Last week when we launched Faviola, the “housewife” summer dress, the design and free pattern were so popular that our server crashed. We simply couldn’t keep up with the traffic unfortunately and we received a few emails from frustrated readers who couldn’t access the site or who experienced very slow response times. For this, we sincerely apologize.
The So Sew Easy website has grown considerably over the last few months –so much so that we grew out of our server. We’re serving over 1 million pages of content to over 400,000 users each month. Last week when launched the popular pattern, a large number of these users all wanted to view the article at the same time and our systems just couldn’t handle it.
What we have done about it
During the week this week, we DOUBLED the size of our server and made significant improvements to our CDN (content delivery network) that has made the site much, much faster and responsive.
Please go ahead and click on a few extra pages this week to check it out. We’re VERY confident that you will now find the site much faster and more responsive. Going forward, we’ll do a better job of monitoring the server capacity as the site grows to make sure this doesn’t happen again.
Thanks so much for your support.