Lilly 2.0

A little over a year ago (July 2014) I posted about the new server Lilly coming online during a busy summer. The name as most know was a hint about my daughter Ms. Lilly Grace coming to join us soon, and join us soon after she did!

Well as she’s gotten a year older this past weekend reaching the big 1, It’s time for Lilly the server to get to 2.0, and this launches this Friday.

If you want to get to the comparison of stats, network, and such well here’s a snapshot of what the current Lilly server has to offer:

CPU model : Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU L5520 @ 2.27GHz
Number of cores : 6
CPU frequency : 1600.000 MHz
Total amount of ram : 10240 MB
Total amount of swap : 2048 MB
Download speed from CacheFly: 17.2MB/s
Download speed from Coloat, Atlanta GA: 1.95MB/s
Download speed from Softlayer, Dallas, TX: 15.6MB/s
Download speed from Softlayer, Seattle, WA: 11.5MB/s
Download speed from Softlayer, San Jose, CA: 7.18MB/s
Download speed from Softlayer, Washington, DC: 9.93MB/s
I/O speed : 51.5 MB/s

Well the new version 2.0 kicks things up a bit, here’s what folks using Lilly & Ruth will have to look forward to:

CPU model : Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E31230 @ 3.20GHz
Number of cores : 8
CPU frequency : 3192.810 MHz
Total amount of ram : 15892 MB
Total amount of swap : 8031 MB
Download speed from CacheFly: 105MB/s
Download speed from Coloat, Atlanta GA: 55.6MB/s
Download speed from Softlayer, Dallas, TX: 106MB/s
Download speed from Softlayer, Seattle, WA: 36.9MB/s
Download speed from Softlayer, San Jose, CA: 46.1MB/s
Download speed from Softlayer, Washington, DC: 21.8MB/s
I/O speed : 62.6 MB/s

Better CPU, More Memory, More Swap, More Speed – This server is a great upgrade, which customers should benefit from greatly! It includes as a standard now CloudLinux – which with cPanel offers folks the ability to roll back PHP versions, MariaDB which shows some great speed improvements, and did I mention speed? 🙂

The plan as it stands (and direct customers on Ruth & Lilly will get emailed later tonight) is as follows:

  1. Monday – Email all customers on Ruth & Lilly about migration.
  2. Tuesday – Address any and all DNS & Software Issues with Customers.
  3. Wednesday – DNS servers adjust TTL to reflect a 5 minute refresh – this will make the move super fast (If you manage your own DNS, contact me for how to adjust these similarly)
  4. Thursday – Final Checks on Lilly 2.0
  5. Friday – Migration begins at 11PM Pacific.
  6. Saturday – Final review & TTL reset to standard 4 hour value.
  7. Sunday – Chuck Rests.

This will be like all migrations quick and painless, but as always if  you notice even a HAIR out-of-place, open a ticket, and let’s get it reviewed, as the spin-down time for this old server is fairly quick, I don’t want to keep the hardware online for longer than needed.

If you have ANY questions about this move, please get in touch. For some customers this won’t mean anything, you just want your website hosted and online, however for others it does mean the extra tools like SSH access, git, and a few other developer requested goodies, so hopefully everyone will get something that is a great addition to their website.

That’s it for now! Have a BLESSED Monday!