We’re approaching fall and the temperature is finally cooling. One of my favorite things about this season is cuddling up by the fire and binge-watching Gilmore Girls. That show epitomizes autumn. If only there was a way to warm my Curator cache to improve page loads in the same way Lorelai and Rory have warmed my soul. Oh, wait! There is!
Sometimes the initial page load or log in flow for your users can be very slow. This is because we must perform API calls to check if the user has permission to see each navigation item related to analytic content. Single API calls are fast but when your menu is large and many calls must be made it can really anchor the load time.
This feature allows you to choose a select group of Curator users to warm the cache for. This improves the initial page load and skips the long wait caused by permission checks. The affect is even greater if your menu is very large.
First, we need to make sure you have a Frontend Group that contains the users needing their cache warmed. This Frontend Group needs to have less than 200 users because this process is intensive. Increasing the number of users could clog the queue and hurt performance. We're still playing with the sweet spot for number of users so this may change in the future.
Now that the feature is configured, every hour, the cache for the users will be warmed. This should result in a much faster initial page load or log in flow than before. While the current limit for the users who can experience this is only 200, we’re working to see if we can make more improvements to spread the benefit. If you need any assistance with enabling this feature or have any other Curator concerns, please reach out to Curator support! Just like the Gilmore Girls theme song says:
If you're out on the road
Feeling lonely, and so cold
All you have to do is [email Curator support]
And [we’ll] be there on the next train
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