Bandwidth Limits Removed – December 14, 2007

I discovered only yesterday (despite suspicions for a month or two) that when the network was switched a while ago, bandwidth caps had been placed by our ISP. They have been removed, and I was able to hit 80Mbps incoming and outgoing - I don't have a faster connection anywhere else with which to test it. But, for those of you who had noticed the previous 1Mbps cap and not complained, or figured it was your connection, you can be happier now. By the way, this announcement blog has been less useful than I originally imagined, so I doubt there are many folks that read it, but perhaps as the business grows, there will be more information here.

I also suppose it is a good thing that there aren't more announcements here. It has been over a year since our last outage announcement, and there haven't been any unplanned outages in that time. I rebooted a couple times last Saturday to upgrade the kernels and the network, so all of our customers would have seen a couple minutes of outage, and a couple customers would have seen a twenty minute outage (one machine decided to do a file system check during one of the reboots, causing it to take a long time to reboot). I am not particularly happy about that, and most of the customers only saw a couple minutes of outage this year, so it is a lot better than a lot of other hosting places I hear about (and gain customers from).