Completed: picWorkflow Server Upgrades

Website under construction with webserver

You’ve probably noticed the picWorkflow website running ever more slowly recently, sorry about that, the demand for the distribution service has been steadily growing over the years. picWorkflow runs on a pretty slim margin and was originally built pretty quickly (2 weeks for beta version) so I’ve had to hold back from spending on major upgrades and just fill gaps as needed, but it has finally reached the point where I’ve exhausted every optimisation I can add to the main server so I’ll be upgrading picWorkflow’s infrastructure and extending some of our cloud-connected features over the next week or so.

I can’t say specifically when each downtime will be (I’ll be testing a few ideas so may have to rollback some changes), though the site will usually be be back within 30 minutes, I expect a couple of hours (probably during early morning GMT, late night US) on Monday 23rd September and Friday/Saturday 27/28 as I put the final parts in place.

Thank you very much for your patience, we’ll be back up and running harder, better, faster than ever before as we get into October :)

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One Comment

  1. bobbigmac
    Posted September 24, 2013 at 9:34 pm | Permalink

    The first stage of the upgrade is now complete (the main database moved to new server). The site is already running WAYYY faster than it was for me, but if you run into any problems using the site, or see any slowdown, please let me know :)

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