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New Dedicated Server With 64GB RAM Live!

Dear Customer,


SunShell Hosting, in hosting business since 2006, has always one step ahead in bringing latest server technologies, hardware and software for the stable hosting platform.  We are completing 5 years in business this month. On this 5th anniversary, we are investing on a high end dedicated server for the smooth functioning of our client’s website and to accommodate the fast growing number of clients.


We will be transferring all Shared, Reseller and Master Reseller accounts to this new server from Monday. If you have a VPS or Dedicated Server with us, you can ignore this announcement.



New server configuration
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Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2620 @ 2.00GHz (6 Cores, 12 Threads, 2.5GHz Turbo),
64GB DDR-3 ECC
Hardware RAID 10 Controller
4x2TB SATA Hard disks
1GBPS Uplink Port
Dallax TX
SSAE16 Datacenter, USA ; with ping 0 to 2ms from USA



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Yes, you read it correctly, it is 64GB (Sixty Four) DDR 3 Ram! The processor is one of the latest Enterprise grade processor and we have a total of 8TB hard disk connected in array for RAID 10 configuration.


RAID is a method of storing information on multiple hard disks for greater protection and performance. RAID 10 combines the advantages of RAID 0 and RAID 1 in one single system. It provides security by mirroring all data on a secondary set of disks while using striping across each set of disks to speed up data transfers. RAID 10 works by striping and mirroring the data across at least two disks. Mirroring, or RAID 1, means writing the data to two or more disks at the same time. Even if one disk fails completely, the mirror preserves the information. Striping, or RAID 0, means breaking the data up into chunks and writing the chunks to different disks in succession. It improves performance because the computer can get data off more than one disk simultaneously. By using a dedicated hardware ( Hardware RAID Controller) for RAID, the read/write speed increases dramatically.


Does this means you don’t have to take your own backups of account? No, all users must have their own local copies of the backups for additional protection of your data.



We will be merging the server where your accounts are hosted, with this new server so that you can take advantage of our new server



I am sure you may have some questions on your mind right now. Let me clear it.


Q. Do I have to move my sites?
A. No, you do not have to do anything. We’ll do the account transfer

Q. When will you start account transfer?
A. We will be starting account transfer on 19th November 2012, Monday.


Q. Is there any downtime or data loss?
A. No, there won’t be any downtime or data loss as we are backing up accounts using cPanel’s inbuilt backup functions which will back up everything including files, mails, databases, configurations etc.



Q. Do I have to change my nameservers or nameserver ips?
A. If you are using our nameservers, then you do not have to worry about changing it. We will update the IPs of those nameservers once transfer is complete. If you are using your own nameservers/private nameservers, you will have to update its IPs once the transfer is completed. We will email you the IP information in the next email.



Q. How long it will take to transfer all accounts?
A. Unfortunately, we do not have a timeframe as it depends on a lot of factors like network traffic, cpu and ram usage, account size etc. However, you can help us by deleting unwanted files and dummy domains from your account. We request you to remove any cPanel backup files hosted in your account once you download it to your PC so that your accounts can be copied easily.



Q. What is the new server ip address?
A. Please use this IP for pinging -  192.211.56.130



Q. I have a dedicated IP. How do I get a new Ip on the new server?
A. Once transfer is completed; please contact us so that we can assign you a new ip.


 

Ping results
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Access to other premium networks

Softlayer (Dallas)
PING speedtest.dal01.softlayer.com (74.86.116.210) 56(84) bytes of data.
64 bytes from speedtest.dal01.softlayer.com (74.86.116.210): icmp_seq=1 ttl=59 time=1.14 ms
64 bytes from speedtest.dal01.softlayer.com (74.86.116.210): icmp_seq=2 ttl=59 time=1.43 ms
64 bytes from speedtest.dal01.softlayer.com (74.86.116.210): icmp_seq=3 ttl=59 time=1.29 ms

Rackspace (Dallas)
dfw.loadbalancers.api.rackspacecloud.com
PING dfw.loadbalancers.api.rackspacecloud.com (174.143.139.141) 56(84) bytes of data.
64 bytes from 174.143.139.141: icmp_seq=1 ttl=59 time=2.21 ms
64 bytes from 174.143.139.141: icmp_seq=2 ttl=59 time=2.22 ms
64 bytes from 174.143.139.141: icmp_seq=3 ttl=59 time=2.44 ms

 

Level3
PING 4.68.63.145 (4.68.63.145) 56(84) bytes of data.
64 bytes from 4.68.63.145: icmp_seq=1 ttl=61 time=1.89 ms
64 bytes from 4.68.63.145: icmp_seq=2 ttl=61 time=1.18 ms

Nlayer
ae1-50g.ar1.dfw1.us.nlayer.net  (69.31.63.126)
PING 69.31.63.126 (69.31.63.126) 56(84) bytes of data.
64 bytes from 69.31.63.126: icmp_seq=1 ttl=58 time=2.72 ms
64 bytes from 69.31.63.126: icmp_seq=2 ttl=58 time=2.21 ms

Cogent
te8-3.mpd01.dfw03.atlas.cogentco.com (66.28.4.174)
PING 66.28.4.174 (66.28.4.174) 56(84) bytes of data.
64 bytes from 66.28.4.174: icmp_seq=1 ttl=252 time=0.879 ms
64 bytes from 66.28.4.174: icmp_seq=2 ttl=252 time=0.923 ms

TW Telecom
dal2-pr2-xe-1-2-0-0.us.twtelecom.net (66.192.240.94)
PING 66.192.240.94 (66.192.240.94) 56(84) bytes of data.
64 bytes from 66.192.240.94: icmp_seq=1 ttl=60 time=1.36 ms
64 bytes from 66.192.240.94: icmp_seq=2 ttl=60 time=1.39 ms

 

If you have any questions, please free to contact us.


Best Regards
SunShell Hosting