MX01 SmarterMail Upcoming Scheduled Maintenance

We will be updating our MX01 server to the latest build of SmarterMail on Saturday April 2nd at 10PM MST. We expect the upgrade to take about 20 – 30 minutes. This is a new major version, SmarterMail v15 that introduces new features and many improvements!

  • Support for IMAP Quota extension, allows your email client to know your current usage and alert you when you are close to disk space limit or over it
  • Web interface now has a disk space indicator bar that gives you a quick glance of your disk space usage
  • Improvements to ActiveSync
  • Major improvements to handling contacts
  • Major improvements to Exchange Web Services
  • Numerous other improvements

Along with many other improvements and fixes. For full changelog and release notes, please visit the SmarterTools site at https://www.smartertools.com/smartermail/release-notes

Scheduled Date: 04-03-2016
Scheduled Time:
 4:00 AM – 4:30 AM UTC
Max Outage Duration: 30 Minutes

If you have any questions or concerns please contact our support department.

Thank you again for choosing ASPnix as your web hosting provider!

How to upgrade Fedora 21 to Fedora 23?

While were try to bring all latest and greatest images/templates to our VPS services, you might still sometimes find a slightly outdated versions of OS Templates installed. It’s rather easy to upgrade the system and this KB shows step by step how to upgrade Fedora 21 to Fedora 23 using new DNF upgrade plugins (a recommended way to upgrade by Fedora Project).

Step 1

yum update -y && restart

Step 2

yum install dnf dnf-plugin-system-upgrade -y

Step 3

dnf system-upgrade download –releasever=23 -y

Step 4

dnf system-upgrade reboot

Once the system is restarted and you get your ping back, login to your new and updated Fedora 23. Note that it might take about 5 minutes for this restart to complete.

It’s time to get to know new DNF package manager.

More details about upgrade on Fedora Project Wiki.

SmarterStats major upgrade completed

We are very pleased to announce that we have upgraded our SmarterStats services to the latest version available. This major upgrade brings many new features, performance enhancements, more in-depth reporting and SEO tuning features to help your websites perform at their best, and obtain the best SEO ranking! This was a seamless upgrade and all existing stat sites have been reprocessed by the upgraded SmarterStats engine to take advantage of the new and improved features.

For more information about what is new in SmarterStats upgrade, please see the SmarterStats “What’s New” page.

If you have any questions regarding this upgrade please contact our support department.

Thank you again for choosing ASPnix as your Windows web hosting provider!

USA Microsoft SQL Server Maintenance

Hello,

Friday evening (Saturday morning) starting at midnight (12:00AM) MST we will be migrating our ANAXA-SQLD SQL server to a brand new server. Our new SQL server sports more RAM, and much more CPUpower. Users should see a 5x – 6x performance increase from the current configuration.

Please plan for up-to 3 hours of downtime, during this time your Microsoft SQL database will be unavailable.

Thank you for your understanding and patience. We will update this thread with more information as needed.

Thank you again for choosing ASPnix!

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