Handling Increased Traffic Published Apr 4, 2020 Looking for ways to improve their server performance, NewSpring Church reached out to Rock partner Sparkability Group for a professional review of their site. Their team reviewed their configuration and optimized their install for measurably better performance. The first weekend after the tune up was complete, Jonathan Evans, Technical Director shared, "Performance has been AMAZING this morning! We saw peak active users on the site get up 1,200 and during the 9:00 am to 10:00 am hour we saw 4,300 unique users hit the site. All of that and IIS never even registering more than a 30% one-minute maximum and a sub 5% one-minute average all morning. We are super grateful for the Sparkability team and thankful for their willingness to help!" Final optimizations were installed right before quarantine mandates moved everyone to online-only services, making the timing of the project perfect. All churches are experiencing higher weekend web traffic, which means that all Rock installs are now operating under a different load. Because of this, every church should re-examine their system performance at peak usage to avoid weekend issues. Testing new features and workflows at current scale before rolling out is also a critical step every organization should take. As all digital platforms take on unprecedented loads it’s critical to consider the configuration of your sites. If you find your system performance could use a few tweaks, or you have too much on your plate now to put the time into testing it, consider engaging with Sparkability Group or another Rock Partner.