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 interruptions of service are expected to be around 5 minutes. If you are using 3rd party name servers (not ours) then you will experience an interruption of service until you update your name server with your new ip address.
C7 is a Tier-3 data center which has been constructed with the most advanced and reliable technologies available in the industry. This Teir-3 data center provides the same level of security that you would expect to find with major banking and financial institutions and is located in a designated disaster-safe zone as outlined by FEMA’s National Emergency Management Information System.
C7 Data Center Features:
- Redundant power sources
- Multiple network carriers
- On-site professional staff
- SAS 70 Type II compliant
- Tier 3 classification
- 30”? raised floor
- Advanced canopy cold row cooling
- VESDA smoke detection system
- 24×7 security and digital video surveillance
This data center is located close to our corporate offices and most of our senior level management. We understand the sensitive nature of these moves and are committed to do everything possible to ensure a smooth transition. We feel that this strategic move is the best long term solution for our shared hosting clients.
Director of IT Matt McBride said, “We are excited to bring all of our shared hosting servers here to the C7 Data Center facility. The proximity of C7 to our corporate headquarters will be one additional advantage to better serve our clients and demonstrate our ongoing commitment to them.”
The migration will improve server performance for all of our existing shared hosting clients. We will be using newer server hardware and have the ability to repair hardware issues more rapidly. We will also be using a newer Linux file system that is proven to provide a more stable kernel leading to higher up-time and lower resource utilization.