Upgrading of all servers of Instant Web

Upgrading of all servers of Instant Web

THIS IS A VERY IMPORTANT MESSAGE AND SHOULD NOT BE IGNORED IF YOU HOST DEDICATED SERVERS, VIRTUAL PRIVATE SERVERS, RESELLERS SERVERS, SOFTWARES, EMAILS, BOTS, OR SECONDARY VPN SERVERS, GAMING SERVERS OR REROUTED WEBSITES WITH INSTANT WEB (PTY) LTD, INSTANT BILLING, INSTANT WEBSITES OR ANY OF OUR RESELLERS.

Please take notice that Instant Web (Pty) Ltd completed the build of the new servers for the purpose to migrate to new operating systems due to the fact that CENTOS decided to end its product offering end of December 2021 and that the City Fan Repositories, Centos Repositories, and servers that is still on CENTOS 6 & 7 became unstable and are no longer maintained by the providers.

The issues was discovered by Mr. Rubeus during an upgrade to allow CALDAV, Calendar-CSS and other necessary software to enhance our artificial intelligence Chat Bots and other integrations such as cPanel upgrades which cause failures when implemented. This was confirmed by cPanel that the City Fan repositories cause major issues and that Centos are no longer maintained. This is also confirmed here: https://wiki.centos.org/About/Product. We will not go over to Centos Stream as every upgrade from Centos required intensive re-installation.

It was decided to implement new servers using SDD drives and will no longer be provisioned with the older hard drives. The new servers use AlmaLinux as the main operating system and all VPS servers will be provisioned using AlmaLinux as base OS.

This servers has been built over the 8 days and all older servers will be migrated from tonight 27-08-2021 20h00 following right through the next two weeks until all servers are migrated.

Please be aware that we will experience downtime for the first time since 2004 during the migration period for up to one day at a time. Websites can experience outages, email delivery possibly interrupted and can lead to lost of emails both incoming and stored online.

However, we will try to limit this as much as possible. There is suffice backups for up to 10 days if anything go wrong during the migration and will be restored to the day before any failure in case that it is required. You can download your own backups from the dashboard by logging into https://instantbilling.co.za/clientarea.php > Products/Services and then click on the gear icon of the hosted account, select backups and download the entire website or server.

The positive side to all of this is that you will be hosted on the latest technologies, website loading speeds will increase and Instant Web will be able to offer additional services that is lacking for over 5 years now.

 

I thank you for your patience and understanding. You can contact me over WhatsApp or Telegram if you got urgent inquiries regarding this upgrade.



Friday, August 27, 2021





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