WebCitz Blog


New Server Replacement Updates

The two new servers to replace Targa and Sailfish have passed all inspections from our own team as well as our contracted server security firm. The new servers already have a few accounts on them and the remaining customers on the two existing servers will be migrated tomorrow evening. The only servers currently being replaced are Targa and Sailfish – if you happen to be hosted on any other server you are not being migrated in this round of server updates. Please contact us with any questions about the migration.

Server Upgrades


Targa & Sailfish Server Replacements

Our team is working on rolling out two new servers to replace the Targa and Sailfish servers currently being used by some of our shared hosting customers. If you are on one of these two servers please know that this week we will be moving your account(s) over to the newer servers. There won’t be any downtime so nothing to worry about there. The new servers come equipped with Dual Intel Xeon Octo-Core Processors, 64GB DDR4 RAM and 4x500GB RAID-10 SSD Storage. Additionally, they will be running CloudLinux 7.2+ with MariaDB 10.1+ and LiteSpeed 5.1.8+. These new servers will likely fully provisioned and reviewed in the coming days.

Server Upgrades


New Shirt Arrival

The newest Magento Specialist in the office decided to be a funny guy and order a vanity shirt online. It has made its way to the blog to shame him!

Magento Specialist


Introducing the Jura Z6!

WebCitz is happy to announce the addition of the Jura Z6 to its team! This mechanical barista comes with all the bells and whistles people have come to expect in an expresso machine. You can forget separate devices to grind coffee and froth milk – this new team member takes appliance downsizing to a new level. The internal hopper and grinder for coffee beans, as well as the internal frothing system for milk, allow this new hire to replace three other machines and put out a caramel macchiato in a fraction of the time of its predecessor, bless her soul. The time savings provided by this beauty surprisingly result in a return on investment of 90 days, and the eventual disappearance of the burr grinder (left) and one of the milk frothers (right) pictured in the image below. If you are in the local area please stop by our offices and meet the new team member!

Jura Z6 Espresso Machine


Coffee Machine Down!

It comes with great sorrow that we must announce the recent passing of our espresso machine. She has been part of the WebCitz family since March 2012 and delighted our staff and customers with more than 10,000 coffee beverages ranging from espressos and Americanos to full out caramel macchiatos. The many years in the constant grind at WebCitz were simply too much for this lady to handle. In her final days she was overcome by a water leak, heating core and water pump malfunction. The curtains may have been pulled too early on her show, but the memory of her contributions to the company will last a lifetime.

“Every sunset brings the promise of a new dawn.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Espresso Machine


Magento Certified Solution Specialist & Front End Developer

WebCitz is proud to announce that David Wurst, one of its ecommerce developers, has taken and passed the Magento Certified Solution Specialist and Magento Certified Front End Developer exams this Monday! He had a great time driving out to the testing facility in Kenosha, WI and is nearly caught up from his first day off in more than a year! In the coming months, when time permits, he plans to take another day off to take the Magento Certified Developer and Magento Certified Developer Plus exams. If you have Magento development questions please feel free to call 800-796-8263 and talk with Dave or Corey about your project!

Magento Certified Developers


Rummele’s Jewelry

WebCitz is proud to announce the launch of the new Rummele’s Jewelry website, now featuring an improved online shopping system! You can browse through a wide collection of jewelry online or stop by their location to see even more of the fine jewelry they have available. Rummele’s Jewelry has served the Manitowoc, WI community for more than 125 years and WebCitz is happy to have had the opportunity to team up with them on their latest website project. If you have time to spare please check out Rummele’s Jewelry online!


New Office Location Update!

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The kitchen has been carpeted and floorboard has been installed!

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The entry way with tile and carpet and baseboard! The move in date is 04/30/2016! Time Warner Cable has stopped by today and we are wrapping up on some final cleaning and touch-up work before the move!


New Office Location Update!

Here are a few images of the back entry (with a fire extinguisher for when Timm grills out) as well as an image of the utility area (where Corey can store all of his cleaning supplies!). They aren’t final pictures yet, but it is close! We are in the final two weeks and will be in the new office by May 1, 2016!
WebCitz - New Office - Back Entry

WebCitz - New Office - Utililty Room


New Office Location Update!

Here are a few updates to the status of our office relocation! The build out is coming along nicely. Pictured below is the conference room and one of the general work areas. There is still a lot of work to have completed, but we are confident everything will come together in the next and final two weeks of the build out!

WebCitz - New Office - Ceiling Tiles

The ceiling tiles have been placed and the lights have power!

WebCitz - New Office - Conference Room

The work on the conference room ceiling tiles had to be delayed while the hardwood floor was refinished! The days are numbered for those old brass knobs and hinges!

WebCitz - New Office - Work Area #1

Above is a picture of one of our work areas that has an exterior wall that provides nice lighting. There will a 200-300 gallon aquarium in this room (from our friends at CustumAquariums.com) toward the right side – something to help brighten up the atmosphere of an office.
WebCitz - New Office - Work Area #2

The other side of one of our work areas previously shown above. The aquarium would actually be going toward the left wall in this picture.