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08 July 2004 @ 05:15 pm
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?
wesa on July 8th, 2004 05:22 pm (UTC)
horray for paid members! So glad I finally did it too.
Nicolereddelicious on July 8th, 2004 05:23 pm (UTC)
Yes it does!
fear & loathing on capitol hillgonzo_md on July 8th, 2004 05:31 pm (UTC)
...and the hits just keep on comin'!
wesa on July 8th, 2004 05:35 pm (UTC)
*shhh* dont' tell mike, but he's still new to the paid members :P