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Cloudflare Security Blocking Tickets
Posted by Jeff H. on 20 December 2019 10:58 AM

We protect our operations with Cloudflare's Web Application Firewall service.   Recently, we have added new rules that block some code, SQL and error messages.   

If you try to post a ticket and Cloudflare blocks your submission, please move any code or other data into a text file and attach it.  

Alternatively, you can use a service like    We use this service to share logs and error messages.  Set it to be private and expire in a reasonable period.  I use 1-7 days for non-sensitive information and hours for sensitive details. 

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Cloudflare Outage
Posted by Juli Z. on 02 July 2019 10:11 AM

Cloudflare is investigating an issue impacting network performance. You may see 502 Gateway errors when trying to access sites on Cloudflare.

We are monitoring Cloudflare for updates. If you have any questions, please let us know.

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Cloudflare Outage
Posted by Jeff H. on 02 July 2019 10:10 AM

Cloudflare is experiencing network issues and may result in a 502 error for some customers in some locations. They usually resolve these issues pretty quickly. Their status page is here.

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Kernel Update Issues: Emergency Reboots
Posted by Jeff H. on 13 November 2018 09:05 AM


A kernel update has caused issues with some servers.   They are reporting high loads and wrong information is their process list.  


Some services may not be working properly or not reporting properly.   


We will need to remove the patch and reboot the server to correct the issue.  


9:00-10:00 AM ET 13 Nov 2018

If you have an server outage during this period, place wait 5-10 minutes and check again. We may be rebooting your server. 

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Overdue Invoices for 1 November
Posted by Jeff H. on 01 November 2018 11:32 AM

You may have received messages about an overdue due invoice.    This is a legitimate notification from our new billing system:

We have tried to contact you about updating your account in advance.  Several emails were sent from   If you did not receive these emails, please check your spam folders.

You can request a new password at the link above.  Once logged in you need to:

  • Verify your address
  • Supply your credit card information
  • Submit payment

If you have any questions about the new billing, please open a Billing Department ticket in our helpdesk.

Thank You

Jeff H. 

rackAID Support

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New Billing System Ready
Posted by Jeff H. on 12 September 2018 02:37 PM

Dear customers,

Our new billing system is ready.  When your account has been moved to the new system, we will notify you by email. 

This system will reside at:

When your account has been moved to the new system, we will notify you by email.   

You will need to login and update your credit card information on file.

We only migrated your primary billing user to prevent legacy users from entering into the new billing system.    

Please note that our billing and helpdesk systems use different authentication systems.   There is no link between the two systems for added security.  Your passwords on each system are unique to that system.

If you have any questions, please let us know. 

Thank you

Jeff  Huckaby



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