Service update and SSD storageOctober 4, 2016
We are happy to announce that we have successfully migrated all our servers from slow SATA drives to SAMSUNG SSD drives (in RAID).
Previously, only our MySQL database storage was running off of SSD drives, and it wasn’t fast enough to keep up with bursts of traffic, causing websites to load extremely slow during peak hours.
Past few days have been the worst, especially with a rogue Bhutanese android app hammering our servers 24/7 downloading RSS feeds from multiple websites hosted with us.
We have also made some changes and upgraded the below software on our shared hosting servers:
- Apache – serving dynamic content (PHP, Perl)
- PHP 5.6 (Upgraded from 5.5)
With the new SSD drives and changes in software, server load and page load times have been drastically reduced.
We’d like to sincerely apologize for any downtime caused during the migration.
If you have any issues with your sites owing to the above changes, please contact us.