Smooth sailin'


It's always quite stressful whenever we're tweaking any particular bit of our server network... Let alone completely revamping our infrastructure, upgrading every server in the process, and rolling out HTTPS (SSL) at the same time!

But now, after 2 full weeks, I can confidently say that our server infrastructure upgrade has been a resounding success all-around!

It's been smooth sailing for 14 straight days now, without even a hint of issues or down-time, and our users are reporting an even better user experience than before. And that's always a huge success in our book!


Biggest server upgrade ever is looking GOOD!

As mentioned in my post from August 5th (and my other post from August 7th) we've just rolled out the biggest server infrastructure upgrade EVER in the entire history of Spin Rewriter.

We started moving all data over to the new infrastructure at 11:42 AM EDT today. The first instance of downtime occurred at 11:48 EDT and lasted 6 minutes. The second (and last) instance of downtime occurred at 1:22 PM EDT and lasted 14 minutes.

When all our websites became available once again at 1:36 PM EDT, the spinning functionality of Spin Rewriter took an additional 26 minutes to fully reboot.

Since 2:02 PM EDT all of our systems have been up & running, and running better than ever before! 😃

As an added bonus, we also switched the entire Spin Rewriter website over to the HTTPS protocol with an SSL certificate today, for added security and reliability.

This means you can update your bookmarks to 😃

Bottom line, I hope you're going to LOVE this new, snappier, even more robust Spin Rewriter! 😃

< Part 1: We're working on the biggest server upgrade EVER
< Part 2: Our biggest server upgrade ever just became even BIGGER

Our biggest server upgrade ever just became even BIGGER

I already told you a little bit about our upcoming humongous server upgrade two days ago, on Wednesday... and I'm super happy to say that the upgrade is coming along very nicely, indeed!

We've settled on the final configuration of our new servers and we've already rolled out a parallel grid of brand-new servers with an identical copy of Spin Rewriter so we can work on the copy without disturbing anyone on the actual "live" website. Right now we're in the testing stage and I believe we've already squashed most of the bugs that felt like making an appearance after the huge server migration.

In other words, we're progressing quite nicely! So nicely, in fact, that we've decided to go a step further than planned while still sticking to our original timeframe. With the finalized server upgrade next week we're now also planning to roll out SSL support, in other words that green "https" version of the Spin Rewriter website for extra security and reliability.

We're very excited about this (as you can probably tell), and will keep you posted! 😃

> Part 3: Biggest server upgrade ever is looking GOOD!

We're working on the biggest server upgrade EVER

In preparation for the upcoming Spin Rewriter 6.0 launch (which is going to be HUGE!) we're also working on our server infrastructure.

Right now we've got the biggest server infrastructure upgrade on our hands that we've EVER rolled out, and while it's been quite a stressful couple of weeks this upgrade is only going to make Spin Rewriter better. And we want only the best for you guys.

We're expecting to roll out the brand-new server infrastructure some time during next week, i.e. probably between Monday, August 10th and Friday, August 14th. At the moment we're still performing the final tweaks and selecting the most suitable versions for a couple of our sub-component systems to ensure the best possible experience for our users.

If all goes well, there shouldn't be more than 25-30 minutes of down-time when we roll out the upgrade. Of course we'll also let you know about the upgrade in advance in order to minimize the impact on your effective work.

Hopefully you'll notice when your entire Spin Rewriter experience becomes even snappier. 😃

> Part 2: Our biggest server upgrade ever just became even BIGGER

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