Elliptics: WebCrossing Database, Memory, Cluster, and Security Enhancements – Summer 2023

We have released a new version of WebCrossing with many important updates, including memory optimizations, fixes to background saves, updates to cluster operations (particularly important for larger sites) and a new security update for OpenSSL.  If you use SSL (https) for your site we recommend always using the latest build. And the same goes for customers using WebCrossing’s cluster features which allow you to grow your site to handle basically unlimited traffic as needed.

The WebCrossing core server is a high-performance collaboration system, permitting an unlimited number of simultaneous users restricted only by platform capabilities and bandwidth. The high-performance server application is implemented in the C programming language, eliminating the overhead of interpreted languages such as PHP. Additional performance is achieved by extensive use of sophisticated data caching techniques to eliminate slow disk accesses whenever possible. 

For heavy load requirements, WebCrossing’s sophisticated clustering protocol makes it simple to group redundant servers for a highly scaleable and robust environment. Scalability features include distributed and mirrored server features. Unlike some mirrored systems, which may require several minutes to distribute new postings throughout the entire mirrored network, a WebCrossing cluster achieves complete network distribution in milliseconds.For our hosted customers, we will do the server updates for your site.

If you are a self-hosted customer and have a valid support and maintenance contract, please contact support for access to the latest WebCrossing build. If your support and maintenance contract has expired, please contact us to renew so we can provide you with this update.

The latest build is now WebCrossing 6.4-b93ae8c 2023-08-14.