As promised last week, we are moving to new servers to speed up the site and resolve several other issues. After a lot of work over the last week on caching issues, merging in changes from development, and testing, I think we are ready.
The migration to new servers will begin around 4 AM Eastern, or 1 AM Pacific. Ricochet.com will be down, probably for several hours. So get your fix now!
Here's what you can expect after the migration:
- Faster load speeds. In our testing, typically at least twice as fast (when the page is in cache). Some pages may still occasionally load slowly, but that is because they have not recently been viewed and thus are no longer in the cache.
- Much faster publish times! In our testing, comments go up in 6-10 seconds (conservatively) instead of 30 seconds or more on the current system. I've seen times as low as 2 seconds.
- A few new features that have been waiting for a good migration to hop onto.
- Some unforeseen bugs that will inevitably pop up in spite of our testing. So please hang tight! We'll fix them soon.
Some technical details may be forthcoming, later, for those who are curious.