If you get the error when restarting ssh or in syslog, after an upgrade from FreeBSD 8.x to 9.0:
Waiting for PIDS: 188
Could not load host key: /etc/ssh/ssh_host_ecdsa_key
You get this error as you need to create ecdsa key with the following command:
ssh-keygen -t ecdsa -f /etc/ssh/ssh_host_ecdsa_key -N ”
Just run the above command as root and restarting sshd will resolve it.
We will be upgrading all our shell servers to FreeBSD 9.0 in the next few days, we cannot give exact time but we will start working on upgradation from today itself, so you might notice a few reboots in the next few days, we expect all servers to be upgraded within next 7-10 days. We have to upgrade our servers to make sure all servers are secure and upto date to support the newest software available.
We don’t expect downtime of more then few minutes per server as we just need to reboot the server once to complete the upgrade.
All your data should stay intact during the upgrade, but still just to be safe we would suggest that you please take backups of your data as sometimes things do go wrong during upgrades.
All your bots should run fine after the upgrade, but sometimes some libraries etc.. are changed so your bot or bnc or ircd might give some library errors, if you get any such error after the upgrade then please recompile your bot/bnc/ircd to fix it, if you need any assistance with it after the upgrade, please feel free to open a support ticket with us.
As and when we will upgrade/reboot servers we will post about it on http://twitter.com/sh3lls so please follow us on twitter to stay updated
Thanks for your continuous business
P.S: We have already emailed about it to all the clients so please do check your email
We are going to have a network maintenance today at our Chicago Datacentre, following servers will be affected and might go down for upto 20 minutes.
Windows VPS Server
Linux VPS 1
Thanks for your continued business
Today all our Windows VPS Hosting servers were rebooted to apply an Windows Security Patch that could allow a remote attacker to connect to windows based server or vps without authentication, hence we did it without notification as it as an urgent issue
Thanks for your patience
We at Sh3lls are glad to announce that we have added one more US OpenVPN Tunnel Server due to high demand for openvpn service for US based openvpn tunnel service
We at Sh3lls are glad to announce that we have added one more German OpenVPN Tunnel Server due to high demand for openvpn service on a Germany based openvpn tunnel server, we are now having total 18 VPN servers
Thanks to all our loyal clients to help us grow
As most of the people who own a website or domain must be aware that recently Verisign has increased the price for some the domain TLD including .com due to which most of the domain registrars have increased the domain price by upto 1 USD per year per domain, but we at Sh3lls are not increasing the domain price and will try to keep the same price as long as possible, so if you would like to take the advantage of it go ahead and register/renew your domain names now only at www.sh3lls.net, we still sell .com domains for 9.99$ per year and not only this you can get the domain for free if you order any of our unmetered web hosting packages.
Thanks to all our loyal clients.
We at Sh3lls strive to give the best possible support and service to all our clients, but we have to even consider the social life and benefits of our staff.
As you all know that we offer 24/7 support with the exception of festivals/holidays in India. Tomorrow i.e. 8th March it’s Holi Festival in India due to which support will be slow, we have worked out the following schedule with our techs for tomorrow:
Live chat Support will not be available during the following time on 8th and 9th March, Live support will be available at all other times:
9:00 AM to 1:00 PM – 8th March
5:00 PM to 10:00 PM – 8th March
2:00 AM to 6:00 AM – 9th March
Normal Support will resume after 6:00 AM – 9th March.
All above time and dates are in IST and IST = GMT + 5:30 hours