COMPLETED: Scheduled Maintenance: US Minecraft Servers

Scheduled Maintenance: US Minecraft servers

What: Migrating US Minecraft servers to new hardware.

Affects: US Minecraft servers

When: Monday, 26th August 2013 12:00 – Monday, 26th August 18:00


As part of our review of the Astutium (inc Othello and EliteHosting) MineCraft Hosting Services following the launch of 1.6.x, we are going to be migrating our US Minecraft Servers to New Hardware.

This affects our US Servers only, EU servers have already been upgraded.

This will allow for “in-place” upgrades to larger and more powerful plans instantly and on-time through our client portal, and for you to get the fastest response and highest uptime possible for your Minecraft Server(s).

Due to the size of some worlds, number of plugins and players, we expect the actual time to copy your minecraft server to a new machine to be around 30 minutes, and this will be undertaken on Monday 26th August.

We already have a backup copy of the server content on our Cloud platform in London, so any migration can be “undone” as quick as possible if the copy fails for any reason (it is not expected to, but we like to be prepared)

On Monday afternoon we will …

  • shut down your Minecraft Server Virtual Machine
  • manually copy over all your files and settings to the new servers
  • confirm the copy has completed correctly
  • assign your new IP and update multicraft
  • email you the access details for your MineCraft Server
  • restart the MC server on the new hardware.

Your IPv4 address(es) will be changing, due to the way they’re allocated by the Multicraft Control Panel.

If you are using one of our sub-domains to access your MC-Server this will be updated automatically.

If you are accessing by IP and Port, then you will need to put the new details into your minecraft launcher.

These steps are being taken to improve the performance of your service, to allow for the changes needed by 1.6.2 (now available in your control panel) and for the extra ram and processing requirements of the 1.6.x branch.

Additionally, we are now officially retiring all variations of the 1.4.x branch of Minecraft (1.6.x is the current version), so if you’re using the really old 1.4.7+ versions currently, we advise you upgrade immediately to a newer version through your control panel.

Finally, if you need a new Minecraft Server, or simply want a much bigger MC Server, we currently have available high-performance fully-dedictaed MC servers and a 16% discount on Server Upgrades to your current package – contact us for more details.