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onMason Unreachable

Due to a network issue at the data center, the onMason server was unreachable from approximately 6am to 10:30am. The network issue has been resolved.

Completed Maintenance Notice – Database Upgrade August 9, 2021

The upgrade to the database management system (DBMS) scheduled for August 9, 2021 has been completed. It is safe to resume making changes to your site.

Upcoming Maintenance Notice – Database Upgrade August 9, 2021

On Monday August 9, 2021, we will be upgrading the database management system (DBMS) to a new version. As a result, sites will be periodically unavailable during the day. Also, please do not make any changes to your site on August 9th as we cannot guarantee that any changes made will be preserved. The version […]

Upcoming Maintenance Notice – Aug 11, 2020

We will be upgrading the software running onMason on Tuesday, August 11, 2020 between 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. As a result, onMason will be periodically unavailable during that time.

Let’s Marie Kondo this Place

This past August, onMason celebrated it’s 10th anniversary. On one hand, it is quite the accomplishment to serve the Mason community for so long. On the other hand, it means that parts of onMason are a decade old. It’s time for some spring cleaning! We took a look at some of the oldest parts of […]

Happy Birthday! onMason is 10 years old!

On this day in 2009, onMason was made available to the Mason community. A lot has changed in the tech world since 2009. In August 2009, the fastest computer you could buy came with a Intel Core 2 processor. And Windows Vista. Apple had just released their third iPhone, the iPhone 3GS. And at the […]

We’re moving servers on Thursday, August 24

In order to provide better service, we will be moving servers starting on Thursday, August 24. The site will generally be available during this time, but there may be reduced performance and occasional downtimes during this transition. It is also recommended that you do not make major changes to your site during this time as […]

Disabling XML-RPC

If you have been reading this blog for awhile, you will probably realize that onMason, like many WordPress blogs, has been under constant attack by hackers for quite some time. We’ve had brute force login attacks and comment spam problems (between April 2014 and June 2014). However, I like to think that we’ve done a […]

Spring Cleaning – Upcoming Upgrades

During Spring Break (March 10, 2014 – March 16, 2014) we will be upgrading the software running onMason. We do not expect any extended outages during the upgrade process. After the upgrade, there will be a few changes to onMason. The most noticeable change will be a new look to the admin dashboard. It will […]

Recent issues with onMason

I’m sure some of you have noticed that onMason has experienced some times recently when the site was either inaccessible or sluggish. The reason this has been happening is that onMason has been under constant attack since April. An unknown party has attempted to gain access to the onMason administrator password using “brute force” methods. […]