Due to essential maintenance work prompted by the latest security patch releases, it will be necessary to perform a reboot of the server your website is hosted from during the following maintenance window;
Tuesday 10th January 2017, between the hours of 18:00 - 22:00.
At the point of restart your website will become unavailable, however downtime is not expected to exceed 15 minutes, we will always strive to keep disruption to an absolute minimum. Unfortunately it is not possible to give an exact time for the reboot as the number of patches released varies significantly each month.
Tuesday's release is currently expected to contain the following;
There are Windows updates across a range of services from the OS itself through SQL Server and the regular IE updates. These will require reboots. Linux boxes will all need reboots with Kernel updates but are not critical and will be carried out on an alternative date.
We apologise for any inconvenience caused however this work is essential to maintain the systems and to allow us to continue to provide a robust and resilient service and ensure your site remains secure. These regular monthly updates are included as part of the managed hosting service that we provide to you.