As I’m sure you’ve noticed, PB is feeling sooooo much better today. The site was down for about an hour as we grabbed a snapshot to be safe and then upgraded.
Here’s how performance is looking so far:
This is really promising! The average load time of the front page has gone from 8 seconds to 3.5 and is holding steady even with peak traffic. I’m pretty pleased.
One of the things we’re looking into to help performance (and also to make the site more fun) is dynamically refreshing the front page when a new entry is posted. I can see by the analytics that the front page is the most popular, and I have a hunch that a lot of you are refreshing multiple times to see new entries. That can be slow, and I’d love to have the site be smart enough to pop in entries as they show up. I also want to do this with comments and bookmarks. So many things I want to improve! Need more hours in the day.
One other thing: diary exporting is offline at the moment, but will be back early next week. The devs are looking into moving that over to AWS (aka Amazon) to improve site performance even further.
Poor little Momo is wearing a cone today. He keeps chewing on his feets, so I got a special spray and a shamecone. He is very displeased with me right now, and keeps climbing into my lap:
Send hugs for the pupper.