Hello everyone, if you are reading this, you are viewing the website on the new server! It’s not actually a server though, FATXplorer now runs in a cluster environment (also known as “cloud hosting”). The same technology powering Microsoft’s Azure now powers FATXplorer. This is important for several reasons:

  • Downtime should be nonexistent. You may have noticed a lot of downtime over the past few months. This was not the fault of FATXplorer, but the declining quality in the previous host’s servers.
  • All of the latest technologies are available for development. The previous host wasn’t really¬†keeping things up to date.
  • It costs less overall.

Just so you know, the initial downtime this past week was not caused by the server migration. Something happened on the previous host’s server and every time the host fixed the problem, a new one would appear. Things weren’t getting better, so the migration, initially scheduled for early summer, was executed immediately. Downtime wasn’t planned, but unfortunately, the unstable server on the previous host didn’t make things easy.

With the website now stable, work will soon resume on the FATXplorer v3.0 beta. Customers (and those who have shown interest) will be sent an email about the beta when it’s ready. It’ll be a major improvement over v2.5 and planning is underway for a website redesign to go with the v3.0 launch.

 

Thank you for reading. There may be sporadic downtime over the next few days while work is being done on parts of the site, but major downtime should be a thing of the past.

If you notice anything broken or something that looks off, please leave a comment on this post.

Lastly, Arvixe web hosting is no longer recommended.