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Thursday, 20 September 2012

CushyCMS server move and yearly Pro susbcriptions

G'day Cushy users!

Over the past few days, we've migrated the CushyCMS website to new host Linode.  There were several reasons for this:

1)  Our previous host MediaTemple, while quite reliable, had become somewhat draconian with their 5 year old operating system, lack of hardware upgrade options and outright blocking of traffic between Cushy and many other domains, a majority of which were hosted in the UK.  We'd have to petition them any time we wanted a site unblocked, which is not ideal when we want users to be able to edit their sites immediately.

2)  This change made it easy for us to upgrade a few things before we moved the site across: the databases, operating system, web server, programming language versions and so forth.  This will make it much easier for us to start rolling out awesome feature upgrades for Cushy as we won't be hampered by legacy software.

As expected, there were a few issues in the hours immediately afterwards; mostly in regards to memory allocation on the server, Cushy Pro users whom had whitelisted the old Cushy IP address for their custom Pro subdomains and not updated it to the new one yet, and who could forget the weird connection problems to the iPage and iPower web hosts.  These should now be behind us, but please get in touch with us via the Support page if you have any questions.

Now that this is behind us, we can concentrate on planned feature upgrades for Cushy.  Before that though, we are about to introduce a yearly Pro subscription.  More info in our next blog post :)

Simon - CushyCMS

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