Thursday 1 September 2016

Short outage

Due to an unexpected hardware issue, the Smartmessages service will be down for around half an hour this evening at approx 21:30 UK time.

Update: It started a little later and took a little longer than expected, but all work has been completed successfully and everything is back online.

Tuesday 16 August 2016

Smartmessages performance boost

Today we're happy to announce a big performance boost to We've migrated our whole platform to PHP 7, so you'll see a huge boost in page load speeds (which were pretty good to start with!) and email send rates.

We've also improved our TLS configuration (still an A+ rating on SSL Labs!) with the addition of ChaCha20/Poly1305 cipher suites, which give massively improved performance on low-power devices such as phones.

We hope you like it!

Thursday 21 January 2016

Database update

Yesterday we ran into some database issues that resulted in the system being very slow. We had partly commissioned a new database server, so rather than fixing the problem on the old server, we worked around it by completing the configuration of the new server and deploying it into production.
This accomplished what we hoped - a massive performance improvement across the board.

We apologies for the slow performance yesterday, but hope you enjoy the enormous speed boost you've got today!