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After implementing Host Duplex’s optimization and scaling technologies, MacRumors observed a 200% increase in performance (decreased page load time) over SoftLayer/IBM. While traffic has increased 7.7x since 2015, Host Duplex’s optimization, scaling technology, and added efficiencies have allowed their cloud costs to remain stable.
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MacRumors Case Study
Scaling into the future, MacRumors chose Host Duplex.
The #1 source for Apple news finds its scalability requirements at Host Duplex.
Traffic Rank: #737 in the United States.*
Visits: 13.8M per month*
Company size: 101-250
Client since 2015
Event day surge: 3000 req/s
*SEMRush ranking report Sept 2021MacRumors attracts a broad audience of both consumers and professionals interested in the latest technologies and products. They boast the largest active Apple community focused on purchasing decisions and technical aspects of the iPhone, iPod, iPad, and Mac platforms.
Scalability that delivers when you need it most
Requests per second handled during event days.
The advent of the iPhone took MacRumors traffic levels to unprecedented territory. Scalability during Apple event days remained a challenge. In addition, MacRumors was looking to modernize its 20M+ member vBulletin forum.
Migration to the Host Duplex Cloud platform for scalability, performance, and enhanced security.
After implementing Host Duplex's optimization and scaling technologies, MacRumors observed a 200% increase in performance (decreased page load time) over SoftLayer/IBM.
Since 2015, MacRumors has observed 7.7x increase in daily traffic, with event days observing 20x in daily visitors.
While traffic has increased 7.7x since 2015, Host Duplex's optimization, scaling technology, and added efficiencies have allowed their cloud costs to remain stable.
As MacRumors has grown, our server setup has become more complicated, and moving to a fully managed service like Host Duplex really helped address our scaling issues as well as handle ongoing security monitoring and updates