No More File-Based DCV for Wildcards

Adapting to Industry Changes for Better Web Security
The CA/B Forum has voted on removing the file-based domain control validation (DCV) method for Wildcard certificates (e.g. *.domain.com) starting Dec. 1, 2021. So why the update?

The change was created in response to the concern that host-based control validation isn’t a strong enough way to demonstrate that someone has control over a domain’s entire namespace. Ultimately, this change improves security for subdomains and therefore, web users overall.

To be prepared and acclimated before the official start date, major CA’s such as DigiCert and Sectigo, will no longer allow file-based DCV for Wildcard certificates starting Nov. 15. After that, users can only use email and DNS validation methods to perform DCV for Wildcards.

We offer wide range of certificates from major certificate authorities: RapidSSL, GeoTrust, Thawte, Sectigo (formerly Comodo), Certum, Symantec.

 

You can buy a Certificate not only to protect any server or hosting that is provided by us, but for any other services/servers that you use from different providers. You can also order SSL installation service from us to get your Certificate installed correctly.

Summary of the year

The year is ending, and it’s time to take stock and talk about plans.

First, thank you for your trust! We continue to maintain the high quality of our services and are working to increase the reliability and security.

We are always happy to offer you:

What will change in the new year?

Starting March 1, prices for hosting services will rise slightly. Simple and Basic packages will rise in price by 0.50€, Pro package by 1.25€. The price of the Developer package will rise by 5€. In addition, the payment system commission will be added to the invoice amount.

Our prices have remained unchanged since 2010, which cannot be said about the cost of electricity and other services. It was a difficult decision. However, despite the increase, our prices are still lower than the prices of our competitors. New prices are already valid from September 1 for new customers. Starting from March 1 the new prices will apply for all customers.

Outdated versions of PHP

We remind you that the time for us to abandon the outdated versions of PHP is drawing nearer. We hope you have not forgotten and made sure that all your web sites support PHP 7.2 and higher. This entry was posted in Uncategorized on by .

Outdated versions of PHP

For security reasons, we will stop supporting outdated versions of PHP software (older than PHP 7.2) on our servers.

This change may affect your site on our server. If you currently have PHP version up to 7.2, upgrading your PHP version may result in your website not working.
As of this year, three PHP versions have been supported by developers for security updates:
•    7.1 (until 1.12.2019)
•    7.2 (until 30.11.2020)
•    7.3 (until 6.12.2021)

Our recommendation:
1.    If you have a website developer, we recommend that you investigate as soon as possible whether your website code needs updating or that the developer can immediately configure the newer version of PHP for the domain.
2.    You can also try to safely test whether the migration to PHP 7.2 or 7.3 is causing a malfunction in the website. To do this, you need to change the PHP version from the server panel and then check your site. If there are errors on the page, you can change the version back and then contact the web developer for assistance.

You can change the PHP version in the server panel yourself by following the instructions below:
1.    PHP -> select the required version -> Activate
2.    WWW Domains -> open WWW domain -> PHP Mode -> CGI

You can find a guide with the pictures here:
https://my.core.eu/index.php?rp=/knowledgebase/1/PHP-version-or-How-to-change-PHP-version-or—PHP. html

We will end support for expired PHP versions 5.2, 5.4, 5.5, 5.6, 7.0 and 7.1 from 01.01.2020. On all websites that are not set to work at least on PHP 7.2 on that date, we will automatically change the version of the latest version of PHP on our servers after the deadline. This may result in your website not functioning.

If you have any further questions, please contact our customer support at help@core.eu

DigiCert Scheduled Maintenance

As your trusted advisor, we want to alert you about DigiCert’s upcoming scheduled maintenance. Major upgrades to their internal systems are scheduled for April 6, 2019.

The maintenance window is expected to take approximately 12 hours, starting April 6 at 15:30 UTC and ending April 7 at approximately 3:30 UTC. You’ll be able to place an order for DigiCert products with us during this time but will receive an error if you attempt generation during the maintenance window. For any orders already generated and in a pending status, validation will resume once the maintenance is complete.

Thank you for patience during this upgrade. We appreciate you putting your trust in us.

We offer wide range of certificates from major certificate authorities: RapidSSL, GeoTrust, Thawte, Sectigo (formerly Comodo), Certum, Symantec.

 

You can buy a Certificate not only to protect any server or hosting that is provided by us, but for any other services/servers that you use from different providers. You can also order SSL installation service from us to get your Certificate installed correctly.