Skycon 2007

Several members of the Blacknight team were down in Limerick at Skycon from last Thursday until last night. Skycon was organised in celebration of the 15 year anniversary of Skynet, the University of Limerick computer society. Over the past couple of years I have been to quite a number of events throughout Ireland which were […]

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ASP AJAX AJAX Extensions Now Live

Earlier this week Rob Burke from Microsoft got in touch with us about AJAX extensions. It transpires that none of the Irish hosting companies were offering support for them (at least not officially). Although we hadn’t been supporting it officially it transpires that we had been running them on several of our Windows servers […]

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PHP 5 and MySQL 4.1.21

We’re pleased to announce that php5 is now available on our shared linux plans The nitty gritty details: PHP 5.2.0 MySQL 4.1.21 Any new servers will be installed with php5. Due to compatibility / sanity issues we will NOT be upgrading existing servers to php5 at this time. Combined with our domain name sale there’s […]

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Domain Sale 2007!

It’s that time of the year again!! For the last couple of years we’ve either dropped our prices on domain names or run special offers.. This year is no different! We’re dropping prices across the board on all the popular domain extensions: IE domain prices slashed!! Register a new IE domain for a mere €35 […]

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I’m heading off to DomainFest in Los Angeles tomorrow morning. For once we aren’t sponsors or exhibiting!! It will be a great opportunity for me to meet up with people who I’ve only ever dealt with over the phone or via email. Of course it won’t be all work, work, work!! The conference doesn’t start […]

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See you at Skycon

We’ll be down in my alma mater, UL, in mid-February for Skycon. Skycon is being organised by the University of Limerick computer society, Skynet, which celebrates its 15th anniversary this year. Paul Kelly, Blacknight’s CTO, will be giving a talk on using Open Source software to run a hosting company (or at least some parts […]

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BarCamp Southeast

It looks like several of us will be attending Bar Camp Southeast this weekend in Waterford. I’d a really good time at the Cork event last year, so I was delighted to get us involved with the Waterford one. Hopefully I’ll get to take more photos than I did last time! So if you’re going […]

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Network Upgrades Again

As we’ve mentioned a couple of times over the last few months, we’ve been working hard behind the scenes on improvements to everything So far we’ve upgraded a LOT of the server hardware on our shared network and increased the bandwidth allowances. In order to make all that happen we joined INEX and RIPE. We […]

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Attention WordPress Users!

Over the last couple of weeks the WordPress development team have released two updates to WordPress. The most recent release, version 2.0.7, was released last night (full details here) If you are using WordPress we urge you to upgrade to the latest version as soon as possible. There are two ways to upgrade, however, in […]

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