The HostCube Blog


  • June 28th, 2012

    New Feature: Load Alerts

    It’s a common problem we see here at HostCube. A customer’s instance gets overloaded and then is unresponsive. The instance didn’t crash, but is overloaded. In most cases, we then must reboot the instance to make it available again. The question is what caused the overload? It can be because of a number of issues […]

  • April 24th, 2012

    New Feature: New Relic Support

    We’ve added the ability to install and configure New Relic’s monitoring system. You have a successful web site, it needs more resources, but you’re not sure how to optimize your code. New Relic is the solution to identify your bottlenecks. Monitor and identify parts of your application stack that need improvement. Performance Analytics – See […]

  • February 12th, 2012

    New Feature: Kernel Update Notification

    We’ve rolled out a new feature for our Managed VPS, and Managed Cloud customers. The problem is management of the kernel. An outdated kernel can mean security risks, especially the possibility of getting “rooted”. While we have tools that can monitor every aspect of a customer’s instance, we didn’t have an effective method to assure […]

  • January 19th, 2012

    WordPress Optimization Tips

    Any dynamic CMS application like WordPress can be a bear to maintain, and strain your server hardware. WordPress, and it’s many plugins available, can make your website slow down to a crawl. Fortunately we have years of experience with WordPress and high volume traffic. We have some great tips to help optimize your WordPress. A […]

  • January 17th, 2012

    CentOS 6 Now Available

    We are proud to announce CentOS 6 is formally available within HostCube’s Cloud. We’ve been beta testing CentOS 6.2 for a while internally, and ready to release the software within our network. We’ve already been supporting CentOS 6 with managed cloud service for awhile now. For the details, please read the release notes: CentOS 6.0 […]

  • January 17th, 2012

    CentOS 5 Upgraded to 5.7

    CentOS 5 has been upgraded to CentOS 5.7, and is available for all new managed VPS orders. Release Notes can be found here: http://wiki.centos.org/Manuals/ReleaseNotes/CentOS5.7/ Customers who are currently have a CentOS 5 instance has been automatically upgraded.

  • April 18th, 2011

    CentOS 5.6 Now Available

    CentOS 5 has been upgraded to CentOS 5.6 and is available for all new managed VPS orders. Release Notes can be found here: http://wiki.centos.org/Manuals/ReleaseNotes/CentOS5.6/

  • April 4th, 2011

    Price Drop for Additional Disk space

    Price Drop: Additional HostCube disk space per GB (includes 2 GB backup space) is now $1.00/month. This is when you need additional disk space outside of our normal hosting plans. For more information see our managed VPS web page.

  • November 19th, 2009

    Twitter account @empoweringmedia

    Hi All, Long time no post.  We had a Twitter account: @empoweringmedia for over a year, but did not formally announce this. Stay tuned for more updates.

  • December 6th, 2008

    Reasons why autoscaling doesn’t work

    Great article on why autoscaling does not work. http://broadcast.oreilly.com/2008/12/why-i-dont-like-cloud-auto-scaling.html