We Are Migrating to AWS and LiteSpeed Web Server

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Ever since our inception, we have been keeping upgrading ourselves to serve you better.

And this time, we are upgrading to AWS, Amazon Web Services.

Along with AWS, we will switch to LiteSpeed Web Server.

Current Limitations

Currently, we are hosted with a traditional VPS infrastructure with limited cloud experience.

This limitation is painful to us when it comes to the system upgrade and migrations.

Do you know what’s the big trouble that we face when we migrate ourselves?

The IP address change.

Due to the nature of our infrastructure upgrades, we are forced to change our IP addresses.

And a handful of our subscribers are using Cloudflare DNS where the IP address is the DNS pointing method.

And when we change the IP, these customers also need to update the IP address within their Cloudflare account.

And this is going to be no more a problem.

Why AWS?

Amazon Web Services or AWS is the largest Public and Private Cloud Service Provider in the world.

AWS is a Reliable and Scalable Infrastructure On Demand to us.

That means we can increase or decrease capacity within a few seconds, not hours or days.

Unlike traditional cloud provider, AWS would give us granular control and customization power so that we can do whatever we want to serve your needs.

AWS has a wide variety of CPUs, Memory and Networking capabilities as well.

It enables us to test new core updates on the background so that it will never need to touch the production server.

That means, if we need to update the OS or Web Server, it takes just a few seconds to deploy to the production server.

And that too without changing the IP Address.

LiteSpeed Web Server

LiteSpeed Web Server is a drop-in Apache replacement and the leading high-performance, high-scalability server from LiteSpeed Technologies.

Currently, we use Nginx as our front end server and Apache on our backend server.

This stack isn’t perfect for a busy and growing shared hosting infrastructure.

Because of LSWS, we can now reduce complexity by eliminating the need for an HTTPS reverse proxy or additional 3rd party caching layers.

We can’t list all the performance improvement and cutting edge features of LiteSpeed within this blog post.

Please visit https://www.litespeedtech.com/ for more information. I am sure that you will love LSWS as we do.

When is the Migration?

We have scheduled the migration on 05/07/2020 from 10.00 PM IST onwards.

The migration window will be 4 to 6 hours long.

What Do You Need to Do?

If you are using ns1.rovity.io and ns2.rovity.io as your Nameservers, you don’t need to make any changes.

If you use Cloudflare or any other DNS Managers, you will have to update the current IP Address 94.237.79.52 to 3.7.1.160.

That means every instance of 94.237.79.52 should be updated with 3.7.1.160.

We have reserved this 3.7.1.160 IP for ourselves, so next time when we make such changes, you don’t need to update your IP address.

We may not even post a pre-migration blog like this as moving forward system updates will work background without affecting any of our services.

We engineered our cloud infrastructure with Performance, Speed, Scalability and Security in mind.

That’s why we built Rovity with AWS, CloudLinux OS, DirectAdmin and LiteSpeed Web Server.

Come and experience the next generation of shared hosting on the cloud

By Jafar Muhammed

Jafar Muhammed is an advocate of the open web, an open-source contributor, passionate to bring more people online. He is the CEO of Rovity.

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