Moving to LAX?


Guy Scharf
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I've been receiving notices that sites I have on servers in Seattle and San Jose are being moved to Los Angeles.  If you could, what's the story behind that?  Are you consolidating all your west coast services in LAX, or are some staying in Seattle or San Jose?

 

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I've been receiving notices that sites I have on servers in Seattle and San Jose are being moved to Los Angeles.  If you could, what's the story behind that?  Are you consolidating all your west coast services in LAX, or are some staying in Seattle or San Jose?

 

Thanks!

 

We're consolidating our West coast hardware into LAX due to us finding good peering for our customers and allowing us more flexibility (owning our hardware vs. renting). We'll be working with resellers to try to mitigate the migration and will likely keep those specific servers online longer than our standard shared ones.

 

Ultimately it's a decision based off our growth in that particular region and issues we've had with some of our customers with our current provider (SoftLayer) - primarily peering.

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  • 2 weeks later...

I just got an e-mail about one of my accounts on Avenger moving to the new LAX location this Wednesday and all I can say is...THANK GOD! I have been experiencing absolutely terrible load time on Avenger starting at the end of August...lots of waiting to connect to server (tried testing with services like Pingdom, and other website speed tests...anywhere from 6 to 30 seconds load times on 1mb or less websites)..tried switching some of the websites to Cloudflare and started getting 522 errors with Cloudflare telling me it's trouble with connecting to the webserver my sites are hosted on.

 

I eventually moved one of the larger websites to my own server and instantly saw the load time go from 10+ seconds to 1.20 seconds and lower.

 

Anyways, I can't wait for the move and I really hope the server at LAX is a lot better then Avenger's performance lately, other then that all over the other servers my accounts are on at Hawk Host run freaking great!

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Anyways, I can't wait for the move and I really hope the server at LAX is a lot better then Avenger's performance lately, other then that all over the other servers my accounts are on at Hawk Host run freaking great!

 

First and foremost sorry about the issues and thank you for sticking with us through them. We know it hasn't been ideal and that's why we're working on these migrations literally 24/7 (We spent our Sunday watching football and doing transfers, it was fun!) to get everyone onto the new network and new hardware ASAP. You're going to be very happy with the performance after you're on the new server. It's all brand new, top of the line hardware with SSD based caching, and the network is honestly one of the best on the West coast.

 

We're extremely excited about this upgrade :D

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First and foremost sorry about the issues and thank you for sticking with us through them. We know it hasn't been ideal and that's why we're working on these migrations literally 24/7 (We spent our Sunday watching football and doing transfers, it was fun!) to get everyone onto the new network and new hardware ASAP. You're going to be very happy with the performance after you're on the new server. It's all brand new, top of the line hardware with SSD based caching, and the network is honestly one of the best on the West coast.

 

We're extremely excited about this upgrade :D

 

Awesome!!! Sounds like some great hardware :D and it's all good, been with you guys for 4 years and I don't plan on going anywhere, Hawk Host is one of the very few hosts I trust with my websites.

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