Scheduled database downtime April 23rd

I am scheduling some system maintenance that will only affect sites that use databases, this includes WordPress sites.  If your site doesn’t use a database this notification doesn’t concern you.

Sunday April 23rd at 0300hrs Australian Eastern Standard Time the mySQL database service will be shut down while all databases are moved to a different part of the server to allow for the continued growth of 123host.  The data centre advises that the scheduled window for this work is 45 minutes.

Unfortunately because the data held in databases changes so much and so often, it isn’t possible to move the data while keeping the service running and not cause some data loss.

People will still be able to access your site, however if it is using a database it will display an error during the period that the database service is stopped.