Wednesday, 11 April 2018

Scheduled Maintenance

The following scheduled maintenance operations are currently planned:

  • 1st May 2018 (Websites)
    Our hosting provider will be carrying out maintenance on one of our servers at midnight on this date, which will cause some websites hosted with QS to become temporarily unavailable. A two-hour window is allocated for this maintenance window, however, the actual downtime should be much less.

Why do we carry out scheduled maintenance?
From time to time we need to carry out maintenance operations on our servers to protect them against security threats and to ensure they remain efficient at dealing with ever increasing volumes of traffic.

Wherever possible we will carry out these operations in ways that require no downtime. If this is not possible, we will aim to schedule the work at a time which minimises any potential disruption. Where possible, we will also notify you in advance of any scheduled maintenance.

However, in some cases it may be necessary to respond to issues more quickly, especially when security threats are concerned. There may also be occasions when scheduled maintenance operations take longer than expected. In both cases we will try to keep you informed of events by posting updates to this status page.