I went ahead and moved the SBWS servers up to Amazon Web Services. I’ve setup the whole mess to be super resilient and pretty speedy too.
Some cool features to note: The site is now on servers that span 3 geographic availability zones. If an earthquake takes out a data center, the site will stay online.
The site will scale up to meet demand - if things slow down, it should only be for a moment while AWS stacks more servers into the mix.
The site is also now using SSL - note the green “Secure” indication in your address bar. Anything you send or receive from the website is now encrypted during transit (including things like your username/password, etc.).
Anyway - hoping that bolstering the infrastructure and making the site more reliable might convince people to start using it again.
hello? Is this thing on? Anyone out there?