WordPress 4.3.1 Security and Maintenance Release

All users running WordPress are required to upgrade to patch a security hole.

From https://wordpress.org/news/2015/09/wordpress-4-3-1/

WordPress 4.3.1 is now available. This is a security release for all previous versions and we strongly encourage you to update your sites immediately.

This release addresses three issues, including two cross-site scripting vulnerabilities and a potential privilege escalation.

  • WordPress versions 4.3 and earlier are vulnerable to a cross-site scripting vulnerability when processing shortcode tags (CVE-2015-5714). Reported by Shahar Tal and Netanel Rubin of Check Point.
  • A separate cross-site scripting vulnerability was found in the user list table. Reported by Ben Bidner of the WordPress security team.
  • Finally, in certain cases, users without proper permissions could publish private posts and make them sticky (CVE-2015-5715). Reported by Shahar Tal and Netanel Rubin of Check Point.

Our thanks to those who have practiced responsible disclosure of security issues.

WordPress 4.3.1 also fixes twenty-six bugs. For more information, see the release notes or consult the list of changes.

Download WordPress 4.3.1 or venture over to Dashboard → Updates and simply click “Update Now.” Sites that support automatic background updates are already beginning to update to WordPress 4.3.1.

New instant issue and auto install SSL certificates at Eleven2!


Eleven2 now has instant issue and auto install SSL certificates available!  No longer will you need to go through a complicated multi-step process to order a SSL certificate and no longer will you need technical support to install your certificate.

SSL certificates create an encrypted connection between your web server and your visitors. SSL certificates are essential for online businesses or any website that collects personal data.

The SSL certificate is so easy to install that we made this video to show you just how easy it really is.


We now offer the following SSL brands:

Basic SSL

SSL Type Issuance Site Seal Price
Rapid SSL Immediate Static $49.99 ORDER NOW
Rapid SSL Wild Card Immediate Static $149.99 ORDER NOW
geotrust ev 1-10 Days Dynamic $199.99 ORDER NOW


Elite SSL

SSL Type Issuance Site Seal Price
Symantec Secure Site 4-5 Days Dynamic $299.99 ORDER NOW
Symantec ev 1-10 Days Dynamic $999.99 ORDER NOW


Full details on our new SSL certificates can be found at http://www.eleven2.com/ssl


Join Eleven2’s annual NFL Pick’em League! Win $100!


Eleven2’s NFL Pick’em League is now up!

Join at: http://weeklypickem.fantasy.nfl.com/group/106270
Show off your NFL smarts each week by picking the winners of every game. At the end of the season whoever has the most points will be crowned the Pick’em champion.

Win a $100 Amazon Gift Card
The more games you predict correct, the more points you earn. Whoever has the most points at the end of the season, will be rewarded with a $100 Amazon Gift Card by eleven2!

Save 40% on Web Hosting!
Save 40% on any web hosting, reseller hosting or managed VPS package now until the NFL season ends! Order now with the coupon code: Football or Footballvps

Server Blowup Aftermath #2

For those of you who were wondering what the two servers looked like after they were blown up in our 4th of July video, here are the aftermath pictures.

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Apache 2.4 – A big step forward


Eleven2 has begun the process of upgrading our servers to Apache 2.4.  In this post you will find very detailed information on why we will be switching to Apache 2.4.

* Apache 2.4 – A big step forward.

While other web servers such as NGINX have captured social media’s attention, Apache still powers most of the internet as the rock solid platform we have depended on for almost 20 years. Continue Reading »

Eleven2 March Madness Bracket Competition with a $100 Prize + more!


March madness is hitting Eleven2!  Sign up for our March madness bracket competition for a chance to win one of our three great prizes

– $100 Amazon gift card for having the top bracket in our competition

– $50 Eleven2 account credit for 2nd best bracket in our competition

– A free Eleven2 t-shirt (US only) for having the 3rd best bracket in our competition

No purchase is necessary and you can enter free at http://e2.mayhem.cbssports.com/e?ttag=BPM15_paste_cbsinv

Group Pass needed to join: eleven2


Save big on hosting during the month of March

To go along with our bracket competition we are running an amazing March Madness special on web hosting, reseller hosting and virtual private servers.  Sign up with the coupon code Madness  to save 45% off any web hosting or reseller hosting package on any term!


** Minimum of 20 entries required for $100 giveaway to be valid **

One year FREE hosting for any current or former Military members – Veterans Day Only!

Eleven2 is giving back to all the men and women who have served our country. On Veterans Day 11/11/2014 we are giving away one year FREE hosting on the S-100 package. All current and former military members qualify. Please email [email protected] with a copy of your military ID. We will then provide you with a custom coupon for one year of free hosting on the S-100 package!

Support System Changes

Last week we emailed all clients let you know that we will be performing a maintenance on our Eleven2 helpdesk, tonight starting at 9pm CST.  We anticipate it will complete on October 20, 2am CST.  During this window the support desk will not be accessible, however  Live Chat will be available to assist you in anyway we can.  We will be migrating to Kayako, which is a much more thoroughly designed system, that has many features that will benefit both you as a client, and us as a company.   We can create SLAs, track staff responses in a  much more effective manner and overall provide a better service


Update 2AM CST: The upgrade is taking longer than orgional estimated we are at about 85% completion at this point and estimate possibly another hour or so.  Thanks for your patience.

Update 3AM CST: We are still pushing along here, we do apologize for the delay but should have this completed within the next hour.

Update 4:30AM CST: We are done!

The new support center uses your existing brain login and will always remain synced so there is no need to juggle passwords.  We have also preserved your existing ticket history so we will be able to refrence any past issues as needed.  We thank you for being a continued valueable client of eleven2 and look forward to serving you in this new chapter of eleven2 support!  As always if you have any feedback please don’t hesitate to contact our managment team at [email protected]

Eleven2’s Halloween Costume Contest – Win an iPad Air 2!

As part of our Halloween 50% off hosting sale we are having a Halloween costume photo contest. The winner takes home an iPad Air 2*!

The new iPad Air 2 16 GB Wi-Fi features Retina display, 9.7‑inch (diagonal) LED‑backlit Multi‑Touch display with IPS technology, 2048‑by‑1536 resolution at 264 pixels per inch (ppi), A8X chip with 64‑bit architecture and M8 motion coprocessor and even more new features. Be one of the first people to get your hands on the newest version of the iPad.

How to enter: Continue Reading »

Eleven2’s annual NFL Pick’em League is back with even more prizes!


It’s time to sign up for the Eleven2 NFL Pick’em League! This year all participants will receive a free Eleven2 t-shirt* and have a chance to win $100! Join Now

Win a $100 Amazon Gift Card
The more games you predict correct, the more points you earn. Whoever has the most points at the end of the season, will be rewarded with a $100 Amazon Gift Card by eleven2!

Save 40% on Web Hosting!
Save 40% on any web hosting or reseller hosting package now until the NFL season ends! Order now with the coupon NFL14

* Only USA participants are eligible for a free Eleven2 t-shirt due to shipping restrictions. Full participation is required to receive a t-shirt.