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Web Server Upgrades to Windows Server 2016

17 March 2017 - Posted by Doug, in Network Announcements

Over the next few months, our servers will be upgrading all our Shared Hosting Web Servers, going from Windows Server 2012 R2 to Windows Server 2016. This will allow customers to take advantage of many new features, including faster page loading times. To prevent long downtime for any customers, each current web server will be cloned, and after exhaustive testing, the Clone Servers will switch over to Production Servers.

By implementing the upgrades in this fashion it allows us to perform the upgrades without impacting customers websites on and off during the period. Once the upgrade is complete, there will be a short "Outage" of around 3 minutes, whilst the final changes are put in place. These works will begin on 20th March 2017, are expected to take 6 to 8 weeks in test and trials (all of this will not affect your websites) and finally the 3 minutes outage when the servers are switched to Windows Server 2016.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact support. 
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mySQL Database Server Upgrades - January 2016

08 January 2016 - Posted by Trace, in Network Announcements

Starting the week of 18th January 2016 we will begin updating mySQL Database Servers running mySQL 5.5 to mySQL 5.6.

Commencement of work:
Start Date: 18th January 2016

Service Impact:
Upgrades will take place out of hours between 6am and 8am to reduce impact to customers whose databases may be unavailable for up to 10 minutes during upgrades.

There should be no impact to web site applications that use mySQL Databases, but you are advised to check any applications that use mySQL Databases are compatible with mySQL 5.6. 
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Windows Shared Hosting Server Updates

10 December 2015 - Posted by Trace, in Network Announcements

Our server technical team will be carrying out Windows Updates to Windows Shared Hosting Servers during the times set out below.

Start of work - At Risk period:
Start Date: 10th December 2015

End of work - At Risk period:
Risk End Date: 11th December 2015

Times work will be carried out:
Start Time: 06:00
End Time: 10:00

Service Impact:
Servers will need to be rebooted after updates are applied.

Reason:
Microsoft release Windows Servers patches on the second Tuesday of each month. These updates fix security vulnerabilities, performance and other issues.

After testing the latest updates we roll out Windows updates to all our Windows Shared Hosting Servers during off-peak times.
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Managed Cloud Server Updates

10 December 2015 - Posted by Trace, in Network Announcements

Our server technical team will be carrying out Windows Updates to Managed Cloud Servers during the times set out below.

Start of work - At Risk period:
Start Date: 10th December 2015

End of work - At Risk period:
Risk End Date: 11th December 2015

Times work will be carried out:
Start Time: 06:00
End Time: 10:00

Service Impact:
Servers will need to be rebooted after updates are applied.

Reason:
Microsoft release Windows updates and patches on the second Tuesday of each month. These updates fix security vulnerabilities, performance and other issues.

After testing the latest updates we roll out Windows updates to all Managed Cloud Servers during off-peak times.
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Domain Name Prices March 2015

09 February 2015 - Posted by Doug, in Network Announcements

Updated Domain Registration Pricing
Announcement 9th February 2015

Effective from 1st March 2015 we will be altering some of our domain registration prices. For a few years now, we have absorbed price increases for domain name costs, but regrettably some domain name extensions have being going up in price. Many factors have increased the price we can pay for domain name registrations, including prices set by domain registries, increasing costs for credit card transactions, and how the US Dollar fares against UK Pound Sterling.

Whilst some domain name renewals remain unchanged, there have been some slight increases we need to implement. Our prices for domain name registrations still remain very competitive and in many cases, remain the cheapest in the UK. Also, unlike some providers there are no "hidden extras" and annual renewal costs are always presented up front and in a transparent way. Prices shown below are in UK Pound Sterling. Domain prices quoted are for web hosting customers based in the United Kingdom. We DO NOT provide web hosting to countries outside of the United Kingdom.

1 YEAR REGISTRATIONS -
.uk 1 year @7.50 - Price HELD
co.uk 1 year @7.50
.com 1 year @12.50
.net 1 year @12.50
.org.uk 1 year @7.50
.org 1 year @13.75 - Price HELD
.info 1 year @12.50

2 YEAR REGISTRATIONS -
.uk 2 year @13.75 - Price HELD
co.uk 2 year @11.00
.com 2 year @22.00
.net 2 year @22.00
.org.uk 2 year @11.00
.org 2 year @25.95 - Price HELD
.info 2 year @22.00

3 YEAR REGISTRATIONS -
.uk 3 year @19.25 - Price HELD
co.uk 3 year @16.50
.com 3 year @31.00
.net 3 year @31.00
.org.uk 3 year @16.50
.org 3 year @34.50 - Price HELD
.info 3 year @31.00

5 YEAR REGISTRATIONS -
.uk 5 year @29.95 - Price HELD
co.uk 5 year @25.00
.com 5 year @51.50
.net 5 year @51.50
.org.uk 5 year @25.00
.org 5 year @55.25 - Price HELD
.info 5 year @51.50

10 YEAR REGISTRATIONS -
.uk 10 year @54.25 - Price HELD
co.uk 10 year @49.50
.com 10 year @101.50
.net 10 year @101.50
.org.uk 10 year @49.50
.org 10 year @104.25 - Price HELD
.info 10 year @101.50
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