Planned downtime on Sunday, May 1st, 19:00 UTC

By Edouard on April 29, 2011

Web Translate It will be unavailable for a about an hour on Sunday, May 1st, 19:00 UTC as I will release an important update to the service. The total downtime shouldn’t exceed 1 hour.

This downtime was originally planned on April the 16th but was cancelled due to a few bugs and bottlenecks that needed to be fixed.

The downtime is needed to improve Web Translate It’s architecture in order to deliver new features, as well as improving the performance of the service.

On Sunday, May 1st, 19:00 UTC the service will be put in maintenance mode. The website won’t be accessible at all while we proceed to migrating the data hosted on Web Translate It to a new architecture. I estimate migrating the 6.3 million strings to the new architecture to take approximately 50 minutes.

This upgrade will bring a lot of enhancements and new features, which will be unveiled later.

Thank you for your patience as we refine Web Translate It’s architecture.

As always, you should follow @webtranslateit on Twitter for live updates.