We’re working on massively improving our infrastructure for the next month or so, which we hope will greatly improve the speed and reliability of our service. During this time, there will likely be few, if any, new and exciting features.
There are so many awesome ideas we have for Clicky but we’ve reached the point where our existing setup isn’t quite cutting the mustard anymore. Nothing is more important to us than the quality of our service, so we’re going to be focusing on that for a bit to ensure we can continue growing well into the future with as few problems as possible.
We’ll be upgrading our tracking servers with a bunch more RAM and super fast hard drives, which will help to eliminate the lag that occurs sometimes during peak times (8am-2pm USA PST) when these servers are getting blasted with over 1000 hits per second. We’ll also be adding more redundancy to our main database and web servers, and splitting off Spy onto its own dedicated server to speed up the web servers even more. You wouldn’t believe how much load Spy adds to our entire system – if you knew how much, you would probably cry.
We’ll also be doing some more work on our database servers, as I mentioned in our last post. I didn’t quite finish everything I wanted to last time I was in our data center, so some db servers may go offline here and there. The downtime should never be more than an hour or two, however. We always tweet live updates during server maintenance, so be sure to follow us on Twitter for up to the minute updates.
So that’s what we’ll be doing the next month or so. It’s a lot more work than it sounds like, but when all is said and done, I think everyone will be really happy.