Career Key

Author: Career Key's President and CEO, Juliet Wehr Jones, GCDF, J.D.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Career Key Websites Graduate to a New, More Powerful Server

The Career Key's popularity is a blessing, but has also resulted in gradually more load - requiring a server upgrade. Over the weekend, we migrated our websites to a new, more powerful server. Not only did the upgrade make our sites and tests at least twice as fast, it also brings improvements to how the tests work.

I want to thank our programmers: Nate, Joe, Whit, Will, and Andrew and our web designer Jeremy Bishop of Jeremiah Designs for making this upgrade and migration possible. There is no way we could have smoothly accomplished this big task without such talented people. And I really appreciate all the time worked at night and on weekends.

Migrating to a new server takes a lot more work and is a lot more complicated than you might think. It's not just a matter of copying a bunch of files over onto a new machine. (wish it was!) I spend a lot of time with programmers and technical people (I'm married to one) so I definitely appreciate the work and expertise required more than most.

Our technical team really cares about helping people without the promise of big bucks. So I am even more grateful for their help. Thank you!

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