IRCCloud is now hosted in the Black Lotus facility in Los Angeles.
The new data center boasts a stronger network than our previous host (Hetzner), and should be better equipped to handle network attacks such as DDoS.
We chose to move data center for two reasons:
- Hetzner’s IP range is blocked on some IRC networks (eg: EFNet) due to Hetzner-specific grievances;
- We have been experiencing an increase in the number, and intensity, of DDoS attacks
As a result, EFNet connections should work again, and a stronger network infrastructure should help with site uptime and availability.