As our frequent visitors already know, accessing EB! has been a little spotty over the past week during times of infrastructure migration and improvements. We are happy to report that we are now 100% on our new primary server which is using a Linux Debian based operating system to provide rock solid stability and reliability for our community. We also migrated away from MySQL over to MariaDB in hopes of cashing in on the performance gains there too considering how heavily we rely on our master database for every aspect of the site.
We have pretty much always utilized Amazon S3 for our image server to provide content service to our members as well as provide a very reliable and secure off-site server for said images. I am happy to report that we are now utilizing daily off-site backups of our entire site and databases as well through similar means. This move will prevent a catastrophic failure like we experienced earlier this year, and allow us to restore the site to any point needed should data become lost or corrupt.
While those changes were fairly big ones, we aren't done yet. I am constantly working on improving the user experience here. I have plans to improve our page load speeds further and make better use of caching to save on what resources are served. While this may result in a little downtime here or there, from here on out it things should be pretty reliable.
I haven't forgotten about all of the feature suggestions either. There is a lot on my plate, but I will continue to implement whatever features I can, while improving the existing ones as well. This includes working on the user-selected themes when I am able. I appreciate your patience and support through all of the work. I also would like to thank the @Community Ops Team for their reliable presence on the front-end while I continue to work primarily behind the scenes.
Stay tuned for more updates!