As a part of our continuous effort to consistently deliver reliable hosting services, we are upgrading the server hardware with the newly released Intel Xeon Coffee Lake CPU and NVMe SSD disks. To eliminate any downtime during the hardware upgrade, we have configured a new server and will migrate your hosting account(s) to the upgraded server.
Migration Date and Time
We will start the migration on January 13, 2020, at 13:01 (UTC). We will notify you again before starting the migration.
We will keep a copy of your site on the old server until January 18, 2020, to accommodate troubleshooting if needed.
No Downtime Expected
We are not expecting any downtime.
We will perform the migration using cPanel's Express Transfer Tool. This will forward any traffic (HTTP, mail, and others) reaching the old server to the new server immediately after the migration is complete.
What You Need To Do
If you are using the following nameservers, you will not need to change anything:
Nameserver 1: ns-us05.webhostcluster.com
Nameserver 2: ns-us06.webhostcluster.com
If you are not using the above nameservers, please change your nameservers to the above immediately. After January 18, 2020, the old nameservers will no longer work.
If you are using third-party DNS hosting, you will need to change the IP Addresses of your A Records in your DNS control panel after the migration is complete.
If you are using custom nameservers, you will need to change the nameservers' IP Addresses immediately after the migration is complete.
Change of Server Hostname, IP Addresses, and cPanel Login URL
The server's hostname, shared IP, nameservers' IP and white-labeled cPanel/WHM login URL will change. We will provide the IP Addresses after the migration is complete.
The new server is equipped with the new Intel Xeon E-2288G Coffee Lake CPU and NVMe SSD disks. It is the latest Intel Xeon CPU with increased IPC, clock speed, and memory bandwidth than the previous generation E-21xx, E3, and almost all of the E5 CPUs.
The new E-2288G has 8 cores, 16 threads with 5.00 GHz Turbo clock speed, and the old E-2136 has 6 cores, 12 threads with 4.5 GHz Turbo. The NVMe SSD disks provide 7 times disk I/O speed compared to SSDs and 25 times compared to HDDs. Both combined, you should get an overall performance boost in page load times for traffic coming from all over the world.
Here is a performance comparison among E-2288G, E-2136, and some of the best E3 and E5 CPUs:
E-2136 vs E3-1270 v6 vs E5-1650 v4: https://www.cpubenchmark.net/
E-2288G vs E-2136: https://www.
Free Disk I/O Upgrade
The current standard for disk I/O speed is 1 MB/s while we provide 5 MB/s. Your disk I/O speed will be upgraded to 10 MB/s from 5 MB/s after the migration is complete.
Monday, January 6, 2020
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