New Cactus-Mall server
The new server is now configured and I am started to transfer domains to it. If you want to check out the speed you can look at [www.cactus-mall.net
]. Note: it is possible that the domain might not resolve for you yet as the new nameservers were only registered this morning.
New Cactus-Mall Server
After an exhaustive search for a new home for all the Cactus-Mall websites we have identified what seems to be a very suitable server. This server can provide virtually all of what we use at present, plus many more features and with greater capacity and at a lower price. Virtually all the reviews and user comments I can find are very positive.
There is one aspect that gives myself and Yann Cochard, who is working closely with me on this project cause for concern. This is that the server is again in the USA. What we have decided to do during 2008 is to build a second server in the EU (probably UK or France) which could act as a hot standby. This should insure us against any recurrence of the Navisite/Alabanza fiasco.
Yann and I will be transferring all the websites from the Alabanza/ Navisite server during December - one at a time so that we can eliminate any problems as we go. For our customers who need more space and can make good use of it I will be setting up their accounts with double the disk space they are currently allocated
New server update
We had hoped to be signing up for a new server this week, but the one which looked most promising would not allow us the volume of traffic that we need so we are having to follow up further alternatives.