To ring in the new year, Ashworth Consulting is upgrading its hosting infrastructure to support a highly stable cloud architecture for hosting your websites and applications. In short, this will allow us to scale up your storage and bandwidth needs indefinitely. More importantly, without any downtime for hardware changes during upgrades.
This new platform is being rolled out as we speak and data will begin to be migrated for you free of charge to our new systems as soon as the second week of January 2010. We’ll handle copying of the data and make sure your website is accessible on the new system with all passwords intact.
We’re all extremely excited for this network-wide upgrade and will communicate often through our website on changes happening to our systems, so subscribe to this website via email to the right and you’ll receiving a nightly digest of changes to this website.
This update introduce enhanced processing capabilities, additional bandwidth providers being added to our list of internet sources for hosting your website, RAID-10 hard drive redundancy and the ability to add additional storage, memory and bandwidth resources without experiencing any major downtime as traditional methods would have required.
In fact, we’re upgrading all existing accounts to a larger storage at no additional cost to you. It’s our way of saying “thank you” for sticking with us as we grew our company over the last 10 years. There is a small catch, however…
This migration will require an IP address change. If you’re a shared hosting client (with a single account) and already pointing to our public nameservers for hosting, no change will be required for you. Not a moment of downtime is expected for this switch. However, if you’re a reseller or dedicated customer with custom nameservers (ie., ns1.yourdomain.com), some DNS changes will be necessary on your part in order to avoid any downtime.
Our knowledgeable support staff will be happy to handle the changes for you with no involvement on your part, provided you open a support ticket with your domain registration company’s login information. Once we have this, they’ll be able to make the necessary changes within minutes.
The final DNS change will be made on a Friday late at night to allow for DNS propagation over the weekend.
We truly feel this is in the best interest of all of our clients and will serve the web hosting needs of our clients for years to come in terms of uptime, speed and reliability. If you have any questions, feel free to get in touch with our staff for questions to be answered in a speedy manner.
Thanks, as always, for being a valued Ashworth Consulting customer and we look forward to providing you with exceptional service in 2010!