New Server Upgrade Coming SoonMay 30th, 2017 9:00 am
Here at Avallo we pride ourselves on providing our clients with access to our highly reliable hosting environment, which we have been using for the past 4 years. As we grow, we want to upgrade our server so we can provide this to even more clients.
Our hardware has actually only crashed once in the last 4 years, and it was down for only a short period of time - however we have had issues with DNS lookups due to other DNS servers going down between our clients in Minnesota and our Name Servers. To help alleviate this, we will be implementing a new system where we use three NameServers from 3 different physical locations.
We are transferring all accounts to new Solid State hard drives. This means that reading and writing files on the web server will be much faster, and the process of loading a web page for one of your website visitors involves reading from many files, so we expect to see a faster time to first byte (TTFB), causing faster load times.
We will also be modifying all instances of our web server to implement HTTP/2, allowing visitor’s web browsers to load websites more quickly.
While we have not had any issues with viruses in the past 6 years, we will be implementing a system that has even more strict permission management as it comes natively in our new environment.
If you host email with us, we have had a few issues recently with email delivery that arise from when one of our clients has their password stolen (usually from a phishing scheme), and their email account is hijacked and used to send spam. To resolve this issue, we are implementing a robust outbound spam filter.
For our clients who we have registered your domain name for you - we will handle everything for you internally. For our clients who we do not have access to your registrar, we will be reaching out to you individually to either request access or work with you to let you know our new name servers and/or IP Address(s).
Using our NameServers
If you are not already using our NameServers and you would like gain this new reliability / speed upgrade for any of your domains we are hosting as a free addon, we would also replicate any DNS Zone Records you need as a part of your hosting package.