– February 2019 – Migrated from a locally hosted, physical server to an Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud server – the same company that services such internet giants as Netflix, Expedia, Adobe, Dow Jones, Comcast and GE Health Care Services.
The migration accomplished two things. First, it ends the disruption caused by semi-annual migration from physical server when those servers need to be upgraded. With a site the size of MIRSnews.com, this meant temporary loss of functionality. With a cloud based server – those disruptions come to an end.
Also, user speed. In 2019, the performance of www.mirsnews.com in bench speed tests improved by 40 percent. That gain in speed is the result of migrating the site to an AWS cloud server as well as the recoding of the entire website.