Because some of our servers are reaching end-of-life (which means no more security patches or bug fixes are available), we are in the process of relocating many of our client’s websites/emails etc to new and vastly improved dedicated servers. Our new servers are hosted by M247 in a secure and environmentally controlled Tier 3 data centre.
If you are a client of ours and we host your services on one of our legacy servers, we will be in touch with you directly to discuss migration plans specific to you. This is because scenarios vary considerably.

Migration Preparation

Since the start of the year, we have been making preparations ready for the migration and we have upgraded all our hosted and managed websites to ensure they will function correctly on PHP 7.0 at the very least.

In the spring, we sought the assistance of M247 server engineers to ensure we correctly specified our new servers based on our current loads, disc usage and processing power requirements. We also made the engineers aware that future-proofing our servers as much as possible was important for both us and our clients.

High-Spec Servers

We are pleased to announce our new enterprise-class Linux servers (currently running CloudLinux v7.9) have 40 processers at their disposal - all 40 processors are Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU’s (E5-2630 v4 @ 2.20GHz). Each server also has at least 32GB DDR3 1333 RAM and a 512gb SSD HDD and can support unlimited traffic.

Improved Security

In terms of security, M247’s infrastructure hardware offers Anti-DDoS protection and complete Unified Threat Management (UTM). Whilst at server level, we also utilise ImunifyAV and the CFS software Firewall.

Improved Backups

Our new servers are now backed up daily with R1Soft. R1Soft offer incremental backups that are performed at the block level, shortening backup windows and reducing disk space and network I/O.

Migrations

Migrations are taking place from July to October 2022. We will be in touch with our clients on an individual basis. The migration itself is free of charge.