Server Ugrades / Updates (Resolved)
  • Priority - High
  • Affecting System - All Servers
  • Server upgrades and  updates will be processed during the week, some intermittent downtime will happen, this is unfortunatly unavoidable. However this will be intermittent and temporary.

  • Date - 12/06/2023 00:00 - 19/06/2023 00:00
  • Last Updated - 21/06/2023 13:00
Mail Delivery to / (Resolved)
  • Priority - Critical
  • Affecting Server - Smartermail01
  • Certain Cleints have been experiencing issues with deliveries to certain hotmail and outlook hosted domains. These issues were taken up with outlook support in the USA, however despite our servers not being blocked on outlooks spam system, we have had deliverability issues.

    We have made some changes on our own systems to counter this issue, however this will possibly cause some intermittent connectivity issues during the changeover period. This has been effected overnight as to not impact the bulk of our clients.

    If any issues are experienced, please contact support urgently so we can resolve the issues asap.



    HostworX Support.

  • Date - 11/06/2022 17:57 - 21/06/2023 13:01
  • Last Updated - 11/08/2022 21:15
Mysql Updates to db server (Resolved)
  • Priority - Critical
  • Affecting Other - Mysql Server
  • Please note we will be doing some updates to the mysql server on friday night after 8pm, there will be a 15 to 30 minute outage during this period.

    Websites using mysql databases will experience temporary outtage while the servers are restarted after the updates.

    We apologise but this is an urgent change to the software and the servers need to be restarted to update affecting connectivity for a short period.


  • Date - 25/02/2022 20:00 - 11/08/2022 21:16
  • Last Updated - 25/02/2022 10:23
Power Cable Issue in Datacenter (Resolved)
  • Priority - Critical
  • Affecting System - Power to servers
  • Good day,

    The data center had some air conditioner personnel in putting in new trunking for air conditioners,   somewhere during the process they seemed to have either pulled or cut power cables feeding some of the data centers server racks. This cabling is in between the UPS's and the actual racks. Causing endless issues for them to isolate the problem. Despite being on 2 separate power systems to prevent such issues from occurring, it did happen. There is an investigation into this being taken by internet solutions and Dimension Data.


    This issue was beyond our control and we have managed to have gotten power back up temporarily until the full power can be restored as it should be.

    Again we apologize for inconvenience caused by this issue. We do However have an issue with one of the database servers, it is busy in recovery mode, die to the number of databases this process could take a few hrs to correct its self. So the possibility of websites being off for a short period is going to be an issue. We will get this sorted out asap.

    The cables were resolved by the electricians and power is restored back to normal.

  • Date - 16/02/2022 12:03 - 16/02/2022 19:35
  • Last Updated - 24/02/2022 14:36
System Updates (Resolved)
  • Priority - Critical
  • Affecting System - Operating System Updates / Firmware Updates
  • We are busy doing system updates on the hardware infrastructure. Clients might experience loss of connectivity for periods of 5 minutes or less possibly in certain circumstances.

    We apologize for any customers experiencing these connectivity issues.

  • Date - 07/10/2021 08:16 - 07/10/2021 18:00
  • Last Updated - 02/02/2022 22:12
Connectivity issues experienced to servers in the data center. (Resolved)
  • Priority - Critical
  • Affecting Other - Data Center connectivity
  • We have been experiencing data connectivity issues in the greenside area, this is causing issues accessing the systems in this data center. technicians are addressing the issues, but some clients will experience connectivity issues to some services.

    We apologise for the inconvenience caused, but its beyond our control.


    Network Issues have been resolved and services are again available.

  • Date - 06/10/2021 14:11 - 06/10/2021 16:40
  • Last Updated - 07/10/2021 14:16
MySql Issue (Resolved)
  • Priority - Critical
  • Affecting Other - MySql 1
  • Good day,

    We are experiencing load issues on mysql1, technicians are investigating the cause of the issue.

    We will keep the information updated as we receive more info.

    Technician have identified the offending website, and have shut it down, the database server is back to normal operations.

    We apologize for any inconvenience caused by this customer.

  • Date - 28/09/2021 20:05 - 28/09/2021 20:17
  • Last Updated - 28/09/2021 20:17
Load Shedding in our Office Area (Resolved)
  • Priority - Critical
  • Affecting Other - Telephone Systems
  • Please be aware that we will be having load shedding in our area and this will possibly lead to communication issues with phones during this period.  Our phones will be re-directed to support staff however this will possibly lead to lines being busy while existing calls are being handled.

    Unfortunately there is nothing we can do to avoid this, please also look at using the support whatsup help option.


    Kind regards

    Support Team

  • Date - 10/02/2021 16:00 - 10/02/2021 19:00
  • Last Updated - 17/09/2021 12:02
Mysql Disk Issue (Resolved)
  • Priority - Critical
  • Affecting Other - Mysql Db Server 1
  • We have experienced a critical issue with one of our db servers.

    The one Disk drive was swapped and the server needed to be rebooted.

    This was completed successfully with around 5 minutes unscheduled downtime as it was a critical issue.





  • Date - 16/09/2021 11:58 - 16/09/2021 12:10
  • Last Updated - 17/09/2021 12:01
Mail Issues - Delivery to domains hosted at XNeelo (Resolved)
  • Priority - Low
  • Affecting Server - Smartermail01
  • We have experienced some issues with emails not being delivered to certain domains, or mails being delayed to certain domains, this was reported by various clients.

    After further investigation the issue seems to be a problem on XNeelo's servers in Capetown, We have provided multiple log file instances of this issue to the XNeelo Support staff, whom are currently investigating this issue from their side. They have been able to see there is an issue from the log files we supplied them that there is some issue happening on their servers.

    We have no set time of resolution yet from Xneelo. Our support staff are busy with Xneelo investigating this issue further.

    We apologize for the inconvenience, but this is beyond our control. We originally though there was an issue on our servers, and this is partly why the servers were updated last night, but the issue was traced down to Xneelo mail servers in the end.

    We will keep you up to date re this issue.


    Update - 10/12/2020

    We are still busy with Xneelo, this issue seems now it is only on the Captetown Xneelo servers, We have other companies now also reporting similar issues which do not use our mail systsms, so it looks like we are getting closer to isolating the issues.

    We are waiting for Xneelo to get back to us with an update.

  • Date - 09/12/2020 16:40 - 09/01/2021 00:00
  • Last Updated - 14/01/2021 11:01
DNS Issues Experienced (Resolved)
  • Priority - High
  • Affecting Other - DNS Issues
  • Please be aware we had an issue with dns this morning, this was resolved and normal resumption of services has resumed.

    Side-effects: Some emails might have been returned no dns information found. Please resend the emails this issue is now resolved and delivery will be effected normally.

    We apologize for the inconvenience, but this was outside of our hands and was resolve as soon as it was detected.



    HostworX Support

  • Date - 14/01/2021 09:43 - 14/01/2021 11:00
  • Last Updated - 14/01/2021 11:00
Server Upgrades (Resolved)
  • Priority - Critical
  • Affecting Server - SolidCp
  • We are busy Upgrading our server infrustructure over the weekend, this will possibly have some outtages for short periods, during this process.This is unavodable, as the time to move data from one location to the other will result in short periods of doentime. this is temporary and normal services will resume as soon as the moves are done.

    We apologise for the inconvenience this may cause. The upgrades being done will have many positive influences on your email / hosting and other services. We thasnk you for your patience during this period.

    Update : 10 Oct 2020 - The mail servers and all the webservers have been upgraded and moved already,  the database servers will be done in the morning and hopefully normal services will resume around lunch time. there might be short periods of interuptions during this time.

    Mail Server upgrades were successfull, and were monitored throughout the day with no issues.

  • Date - 10/10/2020 21:03 - 09/12/2020 16:33
  • Last Updated - 09/12/2020 16:33
Mail Server Updates (Resolved)
  • Priority - Critical
  • Affecting Server - Smartermail01
  • We are in the process of upgrading mail server software, on all the mail servers, this is due to the requirement to support TLS 1.3 and 1.2 as, TLS 1.0 and 1.1 have been depreciated. This update is also to resolve some of the delay problems experienced over the last week.

    We do not expect any major issues, the upgrades should take around 30 minutes per server.

    We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

  • Date - 08/12/2020 23:00 - 09/12/2020 16:43
  • Last Updated - 08/12/2020 23:14
  • Priority - Critical
  • Affecting Server - Fibre OpenServe
  • We are seeing Openserve traffic in all regions getting little to no throughput or authentication issues.Our upstream provider and Openserve are looking at the issues currently. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

  • Date - 11/10/2020 00:00 - 10/10/2020 21:11
  • Last Updated - 10/10/2020 21:10
International and local connectivity issues (Resolved)
  • Priority - High
  • Affecting Other - Undersea Cables
  • Logged Issue : 

    We are seeing international and local degradation on adsl and fibre services currently. Our upstream provider is currently attending to this matter. We apologise for the inconvenience. We will update as we get feedback


    Transit provider has confirmed possible under sea cable damage as the cause of the degraded performance on international traffic. They are investigating further, we will update as soon as we have further information.


    Transit provider  has  purchased additional bandwidth capacity on other under sea cables to try and get international speeds back up. This will allow for better connection on international and less latency. And we will not have to rely solely on the repairs of the cables to be done.

    Our upstream providers report that adverse weather in the Western Cape has delayed the departure of the ship to effect repairs to international undersea cables. We currently do not have an ETR for final repairs to be completed. We apologise for the inconvenience this has caused, we thank you for your patience and understanding.

  • Date - 16/01/2020 11:39 - 18/02/2020 18:09
  • Last Updated - 18/08/2020 18:09
Mail Issues on one of the mail servers (Resolved)
  • Priority - Critical
  • Affecting Server - Smartermail01
  • Good day,

    we experienced an issue today with the updated spamassassin rules on one of our servers, a whole amount of mail was miss identified as spam, and quarantined. This was reported and the techs have resolved this issue and the mails were respooled for deleivery and have been resent. This has resulted in delayed emails this morning.

    We have checked our other mail servers and they are fine, so it seem this issue was only seen on a single server.

    We apologise for this issue and the inconvenience that this has caused.

  • Date - 17/09/2019 13:25 - 17/09/2019 14:28
  • Last Updated - 17/09/2019 14:28
Email Issues - Missing headers (Resolved)
  • Priority - Critical
  • Affecting Server - Smartermail01
  • Issues are being experienced on the mail servers, where mails being received are having the email headers removed from the mails. The mails are delivered to the mailbox, but the sender and subject fields are missing. This is random on certain messages being received via mimecast servers only.  We are currently investigating this issue.

    We will be doing some emergency troubleshooting with the software provider, due to timezones this will be taking place from 6pm tonight. We are not sure how long this process will take, as we are dealing with 2 other parties in resolving this issue for you.  We will keep everyone updated with the progress.

    Please note mail delivery will be affected intermittently during this process. We apologise for the inconvenience this may cause.

    The troubleshooting phase has been completed and we are currently monitoring the issue. There is a backlog of mail which will be spooled out to the mailboxes and we assume this will take around an hour or so.

    This issue has now been tracked back to the mail delivery platform deleivering these emails to us, they are currently investigating the issue. The problem seems to be intermittent and therefore it is taking time for them to identify the cause of this issue. 

    We expect furether feedback at 14:30.

    We apologise for this issue, but unforntunately it is beyond our control as it is not on our systems.

    HostworX Support

  • Date - 30/05/2019 10:39 - 31/05/2019 17:52
  • Last Updated - 06/09/2019 17:52
Network Issue pertaining to web farm 18 (Resolved)
  • Priority - Critical
  • Affecting Server - SolidCp
  • Please be aware we are experiencing network issues to 2 of our web servers, technicians are looking at the issues. We will keep you up to date with the resolution of this issue.

  • Date - 16/05/2019 21:01 - 16/05/2019 22:27
  • Last Updated - 16/05/2019 21:04
Urgent issue pertaining to web farm 16 (Resolved)
  • Priority - Critical
  • Affecting Server - SolidCp
  • Good day,

    We have had reports on one of the webfarms starting at 11am this morning, customers were experiencing network issues with webfarm 16 websites. This was reported and engineers are investigating.

    We have been experiencing an issue on web farm 16, we have a patch which needs to be urgently applied. This patch will take a few minutes to apply. We expect this webfarm to be offline for about 30 minutes. The patching will be applied at 11:30.

    Patches were applies and normal reumption of services have resumed.

    We will coontinue to monitor the situation, we apologise for the interupption, however this was a critical fix that did not allow this to be resolved during normal maintenance at nighttime.


    HostworX Support.

  • Date - 12/12/2018 11:14 - 12/12/2018 21:03
  • Last Updated - 16/05/2019 21:04

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