Data Center Migration – April 29, 2009

No news is good news as they say, so you haven't heard from me in a long time.  My upstream provider has built a new data center, and tonight is the night for my servers to move to the new location.  The new location has been up and running without any glitches for a couple of months, so I don't expect any issues with the move.

For those customers on "shared" hosting plans, you shouldn't see any difference, for those customers with colocation plans, you will now have better access to the facilities, and there are some bonus perks of conference room space and in general a nicer facility than the old one.

IP addresses will not change, so DNS records and whitelists, etc. don't need to be updated.

The plan is to unplug all of the servers just after 9PM tonight, and they will probably be down for 30-60 minutes. No incoming email will be lost, as the senders' ISPs will retry once the servers come back up.  All email, web and FTP access will be down for this period.