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