Don’t hold your horses, we’re moving to a better infrastructure
KartRocket is moving to a fully cloud scalable infrastructure!
This will mean much faster site loads, lower latency and happier buyers 🙂
Also, since we will be in a highly-available and load balanced environment, you will virtually never need to face a scheduled maintenance again. We can do everything behind the curtains and add wanted capacity as and when we grow.
We’re moving to a hybrid cloud infrastructure primarily comprising of Amazon AWS and Digital Ocean.
Here are some highlights about our infrastructure and it’s components:
1. We’re now hosting in Singapore. Which is closer to India than Amsterdam and New York (duh). This allows for much lower latency (<100ms)
2. We’re hosting on Digital Ocean with fully SSD hard disks, high bandwidth and great performance.
3. We will be load balancing all traffic through NGINX.
This not only protects our environment from surges in traffic, but also allows for unlimited scalability as we can automatically provision child servers as and when our customer base grows. NGINX is what powers the biggies such as Facebook, NetFlix and WordPress.com.
4. We will be using Amazon Web Services S3 (Simple Storage Service) for storing all images, downloads, shipping labels, etc. Which means permanent reliability and faster uploads and retrievals.
5. We will be using Amazon Web Servers Cloud Front (Content Delivery Network).
6. We will route all traffic through Amazon’s DNS service Route 53.
Since you point your top level domain name to our servers, the first time a user performs a lookup for your website, the browser tries to contact the DNS to find out where to connect the user. By using Route53, we ensure blazing fast DNS resolutions that are again optimized for geo-location.
7. Google PageSpeed
Finally we will be using Google’s Page Speed algorithm to give your ecommerce website a massive speed boost. Some features of page speed include automatic minification of code, compression of images, inline css, inline js, pre-fetch dns and much more.
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We hope you guys can appreciate all the infrastructure that goes into powering your ecommerce site!
Thank you for your continued support for KartRocket.
-KartRocket Product Team