Serving More Requests for Less Money: how Django is saving "Ain't It Cool News"
Tuesday 2 p.m.--2:45 p.m.
Audience level: Intermediate
Hear how in under 2 weeks Ain't it Cool News, a movie news and review website with over 15 years of raw HTML content and hundreds of thousands of daily visits, was moved from an expensive custom Ruby on Rails App on an EC2 cluster to a dedicated server running Django. All with zero downtime. Abstract
In December 2012 the movie website Ain't It Cool News was in a rut- advertising revenues were going down while their custom Ruby on Rails solution on EC2 seems to require more and more system administration and hosting resources.
Hear how by using django a website with over a decade of raw HTML content, 4.5 million comments and hundreds of thousands of daily visits was moved from EC2 to a single managed server running Django behind the Cloudfront CDN with no downtime at a significantly reduced monthly cost.