44 months ago
Wednesday we migrated the site to AWS. I took the site down for maintenance around 5:30, and then flipped the switch back on a few hours later. It was a crazy couple weeks of preparation leading up to the move though.
Traffic here is enough that a while back we had to abandon the single-box approach of running a frontend and database on the same box. Nowadays we have a handful of systems that divy out various responsibilities. It has helped us scale with traffic, but makes migration to a new hosting provider a bit more time consuming.
The whole migration ended up being a lot more work than I anticipated. Most of it went smoothly, but it wasn't without issues. I think I fixed the last of the major issues today though. I'm worn out - time to finally get some decent sleep...