It was a cozy Christmas night with lights all around and the smell of cookies in the air when I got the phone call from a developer friend at another company. “I’m working on this huge site and it’s falling apart! I need your help! You ever heard of Hamilton…Broadway show? Their web site traffic is insane! Can you take a look at it?”
“Sure. I’ll let you know what I find.”
The Hamilton website was getting pounded with so many users it couldn’t keep up with the traffic!
I stayed up the whole night running test after test. Then I built a load-balanced server setup that served cache files fast. After gathering relevant analytics, we were able to put data centers in locations that were getting hit the worst. This gave the Hamilton web site ten times the headroom so it could really sing!
I felt like Santa, delivering so much joy to so many people (fans) in just one night. Never underestimate a Christmas miracle! – Jacob, Senior Software Engineer, LuminFire
LuminFire helps build stunning websites that are secure and scalable. If you have an issue with your current website (even if it isn’t as big as Hamilton) we can help. Contact us today.
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