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Server Outage – 3/7/2015

Greetings,   From time to time, the provider that is hosting the email and website services for BitShift undergoes routine maintenance.  Coming up late this week is one of those scheduled windows where they will be updating the host servers.…

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Mail Server Upgrade – April 22, 2013

We will be upgrading the email software in the early morning.  Planned outage is early Tuesday morning.  Outage should be roughly 30 minutes.  Any messages incoming should be queued during this time.  Email delivery via our SMTP server will be…

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Brief Outage – 2011-02-22

There was a brief and unanticipated outage with our provider about 10:50am this morning.. During this time traffic was slow to pass in and out of our network. After rebooting the gateway router, this problem was resolved and traffic flowing…

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My Photo Biz Coach

My Photo Biz Coach is a site to coach rooted and rising photographers alike grow their photography business and provide tools and training. Led by a photographer who has many years in the trade, she has been able to use…

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Mail Server Swap

2011-02-08-UPDATE: During the upgrade, the configuration setting to use port 587 for SMTP did not carry over and needed to be reset today after being discovered. This was updated by 3pm this afternoon and sending mail via port 587 is…

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UPS Services Upgraded

At approx 10:30PM tonight, our network was offline for approx 15 minutes for UPS replacement and hardware maintenance. As of this time, all network services are up and responding normally.

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Server Reboots

Oct 26, 2010: 19:16 Due to the bad weather, there was a spike in power which caused the UPSs to reset and reboot the servers. It appears this power fluctuation damaged the UPS batteries and new ones have been ordered.…

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Western MN Steam Threshers

Background: Western Minnesota Steam Threshers Reunion has been a pro-bono client of Silicon for about 3 years now. Starting with an old, non SEO friendly website, one of the WMSTR volunteers designed a new layout, and a Developer at Silicon…

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Tickled Pink Beach House

Tickled Pink is a rental property down in Florida, and the owner wanted to get some additional online exposure at a low price to see what the online interest was. Silicon provides hosting/email services for this client, and assistance to…

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St Croix Yacht Club

The St. Croix Yacht Club is one of our oldest clients. Dating back to about 2000, this site started as an informational site about the club and how to join. As technology and the integration with a LAMP back-end became…

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