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Banner image for A Site With Over 120,000 Hits Per Hour? Here's How We Managed the Demand Using a Custom 404 Pipeline. article

Going live with a new Sitecore implementation and getting over 30 times the load you were expecting can be a bit of a shock! So, when we saw 120,000 hits per HOUR instead of the 3,000, we expected, adjustments needed to be made. Here's how we programmatically stored an array of 404 pages to drop demand on the servers in a huge way.

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Banner image for Site Failures and What Else Can Happen When You're Not Monitoring the Health of Your Sitecore Implementation article

This week a client had a well-running installation go offline, showing “Error 524: a timeout occurred”. Not having worked on this instance for several months, the first thing I did was look at the logs to see what's going on. The site is logging thousands of exceptions a day, and one SQL database is pinned at 100% for at least seven days. This needed a few steps to resolve the issue, so let's go through them.

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Banner image for Speeding up Sitecore Starts for Better Experiences, From Dev to Production article

Ok, using Falcon Heavy's engines as my banner is a little dramatic, but time is money, and having staff wait for Sitecore restarts can add up over an engagement of several months. I'm constantly looking for more ways to speed process up, so I've put together a couple of tips on speeding things along.

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