Project :

News Website

Client Name :

DEALSTREETASIA

Visit :

DealStreatAsia’s website witnessed increasing traffic both from users and bots when we were approached to take over the site’s maintenance and new development efforts. The site was infected with ad serving malware and the hosting costs were in excess of USD 1500 per month. Honey Badger Labs took over and implemented these measures to make the site secure, faster, more reliable while bringing down the hosting costs to a consistent USD 500 per month.

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  • Cleaned up malware from the source code and brought sources under version control.
  • Applied security patches and implemented firewall controls.
  • Implemented caching to serve pages faster.
  • Moved static media to CDN for more efficient delivery.
  • Implemented S3 storage for all media for resiliency.
  • Made search more efficient by offloading it from the database to ElasticSearch.
  • Reduced bot traffic by blocking bad bots and detecting crawler networks.
  • Implemented new newsletter using MailChimp API to aggregate multiple feeds from the site.
  • Implemented HTTPS everywhere.
  • Added automated deployments and recovery procedures. 
  • Analyzed SQL queries and tuned them to reduce database load. Downsized the over provisioned database and web server to reduce costs and added multi zone replication for resilience.
  • Offloaded image resizing load from the main server to a server-less micro-service implemented using Amazon Lambda.
  • Implemented paywall with Stripe integration with auto renewals. Paywall integrated using custom developed cache plugin to serve different versions to subscribers efficiently from the cache.

TECHNOLOGY STACK

<p>Wordpress</p>

WordPress

<p>NodeJS</p>

NodeJS

<p>Django</p>

Django

<p>Amazon-SES</p>

Amazon-SES

<p>Redis</p>

Redis

<p>MySQL</p>

MySQL

<p>ElasticSearch</p>

ElasticSearch

<p>Amazon-Lambda</p>

Amazon-Lambda

<p>Amazon-s3</p>

Amazon-s3

<p>Amazon RDS</p>

Amazon RDS

<p>Amazon-Cloudfront</p>

Amazon-Cloudfront

<p>Amazon API Gateway</p>

Amazon API Gateway

"We brought HBL on board at a crucial time in our journey. They were able to bring our monthly costs down, improve our site performance and handle a major project for us in record time."
Joji Philip
CEO DealStreetAsia

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