Double the powah!
Thanks to the folks at Linode being super cool, Dress to Impress is now running with double the RAM and double the CPU it was yesterday. All for free. Holy cow, these guys are awesome.
In short, everything will go faster. Here’s the detailed rundown on Linode’s blog. They’ve doubled all customers’ CPU power and RAM. 8 CPU cores instead of 4 CPU cores means that computations are faster. 2GB of RAM instead of 1GB RAM means we can run twice as much stuff, so now we’ll have more server instances and image converters to process more requests at a time.
And expect performance to get even better: Right now we’ve only run the upgrade, so now we’re faster thanks to the CPU upgrade and a whole lot more stable thanks to the RAM upgrade. Over the next week or so I’ll reconfigure the server a bit to decide how to best use all the new RAM that’s been made available to us, which oughta be the big step in improving performance like crazy.
Also, hey! If you’re looking for a server, please support Dress to Impress by using this referral link to sign up with Linode. Seriously, guys, I can’t recommend Linode enough. Their servers are solid, their customer service is phenomenal, and, with these upgrades, they’re undeniably the best deal in town. They’ve served me well both for fun projects like Dress to Impress and in the professional world, and I recommend them to all the tech folk I know. (And even if you’re morally opposed to referral links, sign up with them anyway. Seriously. I only recommend companies that have really, truly earned it.)
I’m really excited about this, guys. Since there’s so much going on with Dress to Impress every minute of every day, it can be tough to keep everything running as smoothly as it should. I’m thrilled that this upgrade will help make the site even better, and here’s hoping y’all are excited, too :)