I do a lot of work on websites that needs to scale fairly well, but I tend to use that mentality for every project. Part of scaling is performance, and the better your app performs (e.g. the more requests per second it can handle) the cheaper it is. One very easy way to improve your […]
Lately, I’ve been doing a lot of work on systems that require a high degree of scalability to handle large traffic spikes. This has led to a lot of questions from friends and colleagues on scaling, so I thought I’d do a blog series on the basics of scaling .
Have you heard of CloudFlare? If not, you should definitely check it out. It’s a content delivery network (CDN), uses by millions of websites, and best of all: it has a free plan! A CDN can significantly speed up your website. Let’s say your site is hosted on a server sitting in Montreal (like mine). If […]