Plesk Server Migration (Scheduled)
  • Priority - Medium
  • Affecting Server - WindowsHosting
  • We will be migrating all Plesk users to even better hardware later this month to take advantage of some new technologies including:

    Microsoft Windows Server 2016
    IIS 10 with http/2 support
    MS SQL 2016 Web Edition

    Although the current server is still fairly modern we've had some server management challenges with the OS so we've decided the best option for everyone would be to migrate to the latest operating system for servers which was released a few months ago "Microsoft Windows Server 2016"

    All databases will also be upgraded from MS SQL 2014 to MS SQL 2016 and MySQL will go to the latest version of 5.6

    We'll also host Smartermail & MS SQL on their own dedicated servers. Currently Web/Mail/Databases services are all on the same server as per Plesk control panel requirements till now. However this has now changed so we will be moving MS SQL & Smartermail to their own servers which will increase performance of web hosting. Don't worry about having to change your connection strings as we'll setup internal forwarding for the ports such as 1433 (MS SQL) or 25 for SMTP etc.

    All IPs will change, almost all of our customers currently use our name servers meaning we handle all your DNS and won't require to make any changes as we'll do this for you.

    For the small number of customers who host DNS elsewhere here are the new details:

    Old Website Shared IP:
    new Website Shared IP:

    Old Mail IP:
    new Mail IP:

    If you have any issues accessing services after Saturday morning, please open a Helpdesk ticket and we will assist.

  • Date - 05/05/2017 20:00 - 06/05/2017 06:00
  • Last Updated - 01/05/2017 22:26

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