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Hello there! Today, we’d like to inform you about an important update about our server  in New Jersey. But first of all, we’d like to relay our profound gratitude to all of customers who have trusted us to host their critical websites.

To show our full respect, we are here to update you with little issue that was currently happening in some of our servers in New Jersey. It took place on Saturday, March 21, 2009 from around 10 pm to 3 am at night.

What was happening was that our servers got too much heat in their performance. And because of that, the Mini Circuit Breaker (MCB) automatically shut down the electricity and got burnt. The function of the MCB itself is to automatically shut the electricity down whenever the power/energy used is more than it should be to avoid short circuit.

The affected servers at that time were the California, Detroit, Dakota, Storm, Sonic, Thunder, Colorado, and Lotus server. It affected the Control Panel and also database access, which happened on Rack II in our New Jersey data center.

However, please have no worry as the broken Mini Circuit Breaker has now been replaced with the new one and all servers are now performing well again without any further issue. Our qualified staffs and team have taken care and solved the issue perfectly.

Regarding this issue, we are really sorry to have caused any possible inconveniences at your end. We really didn’t mean to have all this happen. This issue has helped us to learn from our imperfection to provide you with more improved services in the future.

Furthermore, we really appreciate and thank you for your kind support towards our web hosting service. If there is any valuable feedback from you, we will be very happy to hear that. And should you have any further inquiries, please don’t hesitate to contact us at http://support.hostdepartment.com/

Best regards,


Blade Server – thin, fast, and power plus space saving. That is how we can describe about this popular brand new server. Yes, blade server has become more and more famous with its pluses as described in my first sentence additionally with other great features it offers.

Cooling Capability
The first great thing about blade server is that it has cooling capability, which is actually really needed for blade server as it is requiring higher attention in this matter. During operation, electrical and mechanical components will usually produce heat.

However, with blade servers, its enclosures reduce heat by using fans. Blade is actually designed to produce less heat. But still, you need to ensure that the room temperature is cold (air-conditioned) as if it gets too hot, there will be automatic shut down.

Rack Based and High Density

Besides its cooling capability with its fan, blade server is also rack-based, meaning that you won’t spend too much space for servers. Being rack based, it can include up to 60 servers in the rack. So it is really space saving. And as you may have known, blade enclosure itself can hold multiple blade servers.

A blade server is sometimes described as server with high-density. Usually used in servers clustering, it is able to do any single task like sharing files, serving and caching web pages, encrypting the SSL of Web communication, trans-coding web page contents for smaller display, or even streaming audio and videos.

Less Cables, Less Structure Maintenance, More Availability Concentration
This must what you’ve been searching for, having less downtime. How? Well, blade servers allow more processing power in less rack space, simplifying cables and reducing power consumption.

When you decide to switch into using blade servers, you can reduce up to 85% reduction in cables for blade installations over the regular tower servers. With less cables, administrators can concentrate more on ensuring higher availability rather than spend time managing the infrastructure.

Networking Ability
Besides, blade server is also great for networking. Each blade server mostly has one or two local ATA or SCSI drives. And when it’s not enough yet,  blade servers can connect to a facilitated storage pool – Network Attached Storage (NAS), Fiber Channel, or iSCSI Storage Area Network (SAN) for additional storage.

So, as you’ve read, the benefits of using blade servers is not only the ability of it to consolidate placing tens of servers in a single chassis, but also additionally from the other advantages including the ability to associate with other resources (like storage and networking equipment), which is manageable through single interface.