“Before we came to 2:45Tech, we suffered outages and slowdowns of our site during the most crucial viral sports moments. Their team recommended a distributed system at AWS, which has allowed our site to be much more versatile. A year later, we had them redesign our website and we couldn’t be happier. It was an in-depth collaborative process and now the site looks fantastic and is way easier to use.” — Nate Hodges, Owner and GM – Fox Sports Knoxville
Broadcasting locally on FOX Sports Knoxville WKGN FM 105.7 AM 1340, FanrunRadio.com is where you go when you want the scoop on University of Tennessee sports. When Nate Hodges came to us, the site ran great when traffic was low. However, when big news would break, so would the website. Having dealt with high traffic surges in the past, our technology team knew just what to do.
A year later, Mr. Hodges needed the site redesigned as it was getting harder to use in an ever changing mobile-first world.
- Architect an ideal hosting environment that would withstand major traffic surges
- Migrate the existing site and all its content to the new server
- Stress test the new setup
- Harden the website and server using best practice security methods
- Switch over to the new host with as little downtime as possible
- Wireframe and prototype a new site design
- Execute the design on a new framework
- Migrate all the content from the old site
- Collaborate with FanrunRadio.com staff to balance user experience on desktop, tablet, and mobile
- Harden the website using best practice security methods
- Launch the new site with as little downtime as possible
- The decision was made to use Amazon Web Services (AWS), which balances speed, uptime, and budget effectively
- Our engineers created a cost-effective hosting architecture splitting the web server and database server and putting them on their own dedicated instances using EC2 and RDS
- Speed testing showed the ability for the new hosting environment to handle roughly 2,000 visitors per second
- Security was locked down and continues to be through regular maintenance and support
- The old site design was on WordPress, so for easy content migration, we stayed with WordPress
- The new design is much faster and easier to use, especially for mobile users.