Notification of Website Un-Availability
Beginning Saturday, Apr. 29th, 2023 (Times are mountain standard time,) at 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM, our web-server will be unavailable while I work on switching us to a new web-server.
Why The Switchover
Server memory is being consumed with our current web-server do to heavy traffic, therefore, I’d like to switch us over to a lower memory consumption based web-server.
The server, called NGINX (or just Nginx,) is a smaller web-server which can handle thousands of concurrent connections without heavy server load.
This servers initial purpose was to act as a “Reverse Proxy,” meaning requests from it can be handled via a proxy server or the server could even act as a “Load-balancer server,” allowing it to handle load (to reduce traffic) of a website.
While the server is considered “Multi-Purpose,” we will be using it as just a stand-alone web-server instead.
Site SSL Certificates
All website SSL certificates will be revoked (or invalidated) so that they can be reissued for our new Nginx web-server. As a result of this, you may experience “SSL Connect” error messages while certificates are being reissued. For now, please ignore these messages and continue on to your site as normal.
Sites should be back online by 4:00 PM Saturday, though please allow until 5:00 PM before contacting the support phone system.