Sunday 30 June 2013

Upcoming Changes To Our Hosting

As some of you already know our hosting company is in the process of migrating from  a data centre in Cheltenham to one in London, amongst other benefits the move increases network bandwidth from 2 GBps to 10 GBps  (GBps = gigabytes per second).

Given the recent DDOS attacks against a server sharing our rack in Cheltenham that caused us significant network lag I have requested that our server is moved to London early, this will however mean that...

1) The server will be down for a short period for the data to be be transferred, probably around 1-2 hours.

2) We will be assigned a new IP address.

They have advised me that we can have a default (25565) port, making the address you use to connect a lot shorter and meaning that shortly after the move you'll be able to just use... connect, so you won't need to remember the new IP at all!

The new IP assignment is automated so I will not know the new IP in advance.

I'll post updates on here as and when needed so please make sure you bookmark this page!

This will take place on Tuesday (2nd July) at or shortly after 10 am UK time.