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Freeing up resources by switching hosting providers to AWS

A bridge in Yorkshire

Selby District is a local government district of North Yorkshire, England.

We provide our hosting customers with a 99.99% hardware uptime guarantee. Courtesy of our highly available configurations and AWS managed infrastructure.

This is an attractive proposition for any local government. Mainly because their digital presence is increasingly their most important interaction with people. Particularly when it comes to providing services to residents. North Yorkshire County Council were no exception. opting to host the Selby District Council website with us.

What we did

Due to contract delays and a looming service deadline from a previous supplier, we helped quickly.

Firstly, we moved their code to a new version control system (Bitbucket by Atlassian). Secondly, we shaped the repository so it was ready to work with our automated testing and deployment systems. Finally, we provisioned a new AWS account and servers. Following our usual rigorous QA and testing, we deployed a copy of the Selby website. This was so they could check for teething problems to resolve before launch.


Once set, we helped them through the process of setting a launch date. Then we programmed a content freeze and handling the DNS cutover to our services. The website was moved seamlessly. Also, invisibly to website users.

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