Technical Improvements to Yola's Systems

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For far too long, we have been storing site resources (such as uploaded images) on a big, nasty shared fileserver. This worked fine when we were small, but has started to cause problems in recent months. Without going into too much technical detail, all our servers have been fighting each other over whose turn it is to access things.

To fix this problem and return tranquility to our favorite corner of the Internet, Yola's intrepid team of Software Samurai have custom-built a distributed resource store. This resource store is in charge of making sure that your precious files are available at an instant's notice without causing woe and strife amongst the other servers in Yola's Marvelous Mechanical Menagerie.

Today's upgrade hooked the resource store up to the rest of the systems. As often happens with such endeavors, things did not go quite as smoothly as planned and the Software Samurai had to leap into action and make things right again.

Turning the resource store on is just the beginning of an ambitious plan to improve how Yola works behind the scenes. Over the course of the next few weeks, we will be moving existing data into the resource store and upgrading other parts of the system to take advantage of the work we have already done.
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Jeremy Thurgood

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Posted 10 years ago

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lambofgod

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Cool. Thanks for the hard work.
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Alex

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cool. thanks. this should stop yols performance from slipping :)
i said somthing to monique 3 days ago. action is beinng taken!
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Monique, VP of Customer Support

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Thanks Jeremy!

Alex, this does relate directly to the performance problems you raised the other day, which I responded to you about. Although the change Jeremy described only went live today, our engineers have been working on it for months.

We hope that what was done today will be the first step towards a permanent solution to the difficulties we have experienced over the last few weeks (the one where the site builder goes down for a few minutes, you guys freak out, and Monique has to come out and say sorry)

As Jeremy mentions, we still have a way to go to be where we want to be, but what was released today brings us a whole lot closer.

We really appreciate how patient and supportive our customers have been during our struggles and we hope you will be rewarded with a much better service in future.
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Alex

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i know it wasnt my comment that created this pudate i mean it happened as soon as i asked it. (how canveenient :] )
(i cant spell today)
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Monique, VP of Customer Support

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Yeah, I understood :) I just wanted to let you know that your comment the other day was insightful and that we were working on it. It is a lucky coincidence that we were ready to release today so soon after that thread. I hope you will bear with us if we have a few more wobbles along the way - we will keep on top of this as always!
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Alex

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dont worry monique, i will always stay with yola, even when the performance is slipping.
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Mayank Nehru

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Yes Alex.You are right.Not only you, I think all of Yola's current customers will and should stay with Yola.ola is the best of its kind and also is affordable.It is the only free website building and publishing site I have seen with so good services. and I feel it is the bestWe can make a great site eith yola,just need to work on it(without working we are never going to make any site)
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Monique, VP of Customer Support

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Thanks Mayank!