This is a notification to let you know that we will be performing a complete upgrade for all US Web Hosting servers.
The upgrade will start from the end of April 2013.
The upgrade will involve server moves and as such slight downtime due to DNS propagation (for visitors who visited your website recently). For clients who are not using our nameservers for your domain, we suggest you to use them to minimize the downtime.
We will make further announcement on this in the coming days and weeks.
The aim of the upgrade is to achieve:-
– Performance Improvements
– Security Improvements
– Feature Improvements
Here are the major highlights of the upgrade:-
Solid State Drives (SSD)
We will be switching all Web Hosting servers from the current 15K SA-SCSI Hard Drives to the latest Solid State Drives (SSD), which will give a huge performance boost to your website.
CageFS (by CloudLinux) is a virtualized file system which will isolate each hosting account to their own “cage” complete with their own file system, etc. This is a huge improvement to the security of our shared hosting platform as a client can no longer detect the presence of another client on the server.
PHP Selector (by CloudLinux) allows you to choose your own PHP version and extension on a per-account basis. You can choose to use any of the available PHP versions including 5.2.x, 5.3.x and 5.4.x directly within your cPanel with us.
We will be replacing the regular MySQL (by Oracle) with Percona Server 5.5.x, which is a drop-in replacement for MySQL and it is 100% compatible with all current MySQL databases. Percona MySQL is more than 40% faster than MySQL which will give you better performance without sacrificing compatibility.
As some of you may be aware, a very new version of cPanel broke the CDN Manager which is used to configure the CDN and purge the CDN cache. We are happy to say that the CDN Manager will work properly as soon as the upgrade is completed.
Lower Amount of Clients Per Server
Along with the upgrade, we will be reducing the number of clients per server and this will result in improved performance for you.
We hope you are as excited as us regarding this upgrade and we thank you for your patience and understanding for any inconvenience that may occur during the upgrade. .