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About the Move to a new server
Net-at-hand is scheduled a move to a new server on Friday, February 24, at 10:00 pm CST. This move will increase the performance of the system and will provide more infrastructure flexibility as Net-at-hand continues to grow.
After Net-at-hand moves, the entire system and all the websites running on it will exist at a different IP address (see below if you need an explanation). For a period of time (several weeks at least), the old server will be running in conjunction with the new server so both IP addresses will work equally well (although the old server may seem to run a little slower as page views are sent to the new server behind the scenes).
If your website is using it’s own domain name, then after the server move you will want to change the IP address that your domain name is pointing to. Follow the instructions on the Net-at-hand help page to point your domain name to the new server. The IP address for the new server is 188.8.131.52.
What is an IP address?
An IP address is a series of four numbers that uniquely identifies every computer that is connected to the internet. When you set up a domain name, you have to put the IP address for the server that is running your website into the DNS settings for the domain.
Note that you should not update your domain’s IP address to the new one until after the server maintenance on Friday evening (2/24). The new server will not be operational until then.