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Power Maintenance at UK Datacenter - 12th April 2024
Posted by Paul Woodland on 06 April 2024 10:26 PM

We have been informed by our datacenter provider of maintenance that will be being performed on the power distribution systems for the rack containing our UK servers. There will be a brief interruption to all UK services whilst this takes place. The window during which is will be performed is 6pm to 7pm on Friday 12th April 2024 (UK timezone, which is currently UTC+1).

We apologise for any disruption caused by this work by the datacenter, and will be monitoring services to ensure they come back up properly afterwards.

As always, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.


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Maintenance at UK Datacenter - Monday 14th November 2022
Posted by Paul Woodland on 10 November 2022 07:02 PM

Due to physical maintenance taking place by our datacenter provider, our UK services will be unavailable for a short period overnight on Monday 14th November. 

The work is scheduled to begin at 01:00 on Monday 14th November, and to be completed by 01:30. All UK services will be unavailable during this period due to the maintenance affecting server electrical power.

We will be monitoring services to ensure that everything comes back up as quickly as possible once they have completed it. The work is being done overnight to minimise the impact to customers.

Services in the US, along with the off-site server status and support pages will continue to work as normal during this period.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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Outage at UK Datacenter
Posted by Paul Woodland on 07 October 2022 05:35 PM

7th October 2022 @ 18:30 UK Time: We have been informed by our provider of an issue at the datacenter affecting our UK servers, which has caused a loss of connectivity to all services based there.

We are awaiting an update from them regarding this issue.

Please accept our apologies for this issue at our provider and the disruption that it is causing.

UPDATE: Services were restored at approximately 18:50 UK Time. We are checking that all servers are working properly after the outage and awaiting further details on the cause from our datacenter provider. Apologies again for the issue tonight.

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.Net 6.0 Rolling Out
Posted by Paul Woodland on 13 November 2021 03:01 PM

We are pleased to announce that we have begun the process of rolling out the latest version of .Net from Microsoft, which they released a few days ago. This will allow our customers to develop in the latest Microsoft technologies for their website.

For customers in our US datacenter, .Net 6.0 is available to use now. 

For customers in our UK datacenter, .Net 6.0 will be available to use when your website is running on Windows Server 2022. Some websites have already been migrated to Windows 2022 and so can use .Net 6.0 straight away. For other websites, the migration date has been sent to you via email. All websites will be migrated by the 22nd November 2021.

.Net 6.0 can be used in the same way as .Net 5.0, by enabling the setting on your website under the "Website Settings" icon in the control panel.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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Problem with UK Web Server Sinope
Posted by Paul Woodland on 26 February 2021 08:02 AM

We are investigating an issue with one of the UK web server's, Sinope, and will post updates as soon as we have them.

UPDATE: We apologise that the sites on this server are offline. There is a serious issue with the web server and we are having to restore the backups taken overnight. We are starting this process now from our off-site backup location and will update here once we have more information.

UPDATE: We are continuing to transfer the backup data from the off-site backup location. We apologise to affected customers that the sites on this server are unavailable whilst this is completed.

UPDATE: The restoration of the data is progressing well and the new server is ready to serve the data when the restoration has been completed. We wish to apologise again for the issues with this server today.

UPDATE: Approximately three quarters of websites are now back online and we are completing work on the rest. Place accept our apologies for the issue with this server today.

RESOLVED: All websites are now back online. If you are still experiencing any issues with websites on this server, please contact us so that we can investigate. We apologise for the time that the sites have been down today whilst we did a complete restore of the server from our off-site backup location.

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PHP 8 is now available
Posted by Paul Woodland on 04 February 2021 01:48 AM

PHP 8 is now available to use on all of our servers! As not all scripts will be compatible yet, we have not made it the default version (this is currently PHP 7.4), but you can choose to switch to it at any time by clicking on the "Website Settings" icon for the domain in our control panel, and choosing it from the PHP versions dropdown box.

If you need any assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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