Have you browsed around NABUUR this week yet? Noticed anything extraordinary? No? I thought so…
But an important change took place ‘under-the-hood’: the NABUUR site has been moved to bigger, faster servers!
The occasional visitor probably won’t notice the difference. The regular visitors and Neighbours should experience a better site speed, however.
Ever since the NABUUR Drupal site was launched last year, the speed of the site has been a point of attention. Frans and Kester pulled every trick they knew: PHP-errors, memcache, MySQL queries, 404-handling, Varnish and a dozen other ideas came to the table. And when all of that had been done (and helped quite a bit): let’s move the site to a bigger server.
Last Monday morning the operation took place: the access to the site was closed for 2 hours, it was made sure no postings were lost, the site was moved and then NABUUR.com was activated again, without any major interruptions. Ladies and gentlemen, on behalf of our tech team, I proudly present:
NABUUR at a higher speed!
For the curious techies: the site is running on 2 new servers now. The first one is a dedicated server for the database. The other dedicated server is the application/http server.
Type as fast as you can, our site can handle it ;-)