Quick Update On The Site Performance
So it has been a couple of weeks since I upgraded the back-end and the front-end for the SLR Lens Review. So far everything seems to work as expected for the most part. You might encounter one of the following two errors, both of which are temporary
- Internal Server Error (sometimes error 500) - this is due to a new image gallery plugin that I am using. It tries to generate thumbnails the first time someone navigates to a page with a gallery, but times out on large galleries. Clicking reload refreshes the plugin and it reloads all thumbnails. Once all pages with galleries have been hit at least once, this error will disappear for good.
- No Input File Specified - this is a caching error which happens once in a while when I push a new update to the site. Cleaning up browser cache solves this 100% of time. Sometimes it gets solved if you simply refresh the page. You should no longer see this error since I am basically done with all the updates/migrations (well, all except for the user reviews, which should come online this weekend)
Unfortunately, site performance still leaves room for improvement. I upgraded to the premium plan with my hosting provider but that did not get me much, as it seems the pipe on this shared content DC is just too congested. I am looking for alternative options potentially with other hosts.