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If you're interested in finding out more about hosting with SimGames.net, check out our hosting page.

If for some reason, you don't meet our hosting requirements here at SimGames.net, we encourage you to consider paid hosting services from our parent company, Steadfast Networks, which provides a wide variety of quality ad-free, paid hosting plans with similar features.


SimGames.net Network News

Mandatory WordPress Audit | Wednesday, April 17, 2013 by ManagerJosh
Given the recent news about WordPress sites being compromised, we want to remind all members that updating your site's software is required.

We will be conducting an audit of all members this week to verify your WordPress installations are up to date. If your site is inactive or your WordPress installation has not been updated, we will be talking with you to ensure proper maintenance is performed on a regular basis.

Should we be unable to communicate with you, we will be suspending your account.

Planned Maintenance 1/20/13 1:00 AM - 8:00 AM - Internal Switch Upgrade | Thursday, January 10, 2013 by ManagerJosh
We will be conducting maintenance on the internal network switches.

Maintenance Scope: Replacement of the internal switch int-dist-1.chi02 with redundant Cisco 4900M switches. The switch int-dist01.chi02 currently handles the routing functionality for the internal 10.1.x.x/16 networks in the chi01 and chi02 facilities. Jumbo frames will also be enabled, on all compatible internal Vlans, as part of this maintenance.

Customer Impact: During the cut over to the new switches there will be intermittent loss of network connectivity for customers utilizing the internal private 10.1.x.x/16 network. Internal Network VPN access will also be impacted during this time.

During this maintenance, we will be replacing the internal switch that routes the internal, private Vlans and then we will migrate the Vlans to the new, redundant, internal switches. The maintenance is expected to take between 3 to 7 hours with intermittent periods of downtime during the maintenance window.

While we expect the customer impact to be minimal, unexpected issues may occur during the maintenance period.

If you have any questions regarding this maintenance, please feel free to contact us in response to this email at support@simgames.net.

SimGames.net - We're Moving! | Thursday, August 12, 2010 by ManagerJosh
Greetings:

The web server we are on is close to 7 years in age. During its lifetime, we've had a few tweaks and upgrades, but finally no amount of updates could keep up with the growth we've experienced. In an effort to maintain our goal towards excellence, we've deployed a brand new web server to replace our aging system.

Kevin has been working hard in the background the last few weeks putting together the last few pieces of a brand new server, and after extensive testing, we're ready to move everyone.

The performance has been absolutely brilliant.


The question you might be asking: How does this affect me?

It affects you on several levels. But most importantly, we need to coordinate the move with each of you.


First of all, please open a support ticket at http://helpdesk.simgames.net and specify what assets need to be moved to the new server. This includes web, SQL, etc. The entire migration process is being done manually.


Second, users with domains will need to have their DNS servers updated for the transition process to be seemless.

Third, we've observed several unusual quirks with web applications such as WordPress. We will need to work with everyone to make sure your sites handle the transition well.

Note: We're using this time to remove inactive members and reallocating resources to members. ACCOUNTS that DO NOT CONTACT US BY SEPTEMBER 1, 2010 WILL BE DEEMED INACTIVE AND WILL NOT BE MOVED.

Regrettably, certain things will be need to be recreated manually, such as email. We regret any inconvenience this may cause.

Our goal is to make the transition as smooth as possible. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us through the helpdesk at http://helpdesk.simgames.net


All the best,
ManagerJosh


July 4th Hours | Friday, July 2, 2010 by ManagerJosh
Our team is on break until July 5. During this time, you will notice an increased time in answering technical support questions.

We will continue to receive hosting applications, however no applications will be processed until July 6th.

New York Transport Maintenance | Tuesday, April 6, 2010 by ManagerJosh
At approximately 1 AM CDT on April 7, 2010, the provider of our transport services between Chicago and New York facilities will be performing service affecting maintenance on active WDM gear. This maintenance will result in periodic interruptions of network connectivity between these facilities. The window will last 1 hour, concluding at 2 AM CDT.

We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this maintenance may cause. Please contact us at our helpdesk if you have any questions.

900,000+ End Users Added to Network | Friday, January 22, 2010 by ManagerJosh
Today we have just turned up a major new transit customer, Wiscnet, Wisconsin's Research and Education network. This network connects over 400 sites counting for over 900,000 end users. That is 900,000 end users that have direct and easy access to your sites and servers, with no intermediary networks. Not many web hosts, dedicated server providers, or colocation providers can offer so many end users, directly on-net. We consider this relationship to be a great benefit to Wiscnet and it's members as we provide additional and complete network connectivity to them, but also a benefit to our existing customers due to the increased scope and diversity of our network as a whole.

Wiscnet is a 501c3 non-profit member organization providing network access to it's members. There are over 400 higher-ed, K12 school districts, library systems (each one serving 15-40 libraries), city and county governments, and the Wisconsin state government that are WiscNet members. This includes all 26 University of Wisconsin campuses, the entire Technical College system, and about 70% of the K12 school districts in Wisconsin. A list of their members can be found at:

http://www.wiscnet.net/Members/
http://www.wiscnet.net/members-gmap.html