MWW is improving our web server infrastructure. Upgrades to begin tonight.
In our continued efforts to improve our service to our customers, Montague WebWorks is about to embark on our biggest server technology upgrade in almost three years.
Step One in this journey will be to upgrade the Operating System of our main "host" server, from Windows Server 2008 R2 to Windows Server 2012 (with a plan to do another upgrade to 2016 sometime next year). In order to do that safely, we must first make backups of everything. This will take about six hours, and requires that all websites be shut down during the duration of the backup. Then we must again shut everything down while we do the actual upgrade. Here is the shutdown schedule:
What This Accomplishes
Upgrading our Host server allows us to provide more resources to our Guest servers (aka a VM, or Virtual Machines), which is where our individual web servers actually reside. It also improves the security infrastructure, increases the server-to-server bandwidth, and provides many other improvements, which we won't go into here. This upgrade is the first step in our multi-step upgrade plan.
Step Two in our upgrade plan will be to create a new VM for our RocketFusion websites using the very latest version of everything involved in hosting websites, including:
Once the new VM is up and running and the dust has settled, we will continue the upgrades and improvements on the RocketFusion server:
We hope to have all that work done by the end of October, just in time to launch a few big websites, including the Town of Montague, MA.
BTW, don't forget our TENTH ANNIVERSARY party is on Saturday, Octber 14th at the Millers Falls Rod and Gun Club. Follow the link for more details.
We have a second Virtual Machine, which we use to host all our community websites, our One Page Quickies, our static websites, and our "Deals" platform, which includes Taste of the Seacoast Magazine's Discount Deals website.
Montague WebWorks' customers will now be hosted on incredibly fast servers, with improved website administrative capabilities and next to ZERO downtime.
We are always looking at how we can improve our services, and bring you more value. We have planned all this now so as to be in a better position to host your sites this coming holiday season, be it for expanding your selling options, or simply for having a faster server to handle the extra traffic this time of the year brings.
Additionally, Montague WebWorks will be launching a large marketing campaign starting this December, and we need to get this work out of the way now so we can focus on the expected onslaught of new customers!
As always, we appreciate your business, and wish only for everyone's continued success.
Thanks again, and we hope to see you at the anniversary party on Saturday, October 14.
Posted: to WebWorks News on Mon, Sep 4, 2017
Updated: Mon, Sep 4, 2017