Semi-annual major maintenance

xboxfly15 by xboxfly15 maintenanceimportant

Time flies when you're having fun, almost time for the semi-annual major maintenance!

Maintenance will take place a few hours earlier than normal

Work on GalaxyMC will most likely slow down over the coming months as I progress further into college

Semi-annual major maintenance will take place on June 11th at 5PM BST and last for 4 hours, here are the plans

  • Finalize UK Minecraft 1's IP address change transition from bhm-249.uk.galaxymc.net to bhm-196.uk.galaxymc.net
  • Install Java 16 onto UK Minecraft 1 as Minecraft 1.17 servers will require Java 16
  • UK Minecraft 1's router will be updated
  • MCPanel will be updated to Multicraft 2.4.1
  • UK Webserver will be updated to PHP 8 if a new version of ioncube loader is released in time
  • Because of the MongoDB incident, we will be decommissioning MongoDB and our monitoring and its duties will be moved to our third party monitoring provider and MongoDB Atlas, MongoDB's official cloud database
  • Release a landing page website for GalaxyMC
  • Over 2021 we will slowly transition away from using Cloudflare due to privacy concerns
  • Over 2021 I will release a wiki that will contain loads of guides and documentation to help you maintain your Minecraft server, website and your own machines

Services (no specific order):

  • GalaxyMC.co.uk Public API applying system updates & security patches - minor downtime
  • GalaxyMC.co.uk Website applying system updates & security patches - minor downtime
  • GalaxyMC.dev (IN-HOUSE) Internal API applying system updates & security patches - minor downtime
  • GalaxyMC.dev (IN-HOUSE) Monitoring Dashboard applying system updates & security patches - minor downtime
  • GalaxyMC.dev (IN-HOUSE) UK Appserver applying system updates & security patches - minor downtime
  • GalaxyMC.dev (IN-HOUSE) UK MySQL Database applying system updates & security patches - minor downtime
  • GalaxyMC.dev (IN-HOUSE) UK Webserver applying system updates, security patches & update to PHP 8 if ready - moderate downtime
  • GalaxyMC.dev Website applying system updates & security patches - minor downtime
  • GalaxyMC.host (CLIENT) UK Minecraft 1 applying system updates, security patches & update router - high downtime
  • GalaxyMC.host (CLIENT) UK MySQL Database applying system updates & security patches - minor downtime
  • GalaxyMC.host CLIENT) UK Web Hosting applying system updates & security patches - minor downtime
  • GalaxyMC.host (CLIENT+IN-HOUSE) UK Mail Server applying system updates & security patches - minor downtime
  • GalaxyMC.host Database Control Panel applying system updates & security patches - minor downtime
  • GalaxyMC.host E-Mail Control Panel applying system updates & security patches - minor downtime
  • GalaxyMC.host Minecraft Control Panel applying system updates & security patches - moderate downtime
  • GalaxyMC.host Web Hosting Control Panel applying system updates & security patches - minor downtime
  • GalaxyMC.host Website applying system updates & security patches - minor downtime
The following services/machines have been decommissioned due to previous incidents and as they were too financially expensive and are now unnecessary
  • GalaxyMC.dev (IN-HOUSE) UK MongoDB Database

Thank you for continuing to use and trust GalaxyMC. Feel free to ask any questions or raise any concerns by DMing xboxfly15 on Discord!