubuntu Hardy 8.04 LTS.