Mother’s Day: for some of us, an opportunity to spend some time and money showing our appreciation for that special person who brought us into the world. For others, it’s a chance to earn some extra revenue, as the rest of us rush to show that appreciation in the form of cards, flowers and other gifts.
So, how were the retailers prepared? Did the websites of florists and card retailers perform well enough to capitalise on this celebration of all things maternal? Or did a failure to optimise lead to slowdowns and outages?
Something very exciting has happened.
We’ve just put our load testing platform under more strain than ever before.
The previous record was set back in 2011, when we hit a site with 457,000 page impressions per minute.
This time we reached a staggering 868,000.
If you’re on this website, it’s a safe bet that you’re interested in web performance. You’re probably also aware that the site is run by NCC Group Web Performance. With that in mind, you might be wondering why we maintain this site alongside the main NCC Group site, www.nccgroup.com.