Our Systems team doesn't post much, unless we're planning scheduled maintenance, but I wanted to pull back the curtain a bit today and tell you some of the things we've been working on. Early this year, we purchased brand new infrastructure for Auctiva. While we often do iterative upgrades (a server here, a switch there), this was the first time we've undertaken such an ambitious project. Planning and smaller steps were taken throughout the year, but the bulk of the heavy lifting was done in October (including a lengthy window on 10/24 when we moved our database to the new hardware). We again want to thank you all for the patience you had during this time.
What does this mean for you? While there are many benefits of this upgrade, you may find the most mentionable to be that the site is faster. Since the upgrade, we're now seeing the average page load time has dropped by 40%! Once again, we want to thank you all for your patience and understanding these past few months. Cheers to a strong and profitable Q4!