The holiday shopping season will be approaching before we know it and if you are expecting an increase in traffic, Chris Kivlehan, vice president of account management for INetU, offered some hosting musts to prepare for the rush.
- Conduct load testing so you can simulate the number of users you are expecting to have during the holiday. This will see if the present infrastructure is up to the task.
- Take a look at what your bottlenecks are in application performance to see if there is a way to make the application run more efficiently and faster. Database optimization is one way to do this. You will then want to make sure you have a scalable hosting solution.
- If you have a cloud based solution, it can be easy to clone servers and add them to you web or database clusters alternatively. You can increase memory or CPU capacity of your cloud servers on short notice or you can it done automatically.