God of Thunder and Rock'n'Roll (archmage) wrote,
God of Thunder and Rock'n'Roll

More Reasons To Be A Paid Member

It used to be that paid members were on designated "faster" servers. However, due to the loads and how they were handled, this wasn't always such a wonderful advantage...

...well, that's just changed. Now, if you're logged in as a paid user, you "cut in line" of other web requests that have been received but not yet generated a response. Basically, the load balancer retrieves all incoming web requests immediately after your browser sends them, then sorts those requests into two lines: free users and paid users. Whenever a real server (not the load balancer) is ready to do more work, it always fulfils a request from the paid user line, and only does free user requests once no paid users are waiting. Deeper explanations can be found here.

Membership has it's privileges, eh?

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