Due to our provider filling their current capacity in the datacentre where pear server is hosted, they will be moving to a new private cage in the facility’s new building which is located on the same site. The actual distance will be approximately a 100 meter move across the car park. As part of this move, our provider is upgrading their network as well as making other enhancements.
The actual move will take place between Friday 11th and Monday 14th April, however it is expected that pear server will only be down for 30 minutes whilst it is powered down and taken to the new cage. We have not yet been informed of the specific time during this window when pear server will be moved.
As our UK DNS server (ns1.ghxhosting.com) is located in the same datacentre, it will also be affected by this move, although we anticipate that it will be moved at a different time to pear server. We are expecting that NS1 will be offline for a maximum of 1 hour. This should not cause any noticeable effect, as all DNS requests will just be redirected to our other US East and West Coast based DNS servers during the time that NS1 is offline.
No server IPs or any other details relating to any websites hosted on our servers will change during this move. We will update this post when we have had the actual time/date of the server moves confirmed.