Server Upgrades and Relocation
7/22/2009 in ClearCheckbook News
I wanted to give everyone a heads up that we will be upgrading and moving our server soon. There are a few reasons for this update.
1. We will be upgrading the server itself by nearly doubling the RAM to 12 GB and putting dual 1.5 TB hard drives in it. This will help really speed things up on the site.
2. We are going to be rebuilding the software side of the server to speed things up and eliminate all those random crashes that were occurring.
3. We are physically moving the server from Las Vegas, NV to Los Angeles, CA to a new hosting facility that provides much more bandwidth than we currently have.
All three of those combined will help make the site much faster and reliable.
Some time over the next few days we will be moving the site to a temporary server where it will remain while we physically upgrade and move the server. We shouldn't be on this temporary server for more than a few days and it has enough power to handle our traffic in the mean time.
There is no expected downtime during this transition and I'll keep you posted on the progress.