Server Update Rollout

My apologies for the lack of server schedules last Friday, my father went in for shoulder surgery, and I was asked to bring a message Sunday at the church he pastor’s so got a little sidetracked on message prep! But Dad is doing much better and life is all slowly calming down (now if only our heat wave would end, I’d be set!) šŸ™‚

On with the server news though, as noted not all servers are up for this new setup – but they have some fun coming during Customer Appreciate Month with all other servers – so stay tuned for that coming up VERY soon! Each server will have an estimated 2 hour outage, now this may end up beingĀ considerablyĀ less! But adding some additional time just in case something comes up during upgrades.

  • Praise: August 24th – 11pm (Pacific)
  • Solomon: August 31 – 11pmĀ (Pacific)
  • Sputnik: September 1 – 11pmĀ (Pacific)

Now more goodies are coming over the Customer Appreciation Month, few new additions to services and some additional resources, building the final plan for the 4 weeks of fun! Hope to have a lot of goodies for everyone new and old to enjoy, and for all customers a little somethingĀ special, where I can wing it! So stay tuned! If you aren’t already join me on Facebook, Twitter, the Newsletter or the YouTube Channel which should be updated this week too!

Again thanks for your patience! Stay tuned for more goodies to follow!

Updates Tonight

Across all servers doing some software updates, may cause brief outages (~5 minutes) as things restart/refresh with new versions, some security, some performance adjustments as well as the ground work to new firewall configurations!

If you feel your site is out for an extended period of time, please do not hesitate to open a trouble ticket. Prayers and Patience Appreciated.

Welcome to the New Blog!

I have been working on re-locating the blog to it’s own space for some time, may not seem like a big to-do, but I wanted to achieve a few goals:

  • Off location of major segments of FlockHosting servers – so if even FLOCKHOSTING.COM were to be offline, the site would continue to function so I could spread updates.
  • Multi-Media & Storage – Great for tips, guides, and resources provided by other members.
  • Easy to Tie in Social Networking – Facebook and Twitter are the two key areas tied in here, which in time I hope to grow and do specials specifically to each.

The blog does carry it’s own look, the new FlockHosting.com should be online soon with all sorts of new options and information, not to mention it’s own look and feel – so stay tuned! More things are on the way!

Faith Outage

I do apologize for the outage this morning, the team at the datacenter worked to try and resolve the problems as quickly as possible – sadly the issue wasn’t as clear-cut as one would hope in getting a server back online, several solutions were tried and seemed to work briefly – thus why some of you may of noticed things come back online, only to go offline again.

The latest fix appears to be the ticket, they of course as well as me are watching the issue closely – I do apologize for not putting information up on the outage as it happened, last night after a few months of mixed sleep, I got to sleep early, and apparently deep enough to sleep thru alarms going off that a server was down – thankfully I do have a team who keeps an eye on the servers and they were working on it even then, just no way to throw you guys updates.

I do appreciate the continued patience of folks as these moves/hardware issues have happened – I am very blessed with some amazing customers! If you have any questions about the outage or are having ANY problems, as always feel free to open a ticket.

Server Software Uprades

More upgrades are underway this week for security/stability and dare I say some enhancements, no long-term service outages, websites/email should see temporary “blink” outs which will be very minimal as services restart to new versions.

I am also looking to launch the official release of Ruby on Rails, but I am re-vamping the newsletter for the 3rd time with some of the new news, and should have it out for sure this week, granting I am not struck by lightning šŸ˜‰