A2K has moved to Chicago.

We have changed servers again and this time we didn’t just upgrade, we moved to a new datacenter. We are no longer located out of Dallas, Texas and are now hosted in the heart of Chicago. We will also be moving some parts of the site (css, images, JavaScript) to locations around the world so that they load more quickly.

More importantly our server specs have now become much more impressive going from (this may be just for the geeks here):

  • CPU: dual dual-core 1.8 GHz
  • RAM: 8GB
  • CPU: dual quad-core 2.33 GHz
  • RAM: 18GB
We also got faster dedicated discs for the databases that should provide faster I/O. For the non-geeks in the crowd the simplified version is that we more than doubled the hardware power in this move and have already begun to see faster pageloads, no more crashing etc.