We sent this email out to our customers yesterday night. Figured it might be interesting to some people here:
This month marks the one year anniversary of our Impact VPS brand, and boy it has gone fast. The explosive number of orders we had on day one and the number of you that participated in the beta of our service surprised any expectations we had. During the last year we have expanded to many more nodes, started a shared web hosting brand (Impact Shared), started offering software licenses and much more. We could not have done it without you and I would like to thank you for that.
As you probably know, our VDR services are currently only offered in Seattle, WA. One of the most requested changes to our service, throughout the year, was to add additional locations. We initially started on the journey of this upgrade in the fall of last year but ran into some complications with our developer. We restarted up our efforts to make these modifications, with a new developer, early this year. Today I am happy to announce that these upgrades have been completed.
Starting today we are adding two additional locations to our mix, Dallas TX and New York City, NY. These locations are available to any and all VDR packages. Now when you go to create a new VM you will see a new option asking for the location to deploy to.
If you want to move an existing vm to one of these new locations, there is not currently an automated way to do this. You will have to destroy the existing vm and then make it again in the new location. If you require the data to be moved with the server (and are not able to restore it yourself) we can move it for you for a small $4 fee.
There are also a few other minor changes. VMs will no longer be required to be restarted to make specification changes, changes will be made live on the fly. We have also removed the requirement to have an IPv4 address with a VM. This will allow you to create IPv6 only VMs. The ability to downgrade the IPs on a VM you have created without opening a support ticket has also been added. We will also be implementing per VPS resource limits. The specific limits will be based on your plan and are detailed HERE. Any existing servers are not subject to these limits. They simply cannot be upgraded past what they currently have. Newly created VMs will respect the limits. We will of course be evaluating the limits over time and making adjustments to serve the needs of our customers.
To celebrate these changes and one year of Impact VPS we have a limited time deal you will not see again anytime soon.
50% off, recurring, any plan VDR4 or higher using promo code: 1year3locations
With all the major changes that were made to our code there is a possibility of bugs. We have heavily tested but there is still a chance. If you find any issues please report them to us by opening a support ticket and we will work to resolve them ASAP.
If you have any questions about what was announced in this email, please do not hesitate to open a support ticket in the client area.
Founder and Owner
Subnet Labs LLC