December 3, 2011
Our server and all websites on the server will begin migration today. We expect the entire migration process to take no longer than 24-48 hours and you should experience no disruption in the usage of any websites.
We have completed a burn in test on our new server to ensure it is fully operational and no issues are present.
The migration process will be done as follows:
1) All files, databases and settings will be moved from the existing server to the new server.
2) Once the new server is ready, we will switch so that all connections will go to the new server, this can take 24-48 hours to fully propagate into all DNS systems.
3) Once the propagation is complete, we will begin the shut-down of our old server.
It would be best if you cease any work you are doing on your websites that are on our server to avoid any loss of work.
If you have a website on our servers, you will be emailed to notify you when the migration and propagation has begun as well as when it is complete.
For full technical specifications of the new and old servers, please view our previous post “Spring cleaning“.
Once the migration and propagation are complete, you should go onto your website and check out just how fast your website is. We know that you will be very happy with the increase in quality and boost in speed that you will experience, all at no extra cost.