New hardwarez for Booko

After a false start on Thursday morning, Booko is now distributed across multiple servers: the Web server, the Database server and the Price server (well, price grabber). Having these components separated out will make expanding Booko much easier than when it was deployed to a single host.

Once the web server load grows higher than a single host can handle, the next step will be to load balance the web servers – with nginx or Varnish or HAProxy or maybe even Apache.

I took the opportunity of some downtime to upgrade to the latest versions of Ruby Enterprise Edition and Passenger (mod_rails) from the awesome guys at Phusion.

All this means that Booko should now be a touch snappier. Enjoy!