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  • Updated Managed Services at

    22.05.2015 by Roman Dähler offers a comprehensive portfolio of 21 Managed Services. These Managed Services can be combined individually according to your needs and allow tailor made solutions. Updating and maintaining these services is a cornerstone for a stable and reliable operation of any hosting infrastructure. In this process we continuously check if each service is up to date. We are, therefore, pleased to announce you the following news.

    During June we are going to offer MySQL and PHP in version 5.6. These new versions offer, among others, the following features:

    • MySQL 5.6 enables global transaction-IDs, a general performance increase and a substantial performance increase for read operations of InnoDB.
    • PHP 5.6 allows uploads of more than 2GB, improves SSL handling and includes the  PHPDBG debugger by default.

    Furthermore, we are currently planning the extension of Varnish with version 4.

    Do you have any requirements for the product development at We are always pleased to hear about your input and are happy to consider your requirements via

    Further information about the exact release dates of the various Managed Services will be published on our newsfeed and via Twiter (@nine_ch). The new versions of our Managed Services can be ordered for new and existing servers with Ubuntu LTS 14.04 (Trusty Tahr) and we are very happy to consult you on the benefits of the various versions.

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  • Nelson Vieira joins the company

    04.05.2015 by Jason Fellmann

    We are pleased to welcome Nelson Vieira at

    As a Linux Operations Engineer he joins the Operations team and will be one of your contact persons for all technical enquiries.

    The team wishes him a good start and lots of success!

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  • is expanding its datacenter locations with a Tier III datacenter from e-shelter

    13.04.2015 by Roman Dähler

    As already announced in our news from 29 January 2015, we are going to offer various solutions of our product range in an additional datacenter. After a thorough evaluation, we have decided that we are going to partner with e-shelter for our further expansion. With e-shelter, will be present at an additional, independent location in close vicinity to Zurich. This additional datacenter has been fully connected with our redundant dark fibre ring.

    Our further expansion gives our clients the advantage of the familiar service with the added benefit of an ISO-27001 certified and FINMA compliant datacenter. We are looking forward to offering you most solutions of our product range at an additional location already this month. Please find below the exact release dates:

    • Managed VServer, Managed Server, Managed Cluster with option Cert+: starting from 20 April 2015
    • Colocation Full Racks with option Cert+: starting from 20 April 2015

    Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any further questions (+41 44 637 40 00 or

    About e-shelter
    e-shelter is very happy to welcome the leading provider of Managed Services as a new partner. e-shelter develops, builds and runs highly available datacenters. The infrastructure of these datacenters is built according to the highest standards of physical security and operational availability. Since 2011, e-shelter has been running a high-availability datacenter in Rümlang in close vicinity of Zurich. Additional datacenters from e-shelter can be found in Frankfurt, Berlin, Munich and Hamburg with a further location in Vienna currently being developed.

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  • Benjamin Kuster joins the company

    07.04.2015 by Jason Fellmann

    Welcome to Benjamin Kuster!

    In his position as Sales Development Executive Benjamin Kuster strengthens our sales team from today on.

    We wish him a good start and lots of success.

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  • Managed Service Nginx now also available with UWSGI

    26.03.2015 by Jason Fellmann

    Due to a rising demand of our customers we are offering our Managed Service Nginx also with UWSGI starting from today. As a Managed Service, Nginx with UWSGI is being maintained and managed by This includes the installation, configuration, maintenance and monitoring as well as the backup of the Managed Service. These measurements ensure a stable operation of your Managed Server and application.

    A Managed (V)Server includes a Simple and a Complex Service. Nginx with UWSGI is a Simple Service.

    Please do not hesitate to contacting us if you have any questions.

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  • at the Swiss Online Marketing & Swiss eBusiness Expo 2015

    24.03.2015 by Roman Dähler

    We are going to participate in the Swiss Online Marketing & Swiss eBusiness Expo in Zurich for the first time this year and are looking forward to seeing you at our booth G.11 in hall 2. Do you need a free one day pass for either 15 or 16 April 2015? Just send us an email to See you on 15/16 April!

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  • Corinne Bergmann joins the team

    16.03.2015 by Jason Fellmann

    With pleasure we welcome Corinne Bergmann as a new team member at

    In her position as Sales & Accounting Assistant she is going to support the sales team and will be your contact person for all enquiries regarding invoicing.

    The team wishes her a good start and lots of success!

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  • No more certificates with a duration of 5 years

    06.03.2015 by Jason Fellmann

    Starting 1 April 2015, certificate authorities will no longer offer SSL certificates with a duration of 5 years but only with a maximum of 39 months. Hence, we are adjusting our SSL offers with immediate effect and do no longer issue certificates with a 5 year duration. Nevertheless, we are still offering the following certificates:

    - SSL certificate (2 years)
    - EV-SSL certificate (2 years)
    - Multi-domain certificate (2 years, 3 domains)
    - Wildcard certificate (2 years)

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  • Additional Datacenter and ISO 27001 Certification

    29.01.2015 by Roman Dähler

    We are constantly working on various projects to further increase the security of our products. Due to a rising interest we don’t want to wait any longer and provide you with additional information on two important projects.

    We are going to offer our Managed Server products and Colocation Full-Racks in an additional datacenter from the second quarter 2015. The new datacenter is ISO 27001 certified and fulfills the outsourcing regulations of the Swiss Financial Market Authority (FINMA) for Switzerland. This not only allows the hosting of applications with increased requirements towards security but also offers the possibility to create multi-site solutions over two highly-available locations. The new datacenter is in the immediate vicinity of the city of Zurich, however, is located in a natural terrain unit that is outside the flood area of the rivers Sihl and Limmat.

    We are going to publish additional information on the new datacenter and the specific products as soon as we have elaborated all the details. Please send us an email to if you would like to get informed directly.

    Additionally, we are currently making preparations for the ISO 27001-certification and are planning a certification in the fourth quarter 2015. This is going to allow us to offer products that are fully covered by an ISO 27001-certification (datacenter and service) which not only increases the security but also facilitates potential audits for our clients substantially.

    Please do not hesitate to contacting us if you have any further questions (+41 44 637 40 00 or

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  • New degausser at

    23.01.2015 by Roman Dähler

    Dear customers

    Security and ecology enjoy highest priority at Our new degausser not only allows us to erase all data on hard disks that are no longer used or defect but also ensures that these disks can be recycled very easily. Our degausser deletes all data on magnetic disks with a strong magnetic field of 8300 Gauss without destroying the hard disks physically. Due to this reason, the hard disks can later be disassembled and properly recycled.

    As a customer you are not only going to benefit with your product. As an additional service you may also send or bring your own hard disks to our office and we are going to erase all the data and dispose of the disks professionally and free of charge.

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  • Tajno Schönenberger joins the company

    19.01.2015 by Roman Dähler

    We are very pleased to welcome Tajno Schönenberger to the team. 

    From today on Tajno Schönenberger is going to strengthen the customer support in the operations team as a Linux Operations Engineer.

    The team wishes a good start and lots of success!

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  • Sebastian Nickel joins the company

    05.01.2015 by Jason Fellmann

    We are pleased to start the new year with Sebastian Nickel as a new employee. 

    Sebastian Nickel supports the Systems team as a Senior Linux System Engineer. 

    The team wishes him a good start and lots of success! 

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  • Customer Survey 2014: Very high level of satisfaction with

    16.12.2014 by Roman Dähler

    It’s Christmas already at In November 2014, we conducted for the first time a large-scale customer survey and are very pleased with the positive result, great satisfaction and high level of trust of our customers. Thanks a lot!

    249 customers from all product categories are on average satisfied to very satisfied with (average 4.5 on a scale from 1 = very dissatisfied to 5 = very satisfied). Our customers particularly value our support and service, stability / availability of our products and the speed of service.

    We are very pleased by the excellent result. This motivates us even more to continually improve our service and offerings in 2015.

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  • Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS for new orders only available until 31 December 2014

    02.12.2014 by Roman Dähler

    As mentioned in our communication from 31 July 2014, our Managed Servers can only be ordered with Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS, code name Precise Pangolin, until 31 December 2014. As of 01 January 2015, all orders for Managed Servers are being delivered by default with Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS, code name Trusty Tahr. This comes with the advantage of getting a server with the latest operating system version that is going to be supported until April 2019. In addition, you will also benefit from the most current Managed Services versions such as PHP 5.5. More information on Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS can be found in the communication from 31 July 2014.

    If you have a Managed Server with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS at the moment and would like to change to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS already, you can simply do so by ordering a new server. With the one-time setup fee you also get two weeks parallel operation to migrate your data.

    Order your new server running Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS now.


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  • New Support Page

    18.11.2014 by Jason Fellmann

    We are very happy to announce our brand new support website which is available with immediate effect. The intuitive search functionality ensures that you find the right answer to your questions even faster. Additionally, you can find the most read articles per category on the landing page.

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