I’ve gotten the question a few times:
“Why are we migrating again? Didn’t we just do this last year?”
Yes, we did. So why again? Let me explain.
Most of the time servers just “work” but as of late some performance issues, security patches, software upgrades, and customer complaints have led to this new migration.
A year ago we made the big jump not because I wanted to, but because of the power issues we were having with a data center the move was not desired but required. My priority to customers outweighs my need for sleep, funds, and I have a commitment to ensure things run smoothly.
Now things as of late have been mixed, network issues, blacklists, etc. but these come and go, however, a year ago the plan was to make a big move to new hardware with SSD’s. Having everything on the newest CloudLinux/CentOS so we’d have longer lifespans on software and updates – but when you can’t even keep the lights on, and some clients leave? You move.
Why this time?
Honestly? It is time. We jumped from the old configuration to the same exact thing, just different location to get out of a datacenter who couldn’t keep the lights on, we moved to fresh hardware, but the configuration stayed the same.
This time I have planned this out for over 6 months. I’ve toyed with various methods, trying out the new features of cPanel, Cloudlinux, and I have reviewed the hardware out there ensuring that in all 4 servers moving, things will run smoothly, high performance, and have room to expand if needed without having to do another huge migration anytime soon.
Servers Are Closed.
Now, this is some news I didn’t share in the FlockUpdate, but I’ll touch on it here. Grace, Lilly, Church and Fellowship after the migrations are closed. No more accounts will be added to them. I have 3 new servers coming in after next week’s migration, Church Hosting (Sanctuary), WordPress Hosting (Press) and Standard Hosting (Ezra) – these should go online within 2-3 days of the migrations being done and will start accepting customers right away!
Yes, 3 server types! Here’s what each has different:
- Church Hosting – Larger Storage to store church email & files.
- WordPress Hosting – Optimized for WordPress only, no other website types.
- Standard Hosting – The classic does it all platform.
So things should grow nicely into these new servers. I am definitely looking forward to WordPress hosting, going to open it up for more testing after migrations so stay tuned for how you can test it out!
There you have it! The reasons, the plan, I actually wanted to type this out because if I talked about it all in the FlockUpdate, we’d all still be watching it as it’d be hours long! 🙂 If you have any questions about migrations or input what-so-ever, post a comment or get in touch with me!