performance tuning


Growing website? Here’s how we built the best hosting solution for a high traffic website

Growing website? Here’s how we built the best hosting solution for a high traffic website

What has a royal wedding got to do with fashion? Apparently, a lot. In April 2011, within minutes of Kate Middleton stepping on the red carpet, the the wedding dress designer’s name “Sarah Burton” was trending in Twitter. The interest in the dress was enormous, and fashion houses around the world immediately started offering “Kate wedding dress” replicas.

Every fashion house worth their salt knows how to cash in on such trends, and they use social media extensively to drive customers to their website. It is therefore important for these sites to be able to deal with such surges in traffic they receive. However, not all websites are well equipped to handle high traffic, and some do crash when traffic spikes happen. (more…)

Story of server performance tuning – Why it is critical for delivering reliable services and how it is done

Story of server performance tuning – Why it is critical for delivering reliable services and how it is done

Customers understand, or try to accept a server downtime. They understand servers are machines, and do sometimes break, but the one thing that they really hate is a slow server. It keeps them chained to their computer, and wastes their productive time. (more…)