EAP 4X’s Its Server Capacity

During the last few months, EAP has experienced significant growth.

We thought we were properly managing our servers during that time. However, over the course of several calls with our engineers, we were told that our servers were only at 40% of their total capacity.

Upon doing a deep dive with an advanced technical team today, they found that during peak usage we had a solid 5 core demand on a 4 core server.

In other words, we had demand during peak usage that exceeded capacity by 20%.

This Is Obviously Problematic.

Here’s how we’re addressing this problem:

1) We’re 4X’ing The Capacity Of Our Servers

This solution is obvious. The resources of our servers will be 4x greater. This means all site load speeds will be accelerated starting tomorrow. The servers are being updated Saturday, July 8th at 1-2am.

2) Automated Tasks Pushed To Off-Peak Hours

Your twice a week blogs will now publish at 2 am to avoid using up server capacity during peak hours. We have several internal dev operations that will also be pushed to off-peak hours.

These changes will ensure your LeadSites are achieving optimal load times when they’re needed most.

3) We’re Opening Another Server

In addition to increasing our server capacity, we’re creating another server to divert resources as well. This will help us maintain server capacity well into the future.

4) Deep Dives Into Server Performance

Going forward, we’ll be using New Relic for in-depth weekly reviews into our server resources. This will help us identify problems like this much sooner. All the while improving the entire performance of the LeadSites network.

We have a list of 100+ optimizations we want to roll out over the next few months. A majority of these updates will help increase site speed and load time for you.

Finally, I’m Sorry.

I’m sorry if your site was slow or down at any point during this growth phase. We did not have the proper resources in place to keep up with our growth, and that is our fault.

These updates will hit your site Saturday morning, July 8th at 1-2am CST.

They should drastically improve server performance immediately. Our intent is to make this the first step in a month-long process to upgrade server and site load speeds sustainably on the LeadSite’s Network.

-Tyler

LeadSites Now Works With Zapier, Webhooks and IDX!

LeadSites recently shipped an update to our integrations. We called this Paths. Paths lets you easily create different routes for leads to go down. You can send buyer leads into one CRM sequence, and seller leads into another CRM sequence.

But, we still only had 10-12 CRM integration partners.

🎉🎉That changes today! 🎉🎉

LeadSite’s now have a webhook integration with Paths. This means you can pull your leads from your LeadSite into any crm that integrates with Zapier!

It looks like this:

 

In this update, we also included 2 small accessibility changes. We noticed a ton of you not liking to login to your IDX control panel. So, we included a direct login link inside of the drop down menu:

 

Additionally, we included a link to this developers forum & our brand new feature voting forum. Both of these developments will bring our dev team closer to our customers. And hopefully let us make faster improvements to the product.

 

Read more about our voting forum here

Read More Updates Here

Read about how webhooks work here

New Blog Templates!

EAP just rolled out our new blog templates!

There are several reasons why this is a sneaky important update. Here are a few:

  • More readable fonts and font sizes
  • Stylish and modern
  • Choose your favorite style or multiple
  • More user friendly on desktop and mobile
  • The start of good things (more templates coming out in the future….)

These templates are updated for a mobile first world. They have great font sizes on any device. You can now also tweak the look of each post you write to match  your brand and experiment with new templates at any time. Finally, your blog will never get old because we will continue to create awesome templates to keep you looking like the real estate authority

 

These templates also speed up the overall load time of your website!

Here’s an overview by Tyler: