Fliphost | Important Announcement

Awmusic12635

Active Member
Verified Provider
I am reposting this from an email that was sent out to clients to direct all questions and comments to a single location.

Hello ,

Today is a big day. Today I am announcing that Fliphost has been acquired by Query Foundry, LLC, the company behind Cloud Shards. This is great news. When I started Fliphost over two years ago I never expected it to grow this well and last this long. Here I am two years later, going from a single shared reseller account with Hostgator to having over ten nodes in three locations. Over the years we have introduced numerous free extras including backups, DNS, offloaded SQL and many other features; but we can do more. In the hands of Query Foundry, LLC, Fliphost will grow and improve beyond what alone it could never do. Fliphost is to remain a separate brand and to focus on SSD and high storage servers.

What will change:

  • IP addresses will be changed to owned ARIN allocations instead of leased IPs
  • Switch from rented hardware to owned hardware.
  • Change to own network (Higher control)
  • OpenVZ HDD users (Not Storage servers) will move to the Cloud Shards brand to have Fliphost focus on SSD.
What will not change:

  • Fliphost will remain a separate brand
  • Pricing will not change
  • Quality of service will not decrease
  • I will be remaining with Fliphost (and also part of the Cloud Shards team)
What will improve:

  • Addition of dedicated server services
  • Addition of colocation services
  • Bringing KVM to Dallas
  • Bringing OpenVZ to LA
  • Improved support (Cloud Shards team will helping out with Fliphost)
  • IPv6 addresses will be offered in all locations
  • Automatic RDNS for all IPs
Migrations to owned hardware and IPs:

New Jersey Storage users will remain as is until further notice. No migrations are planned and it is business as usual there.

LA SSD KVM users will be migrated to new colocated owned hardware. This will be scheduled sometime after the Dallas migrations have happened, most likely sometime in Q1 2014. For now, it is business as usual.

Dallas OpenVZ HDD (Not storage servers) users will be transferred across to Cloud Shards' client system. The easiest way to handle this is to register at https://www.cloudshards.com/clientarea.php with the same details and request a migration of your services. Users will be given 2 weeks from this announcement, 11/13/13, to voluntarily organize the move. After that, migrations will be scheduled with each customer.

Dallas OpenVZ SSD users will be migrated to new colocated owned hardware remaining under the Fliphost brand. 

Minecraft users will be moved to new IPs and owned hardware in the coming weeks.

Paypal subscriptions:

If you currently have an automatic payment/subscription setup in Paypal to automatically make your payments every month it has been canceled. On your next invoice you will have to pay manually. At that time you can either make manual payments from then on or setup a new subscription.

Final note:

Change is not bad. Even though the structure of Fliphost will be changing, the commitment to quality services and support will not. I started Fliphost with the goal of providing better hosting than I was receiving and that has not and will not change.

If you have any questions regarding this announcement please do not hesitate to open a support ticket in the client area, http://sales.fliphost.net/clientarea.php, or you may personally email me at: [email protected].

"To a bright and beautiful future!"

Alex Wacker

[email protected]

Founder - Fliphost.net
 

HalfEatenPie

The Irrational One
Retired Staff
Fantastic!  

I've always been a pretty decent fan of fliphost (although I currently don't have any active services with them).  I know CloudShard to be pretty good so this should be awesome! 
 

shovenose

New Member
Verified Provider
very happy with my cloudshard vps. but while I don't think it's a bad thing, wow these acquisitions won't stop! lol
 

ryanarp

Catalyst Host
Verified Provider
Fantastic!  

I've always been a pretty decent fan of fliphost (although I currently don't have any active services with them).  I know CloudShard to be pretty good so this should be awesome!
I still have that VPS from flip host you transferred over to me. It is getting some use.
 

Awmusic12635

Active Member
Verified Provider
Fantastic!  

I've always been a pretty decent fan of fliphost (although I currently don't have any active services with them).  I know CloudShard to be pretty good so this should be awesome! 
Indeed it should be. More toys to play with ;)
 

drmike

100% Tier-1 Gogent
So is Alex joining CloudShards or sale and he is gone?

CloudShards is on the move with another acquisition.  Congrats!
 

wlanboy

Content Contributer
What happens with the mysql accounts?

Are they transfered too?

Do they need to use new IPs?
 

concerto49

New Member
Verified Provider
What happens with the mysql accounts?

Are they transfered too?

Do they need to use new IPs?
To all curious about IP changes:

This is in effect due to ARIN allocations. We have to return rented IPs. Even without this change, Fliphost were going to do this in the near future.

At the same time, we're moving to colocated hardware so we have more control and changes like these won't happen again.

MySQL will be moved when the OpenVZ SSD/HDD services get moved. They will be provisioned with internal IPs with free traffic. We will make further announcements regarding the changes in detail prior to it going ahead. Stay tuned.
 

peterw

New Member
MySQL will be moved when the OpenVZ SSD/HDD services get moved. They will be provisioned with internal IPs with free traffic.
I am using the mysql service external. I have two vps that are connecting to the mysql database using the external ip.
 

concerto49

New Member
Verified Provider
I am using the mysql service external. I have two vps that are connecting to the mysql database using the external ip.
There will be that too. Either way a more detailed announcement targeting specific services will come when it does. We'll be working through the list.
 
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