Slowed by botnet attacking WordPress & Joomla sites

From the server admins:

“2013-05-13 17:55:22

It appears that the WordPress and Joomla administrative interfaces of some sites on some servers are being attacked by a botnet. We are deploying countermeasures, but performance may be degraded on the servers in question.”

Looks like a further wave of attacks from this botnet:

Time to get two-factor auth figured out.

Two new sites hosted

Proud to have taken over hosting of the main Engine Room and Somerset Film websites for my friends in Bridgwater.

The current sites are based on Textpattern instead of my usual Fuelphp or WordPress back end; getting them up to hosting scratch was interesting. Although Textpattern lacks some of the distributed administration facilities of WordPress, it’s a nice, lightweight little CMS that tries hard to get out of the way and just *let you build a website*.