2nd Server Migration Complete!

Last night Jan. 11, we managed to completely transfer Kikay Exchange, Basketball Exchange and Mom Exchange onto the new server hosted at Tri-Isys. I changed nameserver entries by 930pm and as I write this at 741am the domain has completely resolved to its new IP address at least in my part of the world.

Tri-Isys via its hosting arm b2b.com.ph is (as far as we know) the first to offer commercial VPS hosting in the Philippines, offering terrific peerage to all domestic telcos Globe, Bayantel, Smart, etc., and especially PLDT. Their VPS is physically located at PLDT exchanges (either in Binondo or C5 – not sure) which guarantee almost LAN like data transfer for local viewers.

We are expecting faster access times for the greater part of Exchange.ph subscribers, which are approximately 88% local as shown in this graph from Google Analytics:

Can’t wait till the weekdays, when traffic is strongest, to check performance!

* – I’d want to put in a good word to Rimuhosting.com, which offered excellent service and helped us out way above and beyond their service commitments to us. It just so happened that they’re located in the wrong place in the world (Dallas, London, Australia, NZ, etc.), to service our target community (Philippines). I highly recommend Rimuhosting for VPS or Dedicated hosting requirements. Thanks very much Peter! (don’t delete my VPS just yet I’ve still got stuff in there :)

** – double mega super thanks to Eric (aka neuroticimbecile), Scott G., and Roland for helping me out during the migration. Eric was up with me most of the night hacking away and taught me how to tarball midway so that we didn’t have to wait too long to SCP the whole 600+ mb. file by file.

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