Date – 04/02/2012 – We are about to begin updating our Debian servers to the new distribution. This is something we must do because the distribution we are currently running has been deprecated and is no longer supported with security updates. We generally try to wait as long as possible between upgrades as changing distributions will sometimes have an adverse affect on some hosted web pages. We will endeavour to test all of the pages we can, but we cannot test every function of every site we host, so there may be some breakage we do not find. If you have a website which ceases to function or starts to display an error, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 256-547-6817 to let us know. We should be done with updating all of the distributions by Friday, April 6.
As part of the upgrades, we will also cease support for ColdFusion web sites. The version of ColdFusion currently installed on our servers will not run with the distributions, and we do not currently host enough ColdFusion sites to justify purchase of the new version. We will work with those customers who currently have ColdFusion based sites to convert them to PHP or to move them to other hosts. We do apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Our last ColdFusion server will be shutdown on or before April 30, 2012 (before the 30th if all sites have been removed).
Again, if there are any concerns or questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us at email@example.com or by phone at 256-547-6817 or toll free at 877-886-6868.
Update – 04/04/2012 – A glitch in one of the upgrades caused a database server to not respond for about 30 minutes. Our home page was affected as were a few customer sites. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.
Update – 04/10/2012 – All servers have been updated. Our staff is doing a check of hosted sites, but we cannot manually check all functionality of all sites, so if you do find an error or problem on a page we host, please call us at 256-547-6817 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.