An Ol' Broad's Ramblings
Apparently, our server is going to be doing some upgrading, or some such thing, so…..
This upgrade includes newer software packages (including Python, Perl and gcc), as well as all the security and performance benefits that come along with CentOS 6. In addition to this, the server will be redeployed with a different file system type simultaneously, further increasing performance.
Although a bulk of the upgrades to your server are being done with it online and functional, in order to safely finalize these changes our Administrators will need to temporarily take your server offline in the early morning hours. Barring any extenuating circumstances this outage should only last about 2 hours.
Please note that while we do not anticipate your software having problems post-update, it may be required to re-compile any module(s) you are using to take advantage of the newer included libraries. We suggest reviewing your site afterward to verify that it is functioning as it should.
I have no idea what all that means, I leave that kind of stuff up to the guru, but if this site vanishes for a couple of hours, not to worry…. it WILL be back! I hope!