Hacker News broke our site – how Nginx and PageSpeed fixed the problem

  • 24 Mar, 2015
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Hacker News broke our site – how Nginx and PageSpeed fixed the problem

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Following a surge of traffic from Hacker News which overloaded our servers, we re-built our hosting stack using the latest best practices for high performance browser networking resulting in 94/100+ scores on Google PageSpeed Insights, and A+ scores on SSL Labs. In this post we will share how we did it.

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