Wednesday, June 8, 2016

8 June 2016: Faster website access

We have made some changes to our website to reduce wait times and down times.  We have added a content delivery network, which basically makes copies of our website and distributes it to dozens of servers throughout the world.  The advantages are (a) when you access PathologyOutlines.com, you are accessing a server close to you, which reduces wait times, (b) there is less load on our server, reducing wait times, (c) there is less likelihood of a slowdown because of a malicious attack on the server, since users are not actually accessing our server most of the time, and because the Content Delivery Network has specific protections against these attacks, (d) the site is almost never down, because users can be routed to copies worldwide.  Let Dr. Pernick know if you have any questions or concerns at NatPernick@gmail.com.

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