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New Infrastructure for Premium Server Accounts

Tuesday, November 20th, 2012

Over the next few months, LuxSci will be migrating all of the servers in its “Premium Environment” to a new and improved hardware infrastructure.

The new infrastructure will be similar to the current Premium Environment, e.g. it will still contain:

  • Extremely high quality server hardware at RackSpace
  • Redundant, powerful hardware firewalls and load balancers
  • Very fast networking
  • Very fast disk subsystems
  • No over-allocation of customers on resources
  • HIPAA Compliance options
  • Excellent SLA

Our new Premium  Server Environment will provide complete resilience against hardware failures.  Yes, WebMail and inbound email filtering run on many servers and are load balanced.  However, currently, your email server and web server, and certain database servers do not benefit from high availability.  This means that while your account runs on high quantity hardware and while backups are made, a hardware failure (e.g. a ram chip going bad) can cause the server to fail and be offline while it is replaced.  This kind of downtime is rare, but it has happened at LuxSci over the last few years (as it is inevitable with any provider).

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Send Fast, Send More – High Volume Bulk Email Server Clusters

Friday, June 29th, 2012

LuxSci’s High Volume bulk emailing service provides excellent deliverability for legitimate mass mailings — e.g. newsletters, transactional email messages, announcements, etc.

It is often the case that customers require either:

  • Sending to large numbers of recipients (millions to 10s of millions or more in a month)
  • Sending many messages quickly (in short bursts)

In either case, the mail server needs to be able to handle large numbers of concurrent connections and to process large mail queues quickly.  There are several ways to go about this:

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LuxSci “Basic Infrastructure” for Inexpensive Disk Space

Monday, June 27th, 2011

LuxSci continues to offer premium shared email and web hosting services on premium servers in a premium data center for the best possible performance, security, and privacy.  This has the unfortunate side effect of making some of the services more expensive than if they were offered via a less premium environment.  In particular, the per-gigabyte cost of disk space.

In order to offer better pricing options to customers who need large amounts of disk space and who are able to be a bit less restrictive on security, privacy, and reliability, LuxSci now offers new customers a choice of “Premium” and “Basic Server Environments“.

  • Basic Environment: Provides low cost disk space (15 GB included, upgrade in 5 GB blocks)
  • Premium Environment: Provides a better SLA, better privacy policy, better security, and higher reliability.

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Save your Outbound Email Automatically to your Sent Email Folder. No IMAP needed.

Wednesday, May 20th, 2009

LuxSci users have a new setting whereby they can choose to have copies of all messages that they send via SMTP from their email programs automatically delivered to their “sent” email folder on the server. This is advantageous in that:

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