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“The best migration I’ve ever been a part of” - AmpleHarvest.org Case Study

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INDUSTRY 501c3 Non-profit: Food waste/ hunger PRODUCTS Cloud VPS PAIN POINTS When AmpleHarvest received high-profile accolades in the press, it sent a large volume of traffic to the site, taxing their hosting provider, who also shut down the site at peak times mistakenly thinking quality traffic was malicious. HOW LIQUID WEB HELPED The Most Helpful Humans in Hosting TM helped AmpleHarvest.org move to scalable Cloud VPS while providing sonar-monitoring and real-time scurity reports to better fight against hackers and code injections. "The best migration I've ever been a part of" AmpleHarvest.org Outgrows Old Hosting Provider, Calls Liquid Web for VPS, Load Balancing, and More As AmpleHarvest.org's reputation as a food waste/ hunger organization grew, so did their mentions in national news outlets along with other high-profile accolades. However, these periods of high recognition were also causing traffic spikes on their site that were taxing their hosting provider, who was ill-equipped to handle the heavier loads. The situation became even more tenuous as an already large volume of traffic f rom a major Google advertising grant was compounded by a big push of AmpleHarvest.org PSA traffic f rom AppNexus's "Technology for Good" program. While this was a tremendous boon for AmpleHarverst.org (the response was overwhelming on an enterprise level: site impressions reached 4.8 billion in 2016) their hosting provider f requently shut down the site at peak times because they were unaware that these were legitimate hits, not malicious traffic. The unacceptable result was that after receiving these unprecedented levels of recognition, the site would be down for 24-48 hours with average wait times of 20 to 40 minutes for support. It also meant an untold number of prospective food donors continually left the site due to the long stretches of downtime.

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