From Thursday April 21st ns3.webfaction.com will point to 126.96.36.199 (instead of 188.8.131.52 currently).
If you own any domains and use our DNS servers then you may have given the previous IP address to your domain registrar. If that is the case then we recommend that you update the IP address in your registrar’s control panel as soon as possible (you don’t have to wait until Wednesday). Since we are changing the IP address of just one of our 4 DNS server there is no danger of your website or emails being inaccessible while you make the change.
Some registrars only ask for the DNS servers names not their IP addresses. If that’s the case with your registrar then you don’t need to do anything.
You can find more information about our DNS servers here: http://docs.webfaction.com/user-guide/domains.html#pointing-your-domain-to-webfaction-s-servers
Web193 will be taken down on Wednesday, April 13th at 22:00UTC for a RAID card replacement. Expected downtime will be approximately 3 hours. We will update this post as the maintenance progresses.
2011-04-13 22:45 UTC: Maintenance on web193 has begun.
2011-04-13 23:15 UTC: Maintenance is still in progress.
2011-04-14 00:00 UTC: Maintenance is still in progress.
2011-04-14 01:00 UTC: We’ve reached the end of the scheduled maintenance window and the server is back online and responding to requests.
Web193 went offline shortly after its disks went read only. We are aware of the issue and currently working to bring it online. We will post more info as it develops.
[12:31 UTC] The server is back-online.
[01:05 UTC] We are extending investigation as the disks have once again went read-only. We will post more info as it develops.
[02:27 UTC] We are currently running fsck.
[04:12 UTC] The server is back online.