Return Of The Blogrolls

I just got back from a business trip, so I’ll be back to regular blogging in moment.

Regular visitors will notice that the blogrolls have returned to the front page. During the wave of visitors looking for the Nick Berg video Wizbang (and several other blogs) were loading several hundreds of thousands of page views each day. The strain on Blogrolling.com (and other centralized services) was noticeable. This presented a dilemma for customers of centralized services like Blogrolling.com – leave the code on their page and risk having their own page load extremely slow or removing the code. Most chose to move or remove their blogrolls.

The blogrolls at Wizbang are now all served from a local cache of the Blogrolling.com servers, so Wizbang is entirely independent from the operation of their servers. A schelduled job on the server updates the blogrolls every five minutes and then saves the blogroll to the Wizbang server. The local copy of the Blogrolling.com data is what is loaded by Wizbang, so the latency and Javascript issues that many have experienced with Blogrolling.com are not an issue here.

Lloyd Hannesson will have the final version of the script at Dasme.org that you can upload to your server to start running your Blorolling.com blogrolls locally. As soon as he’s certain that there are no errors in the script he’ll make it available.

Previously: Blogroll Caching

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  1. McGehee May 25, 2004
  2. Joe Grossberg May 25, 2004
  3. shelli May 25, 2004