Due to performance issues on Web217 we are going to migrate it to faster hardware on March 7th between 2pm and 4pm UTC.

The server’s main IP will change from 85.17.88.169 to 75.126.173.134

If you’re using WebFaction’s DNS servers for all your domains then you don’t need to do anything.

If you’re using non-WebFaction DNS servers for some of your domains then you will have to update their A records yourself. We will leave a proxy running on the old server for 5 days to redirect all HTTP and HTTPS traffic to the new server.

We’ll update this post as the work progresses.

Update 2014-03-07 13:00 UTC: The migration is starting now.

Update 2014-03-07 15:21 UTC: The migration is taking a bit longer than planned and we are still syncing the data to the new machine.

Update 2014-03-07 19:22 UTC: The migration is now over. If you experience any issues with your sites open a ticket and we’ll look into it asap. We have setup a proxy on the old server to redirect all HTTP and HTTPS traffic to the new server. The proxy will stay for 5 days.

Update 2014-03-09 21:53 UTC: Due to a mistake with the previous migration we are going to migration the machine on March 10th between 06:00pm and 08:00pm UTC.  The server’s main IP will change from 75.126.173.134 to 37.58.75.253.

Update 2014-03-10 18:02 UTC: The migration is starting now.

Update 2014-03-10 19:41 UTC: The migration is now over. If you experience any issues with your sites open a ticket and we’ll look into it asap. We have setup a proxy on the old server to redirect all HTTP and HTTPS traffic to the new server. The proxy will stay for 5 days