Your website just got faster!
August 19, 2008
With always more websites hosted with UGAL, it was time to revisit the network architecture that was in use since UGAL launched. We are happy to report that the project is now completed, and that you should experience a pretty dramatic increase in the speed at which web pages are delivered from our servers to your web browser.
While we were at it we worked at improving the time it takes to generate the pages of your website. Queries to our databases are now (much) faster and more data is cached in memory for faster rendering. Our goal is to never spend more than 200ms (milliseconds) to generate any page of your website. We are well below the mark for most of the pages we serve, and are still tweaking the few remaining "slower" pages.
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you think of an area where UGAL could do better. A few milliseconds shaved here and there add up to improvements that us, the humans, can feel.
Enjoy faster websites!