Announcements

Please be advised that we will be performing a scheduled network maintenance during the following date and time:

Starting Saturday, April 20th, 2016 at 6 a.m. EST through Tuesday, April 25th, 2016 6 a.m. EST

Servers that will be effected:
Server 23
Server 25

This maintenance is necessary to perform upgrades on our servers to meet latest stable versions of the following components on our shared hosting platforms.

Server Hardware
cPanel Versions (Security)
Kernel Upgrade
Centos Upgrade From 6 to 7 on some machines from Centos 5 to 7
Network Switches (Gateways)

PCI Compliance Upgrades:
Regarding Host-99 PCI Compliance hosted customers we will be updating the following components on some of our PCI Compliance platforms.

PCI 2.0 to PCI 3.0
PCI Data Security Standard (DSS)
PIN Transaction (PTS) Security Requirements
Application Firewall and Hardening
Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)
Two-factor authentication
Encryption: FIPS-140-2
Internet Load Balancing
Dedicated Spotlight Server
Patching of the required infrastructure and operating system components

During this maintenance we will be moving switches onto a higher capacity switch fabric to enable faster connections to the Host-99 network from all points of the globe.

Action required: No action is required by our customers at this time. Your services will remain online during the upgrade unless otherwise noted. No data or inbound messages will be lost during this time, they will be stored on our mail relay servers until they can be delivered to your mailbox. If any changes are required our server technicians will send out a bulletin stating the requirements and full instructions to follow.

This maintenance will be SERVICE IMPACTING do to propagation of our new DNS servers (MINIMAL IMPACT).  During this maintenance window you may experience two separate instances of latency and/or packet loss lasting up to 10 minutes each once we have made the changes.

You can check back from time to time on our Facebook page, Twitter and our blog for any posted updates or announcements. Please we ask all customers not to submit support tickets unless absolutely necessary if you are hosted on these two servers. We are aware of the effects of this maintenance process an each and every account will be restored back to normal operations when completed.

We appreciate your business and we appreciate your patience during this transition.

Best Regards,
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Jason Cohart | Security Operations Manager
Host-99.com® | a E-Online Source Solution
PCI Certified Hosting | PCI Specialists

Wednesday, April 20, 2016




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