Slow Loading

Due to my lack of experience with infrastructure configuration, for the most part of last week, the experience of using StocksCafe has been unpleasantly slow. I apologize for that and am thankful for your patience.

Truth be told, it was rather stressful for me. I personally hate to use slow websites so I was waking up at ungodly hours (read: 4am) to configure the servers so as to impact as little users as possible, because during configuration, we often need to restart the server, and if mistakes are made, the server could go down for minutes or even hours.

After a week of learning and configuration, I believe we now have a reasonably decent response time. Before migration, 95% of requests took less than 0.5 seconds. Last week after migration, it shot up to 4+ seconds. Now, it is hovering around 0.4 seconds. Which actually means …