Flex Up and Flex Down for Seasonal Demand

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As your e-commerce site grows, your hosted infrastructure will need to scale to keep up with customer demand. Your website’s database is particularly vulnerable to a move—especially if it relies on a single server, as MySQL does. Moving to another server can involve considerable downtime as you dump the data off the system to be replaced and restore it to the new server with more capacity. As your business continues to grow, downtime becomes increasingly disruptive and expensive. Moreover, as you approach the capacity limits of the largest server, you must consider workarounds to offload processing from the overburdened MySQL server. Managing these workarounds is not simple and can lead to additional costs in both people and resources. It can also lead to errors and downtime.