The server host2.ironally.com / host.ryanstevensonplugins.com will be taken offline for approximately 1 hour beginning on November 20, 2018 at 5am EST for a necessary hardware swap.
Iron Ally servers use redundant hardware to ensure that the failure of a specific piece of hardware in a server doesn't cause the entire server to go down. One of the redundant hard drives in this server has failed. The server remains operational despite this hardware failure, but it is important that the server is briefly taken offline to replace this drive to ensure it's continued operation in the event of another hardware failure. All accounts have had a fresh backup made as an extra precaution.
At approximately 5am EST on Tuesday, November 20, 2018, the server host2.ironally.com will be taken offline for this replacement. This is expected to take 1 hour to complete the work, so all sites on this server will be unavailable during this time.
This necessary maintenance will not affect your website files or anything else other than this brief downtime. We've scheduled this at off-peak hours to minimize the impact it will have on your websites. In the event that this maintenance plan changes in any way, updates will be posted here.
Monday, November 19, 2018