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Languagetool.org and API now faster and more stable


(Daniel Naber) #1

Hi,

we recently had problems with the LT API, which powers languagetool.org and the add-ons (Firefox, Chrome, Google Docs), being not very responsive and often returning errors. These issues should be fixed now and languagetool.org and the API should be faster and more stable than ever. If you're interested in the technical details, please check out this issue.

Still, our server is a single server, if it crashes, languagetool.org and the API are down. The only viable solution seems to be to switch to Amazon AWS and run at least two machines with a load balancer in front. We're currently on a more traditional hosting company (Host Europe) that doesn't offer load balancing.

Regards
Daniel


(Xavi Ivars) #2

Hi Daniel,

Has the new endpoint helped to also reduce the load of the server?

Xavi


(Daniel Naber) #3

Probably - as mentioned above, we did several things to improve performance and I can't tell exactly what measure helped how much. But now everything looks fine, thanks.

Regards
Daniel


(Xavi Ivars) #4

The reason I mention it is because in your message you say the server is a single server in Host Europe, so I wasn't sure if the new endpoint is being used anywhere outside the Android app


(Daniel Naber) #5

It's indeed not used yet anywhere outside the Android app (at least from my side). To use it, we'd need to set up a load balancer, but that won't help much, as then the load balancer would be the single point of failure. Anyway, as the load issue is now solved, I think the next step is to move to a cloud platform like Amazon AWS. But that's not urgent, and it would increase our monthly costs.