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Posted by Serhiy Hryva on 23 February 2017 05:34 PM

GREAT NEWS!

This weekend we will be giving all our customers a major upgrade at no cost. It is more than an upgrade, we are completely replacing our present servers with all brand new, bigger, faster servers, with advanced operating systems.

YOUR WEB SITE IS GETTING A BRAND-NEW SERVER ON FEB 25-26:

Over the weekend of February 25-26, during the overnight hours, we will be migrating all our customer's web sites to our brand-new web servers. Our new servers are the latest generation 900GB DELL/EMC RAID 10 mirrored disc arrays, each configured with 6 300GB Enterprise High Speed Hard Drives.  (900GB x 2) If the above confuses you, please let me explain. 

When your present web site is migrated to your new RAID10 server, instead of having one site, you will really have two identical sites that will act as a single web site.  It is like having identical twins doing the same job.  Just like two hands being better than one, two sites are better than one.  Your twin sites will share the work load so your will site will be faster. In the remote chance that one of your twin sites should fail, your site’s traffic is automatically directed to the good twin until the problem twin is repaired. Your site won’t miss a beat. 

THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW:

  1. The switchover to the new servers should be nearly seamless. We will port forward all relevant traffic (SMTP, POP, IMAP, HTTP, HTTPS) from your present server to your new one so at cutover time there is no issue. Time to Live for all zones will be set to 300, so DNS will update within 5 minutes. Your DNS host names will not change. Only the IP addresses for rock.masscot.com and masscot.webnethost.net will change not the host server names.
  2. Although we are not expecting any problems with the migration, we are moving several hundred web sites, and we will need to upgrade databases on some of the older sites to be compatible with the new servers. In the unlikely event that an issue develops on your site during migration, we ask you to visit your web site on Sunday February 26th and let us know of any issues you find with your site by opening a support ticket with the subject Migration (plus Your Domain Name). We will resolve any reported issues quickly.

BUT WAIT THERE IS MORE – NEW SERVICES COMING SOON! 

NEW - Masscot Premium Cloud Based Spam Control: 

This service can Block 99.98% of all spam and rely on an industry leading false-positive ratio of less than one in 1 a million. You are protected from spam, viruses, and being blacklisted. Details and pricing available March 1.Available Microsoft

Exchange Email Server

Available through a technology partner. (Annual Contract Only)

Mail Channels:

This is included free for your outgoing mail and is already in operation. It checks your outgoing mail and intercepts email that would get you blacklisted. It routes legitimate mail through an   IPs that is allowed by the recipient’s mail server.

NEW Drone Video Photography:

Make your web site jump out and grab attention by adding high definition 4K HD Video to your web site. Masscot has partnered with AMPD Media Productions to provide 4K Video aerial video and photography for your web site. Their professional GPS guided drone, has intelligent built in collision avoidance systems,  can stay airborne for nearly 30 minutes at a time, has a range of over 4 miles, and can hover in place or travel at speeds up to 40 mph.  

The 3-axis remote controlled gimbal mounted camera is steady and produces amazingly steady results.  Their drone is piloted by an FAA licensed commercial drone pilot aided by an assistant and is flown in compliance with all Federal laws.  Regular rate is $200 per hour but between now and Labor Day 2017 AMPD Media services are avail to Masscot customers for only $125 per hour anywhere in SE Massachusetts and all of Rhode Island.  Watch this video by AMPD Media’s drone. Actual AMPD Drone Video

SEO360 You can never have too much traffic to your web site. 

We can help your site rank in the top 10 in major search engines like Google. Being on the top page is critical to your success. Over seventy percent of all Americans go to the Internet first when they are looking for products, services, and information. Contact Support for details. 

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the new servers, please send an email to support@masscothosting.net with the subject being "MIGRATION (plus your domain name)".

Thank you so much for being a Mascot customer.  Some of you have been with us for all our 28 years.  We will continue to do our best to keep up with the fast pace of the advances in Internet technology.  If there is some feature you want that you don’t see us offer, please let us know we will try to provide it.

Masscot Internet Staff

Email: support@masscot.net

Phone: 508-778-4500


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