The user described operation of the builder’s interface but they didn’t see what happened in the background, and this is something I’m specifically proud of.
Our infrastructure was tested in action and we were able to sustain traffic from Hacker News and Product Hunt with not problem.
- Dedicated servers in OVH (3x cheaper than AWS!)
- Using data center in Canada and France (vRack between servers)
- Cloudflare as CDN (Content Delivery Network) and Load Balancer
- In Cloudflare, Cache services are active as well as Argo (optimised routes) and Load Balancing with Geo steering
Geo steering means (with appropriate settings) that users from the Americas are transferred the data center in Canada, while users from Europe are transferred to the data center in France. Only if the basic (closest) location fails, will the user be transferred to a more distant server.
Using the Bootstrap Shuffle (Bootstrap builder for busy developers), configuring the appearance of the theme, you will often compile Sass to CSS on our server (each change of settings will generate a new Sass compilation).
This is why the fastest connection is very important to us and load balancer from Cloudflare is perfect here!
Compilation of Bootstrap Sass files takes approximately 300ms. If we had servers only in America, users in Europe would see results of compilation 110 ms later! This is unacceptable! (You can verify the time of connection with the data centre in Canada by completing the following: ping proof.ovh.ca)
Another data centre that we will use is in Singapore (it will manage traffic from Asia).