Archive for the “Server Updates” Category

We’re Gonna Need Backup!

Posted on April 25th, 2014 by Hayden Smith

Many years ago someone said to me, “There are two types of people in the world; those who take backups and those who haven’t experienced data loss.” Thinking back over that point, I knew it once applied to me. While I used to keep duplicates of data on floppy disks due to their fragile nature,…

About Hayden Smith

By day, Hayden Smith designs and implements systems to make our data centres and their operations more efficient. With over a decade of experience in running servers, using Linux and programming in various languages, his expertise is often in demand. In his free time he writes science fiction, enjoys photography, and likes djing

New dedicated server lineup increases performance by 80%!

Posted on July 31st, 2012 by Clint Reeves

How is this possible?  The new Intel Xeon Processor E5-2600 family uses the latest iteration in Intel manufacturing processes to suck as much performance as it can out of minute transistors and a new technology called Tri-gate 3D. The microarchitecture has been code named Ivy Bridge, a successor to the heralded Sandy Bridge transistor technology…

Inside the new Midphase Xeon E5 family of dedicated servers

Posted on July 30th, 2012 by Clint Reeves

New does not always been better, but in this case it does.  The E5-2600 product family just released by Intel has been added to the Midphase lineup and the performance gains exhibited by these dedicated server ‘beasts’ are impressive. While we have mentioned the amazing Ivy Bridge microarchitecture in previous blog posts, there are many…

Server uptime tops list of Midphase customer requirements

Posted on July 28th, 2012 by Clint Reeves

A recent survey by the Midphase engineering team confirms that Server Uptime is the number 1 consideration when considering a dedicated server from an affordable hosting company. Generally, this requirement also goes hand-in-hand with a dedicated Service Level Agreement (SLA) which spells out specifically what website customers can expect if they sign up for a…

Shared Server Migration to C7 – UPDATE

Posted on June 24th, 2011 by Clint Reeves

We are excited to announce that we will be migrating all of our shared hosting servers over to the C7 data center facility located here in Utah. A schedule of server migration will be updated on the midPhase Status Blog. All moves will be done from 10:00 p.m. MDT through 2:00 a.m. MDT although individual…

PHP Upgrade to Version 5.3

Posted on June 15th, 2011 by Clint Reeves

Important Update: It was announced late last year that PHP 5.2 will no longer be supported. Here is the actual quote from the PHP development team regarding the matter. ?The PHP development team would like to announce the immediate availability of PHP 5.2.16. This release marks the end of support for PHP 5.2. All users…

Cloud Linux | New Operating System

Posted on December 16th, 2010 by Clint Reeves

As part of our ongoing effort to improve server performance we have recently changed the Operating System on all Shared Linux servers to Cloud Linux. We previously sent out email notifications to inform you of this change which successfully took place last week. This did require that we quickly reboot the server in order to…

Ksplice | Linux Shared Servers

Posted on October 8th, 2010 by Clint Reeves

MIDPHASE IS GOING REBOOTLESS! That’s right; our team of highly skilled System Administrators is currently preparing to deploy Ksplice on all midPhase Linux shared hosting servers. What is Ksplice? Ksplice gives us the ability to apply important kernel security updates released by CentOS/Red Hat Linux without having to reboot the server. What does this mean…

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