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#1 HelioHost

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Posted 31 January 2021 - 04:50 AM

HelioHost is happy to announce that we're going to be upgrading the Ricky server soon.
 
You may have noticed that Ricky has crashed a few times over the last couple weeks. This is because he is long overdue for an upgrade. Occasionally we have to rebuild all of our servers to keep them in an acceptable operating state. We were originally planning on upgrading Ricky in spring 2020, but our plans were delayed because of the pandemic since it wasn't safe to travel in the US. We have finally gotten the hardware set up in our datacenter the way it needs to be so that we can upgrade Ricky now. As part of the upgrade process we need to temporarily move all the accounts off Ricky though. Then we will move Ricky from Stevie to the faster Charlie server. As a Ricky user you have a few options:
 
Do nothing. If you don't do anything your account will automatically get moved to the new Ricky located on Charlie. It's free, it's easy, and we'll take care of everything for you. The downside is your website will be offline for at least a couple days, if not a week or more. We're unsure how long it will take to upgrade Ricky, and until the upgrade is done your account will be offline. The last time we did a rebuild like this on Johnny it took 8 days, but Ricky could be longer or shorter depending on if we run into any problems.
 
Move to Johnny or Tommy for free. If you backup your Ricky account, and delete it you can resignup on Johnny or Tommy for free at midnight UTC. Keep in mind that signups are limited per day, and they will fill quickly. Tommy usually fills within a few seconds, and Johnny will surely fill faster than usual too since so many people will be moving off Ricky. We will increase the number of available free signups as much as we can, but there simply isn't room on our other servers to move all of the Ricky accounts over even temporarily.
 
Donate to be moved to Tommy. This is the best option if you want to minimize the downtime on your site. All you have to do is donate as little as $1 USD and a HelioHost admin will move your account to Tommy for you. You don't have to delete your account or signup again or anything. Just make the donation, post your transaction ID and username, and we'll take care of all the rest. Tommy is our flagship server, and as such has the best uptime, and fastest speed of all of our servers. Even after we upgrade Ricky we expect Tommy to be better so this is a great opportunity to move if you're interested. If you want to donate $5 or more we'll even throw in double storage space as well during the move.
 
Let us know if you have any questions. We plan on beginning the upgrade process in one week on February 6th.
 

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#2 Jenova

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Posted 31 January 2021 - 09:13 AM

Amazing! This is sooooo long overdue. Im happy this is happening. Finally. Ricky can join Tommy and Johnny in upgrade heaven. AutoSSL is probably the biggest upgrade besides security updates amd stability, that I know of.

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Posted 31 January 2021 - 06:12 PM

Ricky already has autossl, but it's an older version that doesn't have a user interface in cpanel. That user interface is mostly useless because autossl will still install certificates automatically even if people don't do anything on the cpanel page, but it makes people feel good to click a useless button. It only speeds up the process of getting a new ssl certificate slightly if at all though.

 

Ricky has a lot of other issues though. The three recent crashes due to the cpus locking up is the main issue. Apache crashing due to faulty ssl certificates affects everyone because everyone's website goes down. Some accounts don't unarchive well because Ricky doesn't always clean up all the old files sometimes. The "no ssl" page doesn't work on Ricky and instead shows some random user's website, which is really confusing for people. Lots of other things too. This should all be fixed after the rebuild.



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Posted 06 February 2021 - 09:31 PM

The rebuild has begun and all Ricky accounts are being marked inactive in preparation for archiving and rebuild.

 

Users may receive an email advising them that their account has gone inactive. There is no need to renew your account. If you do, it will go inactive again within an hour. The accounts will soon be archived so the old Ricky server can be decommissioned and the new one can be built.


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Posted 06 February 2021 - 10:01 PM

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Posted 06 February 2021 - 11:04 PM

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You're on Tommy now. Thanks for the donation.

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Posted 06 February 2021 - 11:33 PM

como eu acesso o Tommy?



#8 Krydos

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Posted 06 February 2021 - 11:36 PM

como eu acesso o Tommy?

According to google translate you said https://translate.go...y?&op=translate

how do I access Tommy?

If this translation is insufficient or wrong please translate it to English yourself.

You can log in to your Tommy account at https://www.heliohost.org/login/

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Posted 07 February 2021 - 07:04 PM

@sulum: If you have any questions about non related topics other than this, please go to your own topic I just created: https://www.helionet...is-not-working/

 

Refrain from posting things here. :)


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Posted 13 February 2021 - 06:42 PM

When do you think that the ricky server would finish upgrading. I want to move to ricky, because tommy is to hard to get in.


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Posted 13 February 2021 - 06:45 PM

When do you think that the ricky server would finish upgrading. I want to move to ricky, because tommy is to hard to get in.


Hopefully within the next week. Could be less than that depending on how smoothly things go

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Posted 11 March 2021 - 12:41 PM

 

HelioHost is happy to announce that we're going to be upgrading the Ricky server soon.
 
You may have noticed that Ricky has crashed a few times over the last couple weeks. This is because he is long overdue for an upgrade. Occasionally we have to rebuild all of our servers to keep them in an acceptable operating state. We were originally planning on upgrading Ricky in spring 2020, but our plans were delayed because of the pandemic since it wasn't safe to travel in the US. We have finally gotten the hardware set up in our datacenter the way it needs to be so that we can upgrade Ricky now. As part of the upgrade process we need to temporarily move all the accounts off Ricky though. Then we will move Ricky from Stevie to the faster Charlie server. As a Ricky user you have a few options:
 
Do nothing. If you don't do anything your account will automatically get moved to the new Ricky located on Charlie. It's free, it's easy, and we'll take care of everything for you. The downside is your website will be offline for at least a couple days, if not a week or more. We're unsure how long it will take to upgrade Ricky, and until the upgrade is done your account will be offline. The last time we did a rebuild like this on Johnny it took 8 days, but Ricky could be longer or shorter depending on if we run into any problems.
 
Move to Johnny or Tommy for free. If you backup your Ricky account, and delete it you can resignup on Johnny or Tommy for free at midnight UTC. Keep in mind that signups are limited per day, and they will fill quickly. Tommy usually fills within a few seconds, and Johnny will surely fill faster than usual too since so many people will be moving off Ricky. We will increase the number of available free signups as much as we can, but there simply isn't room on our other servers to move all of the Ricky accounts over even temporarily.
 
Donate to be moved to Tommy. This is the best option if you want to minimize the downtime on your site. All you have to do is donate as little as $1 USD and a HelioHost admin will move your account to Tommy for you. You don't have to delete your account or signup again or anything. Just make the donation, post your transaction ID and username, and we'll take care of all the rest. Tommy is our flagship server, and as such has the best uptime, and fastest speed of all of our servers. Even after we upgrade Ricky we expect Tommy to be better so this is a great opportunity to move if you're interested. If you want to donate $5 or more we'll even throw in double storage space as well during the move.
 
Let us know if you have any questions. We plan on beginning the upgrade process in one week on February 6th.
 

 

 

Please move my account to tommy

 

Paypal Transaction ID :- 4CY957162V646023H 

Transaction Amt :- 2.00$

Username :- ansaraf

 

Thanks a lot

Amit Saraf



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Posted 11 March 2021 - 12:54 PM

Done. Thank you for the donation :)


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#14 gsakola

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Posted 12 March 2021 - 11:51 AM

Done. Thank you for the donation :)

 

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