Finally it's happening! IllinoisPhoto.com and our sister
sites are getting a major hardware upgrade! While we hate being offline for any
amount of time we are very pleased to report that we have negotiated a deal with our
longtime webhost on a brand spanking new web server that we will be
migrating to starting this Sunday evening at 5:00 PM CST. This means
that Illinois Photo, Katrina Destruction, Rock River Football and many of our
other great photo sites will be offline the entire night on October 2nd, 2011 and possibly
part of the day on Monday as well. Our technicians hope to have the hardware installed and
the data migrated by Monday morning so we will keep our fingers crossed.
Illinois Photo has not undergone a hardware upgrade for
a half-decade so everyone that visits Illinois Photo and our other sites will
notice a big increase in the performance of our websites, especially during peak
hours. This new web server allows us to serve images at lightning speeds and expand
our collections bigtime! Due to the migration all file download orders not delivered prior to Sunday
evening will be delivered once we come back online on the new box.
I won't bore you with technical details of the new
hardware - but I will say this new server configuration is many times more
powerful than our current web server, and we are very, very excited to be getting this
upgrade! Once we come back online you can expect to see a ton of new content and
some subtle site makeovers on our most popular sites...the winter months will
not slow us down here as we literally have thousands upon thousands of
compelling new photos to add to the galleries!
We are very proud to have served you for most of this the
past decade and we certainly do look forward to serving YOU this next decade as well! Thanks for your
patience, understanding, and continued support.
MinoltaMan - Editor, Photographer, Head Janitor since