VENOM Vulnerability Response

A critical security alert affecting virtualized environments - VENOM CVE-2015-3456 - was announced today by the team at CrowdStrike.

What is VENOM and how does it affect me?

VENOM is a software vulnerability found in QEMU's floppy drive controller and may allow an attacker to potentially execute malicious code on the host node with elevated privileges. Although there are no known available exploits for this vulnerability, the security team at Vultr has handled this advisory with the highest of urgency.

Am I safe? What do I have to do?

Vultr customers are already protected and don't need to take any specific action. The Vultr security team has rolled out a security update which has been transparently applied to all affected instances. Our teams will continue to diligently review and monitor the global platform and keep you updated of any issues.

As always, send us your feedback on our contact page or by tweeting @Vultr.

Introducing 8+ CPUs and More Storage!

For the past several months, the Vultr infrastructure team has been hard at work deploying our brand new compute infrastructure around the globe. With these updates, we are happy to announce that we've increased the maximum available cores for our SSD plans from 8 to 24 and also boosted the included storage in many of our plans.

Utilizing the latest generation Intel architecture, our platform allows you to deploy VMs with up to 24 cores, 64 Gigs of RAM, and 10 GigE connectivity! Available in most locations NOW - get more power and deploy your 8+ CPUs instance today!



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Storage Series Plans Have Arrived in Amsterdam!

The Vultr.com team is excited to announce that storage plans are now available in Europe! The Amsterdam Storage Series offer the ability to deploy VMs with a generous amount of disk and SSD cache enhanced performance for your big data storage needs.

We are continuing to expand our Storage Series availability to more cities so stay tuned for new locations!



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Los Angeles High Speed Storage Plans

Great News - Vultr.com is now offering SATA Storage plans enhanced with SSD Cache in our Los Angeles POP!

Powerful enough to use as a standalone VPS for archiving lots of data and even better paired with our high performance 100% SSD nodes to expand your available storage, these new VMs can be launched for as little as $5/month. And stay tuned, storage plans are coming to more locations soon!



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Announcing One-Click cPanel!


Deploy a fully-licensed cPanel VPS with just a single click!

The cPanel/WHM suite is an powerful control panel that simplifies server administration allowing you to manage databases, email accounts, security settings, and many other aspects of your hosting environment.

With Vultr, we've made the process of setting up cPanel started easy - simply choose the cPanel application and your server will be activated with a valid license and the software pre-installed! In just a few moments, you can have cPanel and WHM fully installed, ready for your customization anywhere on our worldwide network!



Learn more about deploying cPanel.

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$50 Per Article Published on Vultr Docs!

The Vultr Docs section of our site has experienced tremendous growth over the past several months as we continue to review and publish new articles submitted by our members. Thank you to all the authors who have shared their knowledge and contributed tutorials for our growing community!

Some recent publications include:

Generating an ECC certificate
Setting up a Minecraft Server
Installing OpenBSD
How to configure Logrotate
Setting up HAProxy
Install Varnish with Apache 2
Instructions for installing MongoDB
Tips for SSLv3 security
Configuring iRedmail
How to setup PostgreSQL
... and more!

Can't find an article that you're interested in? Request it today!

We are still offering our paid program to write technical content for Vultr - if your article is published, you will receive $50.00 payable as VULTR credit or to a PayPal account!

Submit a how-to article on our docs page. Happy writing!

Deploy your own VPN Server!


OpenVPN, the open-source VPN server, is now available on Vultr Apps! Launch your high performance OpenVPN VPS today and connect to the internet using any of our 14 worldwide locations.

Using a VPN server allows you to add a layer of security to your internet activity and prevents against attacks on your home network. With Vultr Apps, deploying a VPN server has never been easier - you can create your own OpenVPN server by selecting "Application" from within the Vultr control panel.



Read more about the OpenVPN Vultr App

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Set up your domains with Vultr DNS!

We are excited to announce Vultr DNS, a geographically distributed anycast DNS system available for free to all our customers!

Vultr DNS hosting utilizes redundant name servers distributed across our global network. By configuring your domains with Vultr DNS, your visitors will communicate directly with the closest available geographic DNS cluster, resulting in faster domain lookups and an overall improved browsing experience.

And best of all, Vultr DNS is available at no extra charge! Start configuring your domains by visiting the customer portal at https://my.vultr.com/ and clicking the DNS link.

Deploy your high performance SSD VPS for just 0.007/hr!

Launch ownCloud as an Application

The popular file hosting application ownCloud is now available to launch on Vultr Apps! Store, access, and share your files anywhere on our global SSD cloud platform with just a single click. Read more about it on the here.





Vultr Apps can be launched by choosing "Application" when deploying within our control panel.

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One Click Apps Now Available!


With our new 1-Click Apps feature, Vultr.com has simplified launching server applications around the world! You can now deploy pre-configured Wordpress, LEMP, Webmin and Minecraft servers on our high performance platform. And stay tuned - the Vultr.com team will continue expanding our pre-configured apps library in the future!

To start using these apps, go to your customer portal and select the "Application" operating system option on the deployment page.



Need additional technical specifications for a particular app? Visit our Vultr Docs Apps section for more information.

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