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 12th March 2013, 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 no planned updates or fixes to the CMS however we are expecting to release a change to improve communication between our websites and any payment gateways which do not follow standard processes for foreign characters.
The Microsoft based servers have around seven updates across all products, there are about twelve updates for the majority of Linux based servers as well with some relating to the core OS so a restart will be required.
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.