Category Archives: News

Update your Minecraft server for 1.6.4!

1.6.4 was just released to the launcher! If you’re running CraftBukkit with plugins, we recommend waiting until they release a stable build before updating. If you don’t mind playing vanilla for a while, or you’re already running a vanilla Minecraft server, here’s how you can update:

  1. Stop your server
  2. Delete the jar/minecraft_server.jar file from your server via FTP. (Be sure you don’t have a custom JAR name, and be sure you’re deleting from the “jar” folder)
  3. Make sure your JAR file in Multicraft is set to the correct version; this should be “Minecraft (Vanilla)” for 1.6.4.
  4. Start your server!

If you’re running CraftBukkit 1.6.2 and you want to update to 1.6.4 dev, follow the above steps with “craftbukkit_beta.jar” and using the “CraftBukkit (Dev / Latest)” option in Multicraft.

If you’re running CraftBukkit and need to downgrade your client to play, follow these steps:

  1. Open Minecraft
  2. Click ‘Edit Profile’ in the launcher
  3. Select ‘Release 1.6.2’ in the ‘Use Version’ section
  4. Save and login!

If you run into any trouble, just submit a support ticket and we’ll get you set up.

Minecraft Security Advisory – Authentication Exploit

The following has been emailed to all active and/or suspended CubedHost Minecraft customers.

** Please note ** Absolutely NO CubedHost services have been compromised. This is a general Minecraft security advisory.

We have recently become aware of a (working) exploit for the Minecraft protocol, that is a high risk to any server that is in online-mode and using an older CraftBukkit / Spigot build, or vanilla Minecraft.
This security exploit essentially allows for any user to authenticate as any player on your server. We have tested this exploit, and it does indeed work, making this a fairly high security risk.

Further details can be found via Reddit, Planet Minecraft, etc.

We recommend that you update to the latest version of CraftBukkit / Spigot immediately.
As far as we’re currently aware, there is no fix with the Vanilla Minecraft server as of yet.

To update your server, please follow this knowledgebase article.

Node 3 Sydney, Australia Downtime (round 2)

As of 3:50AM CDT, we received notification that our Sydney node 3 was down. According to our provider, we received an attack on their business network, thus we were automatically nullrouted.
Due to the previous 60+ hours of downtime just a few days ago, we contacted them 10 minutes after the service was taken down to have this resolved immediately.

We will have the service brought back online as soon as possible, and some measures to prevent these kinds of issues again will be put into place. Further details will be emailed to those of you on node 3 in Australia.

We apologize for the inconvenience, and appreciate the continued patience while we resolve this with our Australian datacenter.

Update: As of 5:12 AM CDT, service has been restored.

Introducing Custom IPs for your Minecraft Server!

Hello! We’re pleased to announce support for custom IPs (subdomains), free with every Minecraft server. Follow the guide below to get started.

Step 1: Head over to your services page in the billing area.

Step 2: Select your service and “Edit Custom IP”

Step 3: Select whichever subdomain you want to edit… then hit ‘Create’ or ‘Edit’!

Step 4: Select the text box and type in a name!

Step 5: Hit save!

Step 6: Just copy that custom IP into Minecraft!

Step 7: Enjoy 🙂

 

Let us know if you have any trouble, or if you have any suggestions / feedback!

Updates may not be instant, but they usually are. Sometimes it can take up to 24h…

Node 3 Sydney, Australia Downtime

After over 24 hours of downtime so far, we’re still working to get the node back online. Our datacenter cut off international access to the system after they detected a DDoS attack. We’re actively working with them to get your servers up and running again.

If you’re affected, please submit a support ticket and we’ll notify you as soon as we have updated information.
Once we get the system back online, we will be compensating all affected customers.

Update: Node 3 AU is currently accessible again. If you still have trouble connecting, please submit a support ticket.

Summer Discounts

Everyone loves summer – it’s a time to have fun. So why not save some money while you’re at it? With our new Summer 2013 promo, we’ve got 2 great discounts for you to take advantage of.

Starting now, use “SUMMER10” to receive a recurring 10% discount on any new order, for up to 6 months. This means that your discount won’t go away until 6 months of use! That could potentially be hundreds of dollars back in your pocket.

Our second awesome discount, “SUMMER35“, gives you a huge, 35% one-time, discount on a new order. This is great for trying out our servers if you’re brand new – bringing our already cheap prices down to tiny amounts!

Everyone is welcome to use these codes at checkout, through July. And remember, if you have any questions, feel free to submit a ticket!

Discounts not applicable to dedicated servers or any Australian services.

Hello from Phoenix!

While last night’s maintenance wasn’t as complete as we had hoped, Bill still managed to get a lot done over the past 5 days. He’s been working hard this week to get our rack in pristine condition and take care of some hardware issues as well. After redoing essentially the entire cabling for half of our Phoenix, AZ location, here’s some pics of the delicious servers.

Nodes 28 - 41 AZ
Nodes 28 – 41 AZ
Our Switches
Our Switches
A bunch of hard drives
A bunch of hard drives

Unexpected Downtime on Node 12 Arizona

Right now we’re investigating an unexpected downtime on Node 12 in Phoenix, AZ, USA. We’ll keep you posted with updates as soon as we have more information. Check back here often for the latest news.

Update @ 4:03 UTC: The server seems to be online for the time being. Intermittent latency and disconnects are a possibility while we investigate what caused this.

Update @ 3:44 UTC: It appears to be an intermittent networking problem – possibly a DDoS. At this time, the server is accessible, but further downtime may be possible.

Unexpected UK Downtime (Node 2 London)

We’re currently experiencing some downtime on Node 2 (London, UK). If you’re currently affected, please do not submit a support ticket as we’re working to get the issue resolved.

We apologize for the inconvenience.

Update @ 22:35 UTC: The issue was determined to only be affecting users without dedicated IP addresses, and was caused by a routing issue within the datacenter. At this time, everything has been resolved. If you’re still having connection issues, please submit a support ticket and we’ll check it out.

Our New IRC Network

All throughout our history, we’ve used IRC for fun and socializing with friends and colleagues – now we’re bringing it to CubedHost. Connect to either of the Nexus IRC servers below and hop in one of our channels. You’re free to create new channels as you wish and use the network all you want. We expect some growth in first few weeks as we start getting it out there and used more, so pardon any connection issues.

irc.nx-s.net

irc.cubedhost.org

If you’re looking for a chat, you’ll find us in #CubedHost – just pop in and drop us a message. If you’re looking for quick support, try our #CubedHost-Support channel. Have your ticket ID ready and just give us a description of your problem.

Click here to join us!