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Published: 2015-12-10 00:00:00



During the weekend of 14/15th December 2015, we completed a series of major hardware installations in our Nottingham datacenter. 


The upgrades are designed to maximize your hosting service at no extra cost to you; increasing your hosting performance and introducing hourly backups to your account data by default.  


As outlined on our blog last week, our existing Dell Enterprise hardware which powers the shared hosting cloud has been replaced with new Dell R8 Enterprise series servers. 


The R8 series Dell servers provide 512GB RAM, 4 x 8-Core Intel Xeon CPU’s, 10TB SSD storage and 10Gb network connectivity per server.


This is a major up-lift from our existing R6 series hardware which currently powers our shared hosting service. 


To complete the work, we will be upgrading individual hosting platforms to the new hardware throughout this week.  This will require intermittent service restarts during a fixed maintenance window, which will occur during the night in the UK to minimize any disruption. VPS Customers will not be impacted


We appreciate that many customers are based outside the UK, so are providing advance notice of the upgrade works, which are scheduled as follows:


 


MR05 – 16th December – 01:00 AM to 03:00 AM


MR04 – 17th December – 01:00 AM to 03:00 AM


MR03 – 18th December – 01:00 AM to 03:00 AM


MR02 – 19th December – 01:00 AM to 03:00 AM


MR01 – 20th December – 01:00 AM to 03:00 AM


 


CLOUD06 – 16th December – 01:00 AM to 03:00 AM


CLOUD05 – 17th December – 01:00 AM to 03:00 AM


CLOUD04 – 18th December – 01:00 AM to 03:00 AM


CLOUD02 – 19th December – 01:00 AM to 03:00 AM


CLOUD01 – 20th December – 01:00 AM to 03:00 AM


Date - 15/12/2015 01:39 - 20/12/2015 08:00


Last Updated - 15/12/2015 01:43


 



We always try to push the physical boundaries of what our web hosting service can do for you.


From web hosting features to fast and efficient support, all the way through to speed; we work day and night to ensure that we can provide the best service possible.


As part of our commitment to both new and existing customers, we will be performing a full cluster upgrade to our shared hosting and reseller platforms this weekend commencing the 12th December starting at 1:00AM.


Our upgrades will take place throughout the weekend. Web hosting, reseller and master reseller customers will be notified separately about this as we work across all hosting services.


We use a highly powerful and flexible cloud platform powered by OnAPP cloud. Our cloud platform allows us to scale our service to ensure, unlike many other providers, that we can offer an unlimited service which has full fault tolerance and performance in mind.


To provide an even faster service we will be replacing our existing Dell Enterprise hardware which powers the cloud with new Dell R8 Enterprise series servers.


The R8 series Dell servers provide 512GB RAM, 4x 8-Core Intel Xeon CPUs, 10TB SSD storage and 10Gb network connectivity per server. This is a major up-lift from our existing R6 series hardware which currently powers our cloud.


To compliment our hardware upgrade, we will also be introducing hourly R1Soft CDP backups on all shared and reseller hosting services.


Master Reseller customers will have direct access to these backups within the R1 cPanel plugin.


Reseller accounts and shared web hosting customers can request restores via our support ticket as normal.


To finalise our update, we will be updating cPanel globally to ensure the latest features and bug fixes are included.


All upgrades are without any cost to you!  :-)