ParticiPoll Moves to Amazon AWS Hosting

Last weekend we moved our entire hosting over to Amazon’s AWS hosting platform.

This has allowed us to set up a more robust hosting arrangement where different components of the service (registration/accounts, polling/voting, database) each have their own dedicated servers It also allows us to scale the hosting provision in different localities as the our customer base grows across the globe.

The server move did not require any significant downtime, however some users may have experienced a slight lag in the delivery of poll results. This was due to a temporary arrangement where our old web servers connected to our new database remotely for a few hours.

Hopefully this did not inconvenience anyone but please accept our apologies ifthe lag affected your at all. We’re now in a much better position to rapidly respond to increased usage demand which is good news for the future.