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Mikhail Liebenstein

Zoopla Down All Morning

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Zoopla appear to use Amazon for hosting and there are some issues in one of their datacentres this morning....

That'll be Amazon EC2 or something then. Presumably no one yet has any mission critical stuff on it..

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-13160929

Scores of well-known websites have been unavailable for large parts of Thursday because of problems with Amazon's web hosting service.

Foursquare, Reddit and Quora were among the sites taken offline by the glitch.

Amazon EC2 is the retailer's cloud computing business. It provides processing power and storage to companies that do not have their own data centres.

No reason has so far been given for the outage.

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Don't amazon use cloud?

Amazon provide a cloud for others to use but if the people who use the cloud only use one part of it and that part fails they're stuffed.

Amazon's datacentre in North Virginia is having problems, the others are ok.

Currently looking at hosting something in the cloud that will be replicated between US, UK, and Asia.

Would use just two locations but need the third for fast response times.

Andy

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Amazon provide a cloud for others to use but if the people who use the cloud only use one part of it and that part fails they're stuffed.

Amazon's datacentre in North Virginia is having problems, the others are ok.

Currently looking at hosting something in the cloud that will be replicated between US, UK, and Asia.

Would use just two locations but need the third for fast response times.

Andy

If you are hosting images, media etc, look for a CDN account (content delivery network) and the load times should be good wherever your content is viewed. If your site is based on Wordpress, then there are plugins that help you take advantage of CDN's or Amazon S3. Many hosting co's are also bundling CDN accounts in.

Static sites can all be hosted on Amazon S3, as you only pay for what you use and its pretty cheap. To resolve a domain name just create a CNAME record to resolve the domain to your S3 bucket.

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If you are hosting images, media etc, look for a CDN account (content delivery network) and the load times should be good wherever your content is viewed. If your site is based on Wordpress, then there are plugins that help you take advantage of CDN's or Amazon S3. Many hosting co's are also bundling CDN accounts in.

Static sites can all be hosted on Amazon S3, as you only pay for what you use and its pretty cheap. To resolve a domain name just create a CNAME record to resolve the domain to your S3 bucket.

It's not for content distribution, it's for a set of web services that have to respond consistently quickly - think keeping up with a moving conveyor.

S3 is ok for static content if you don't care about the latency, but a full blown CDN is preferable for CSS and JS.

CDNs help but the best gains can be had by following Steve Souders (and others) recommendations.

Until the end of last year I ran a webapp that served 900,000+ page views / day, by following some of the fronted performance guidelines we cranked average page load time down to less than one second (and there was more still to get)

Andy

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Ooo what was that?

It's a subscription service for schools called Kerboodle

Could have been much better than it is but corporate politics, a lack of understanding of how to build and operate web based applications hold it back.

I was a square peg in a round hole and spent most of my time battling the bureaucracy and senior management.

Andy

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