Getting More Hardware and More Hardcore

Thanks to the good word put out by all of our users (really, thank you so much guys), Wufoo’s been growing at a good clip. Our community of empowered form builders just past 125,000 users today and we’re on pace to process 1 million entries this month alone. All this growth on your end means we’ve got to grow on our end and so this week we’ll be putting the finishing touches on some sweet new gear we’ve added to Wufoo’s arsenal of form processing firepower.

With the help of our dear friends over at [Bitpusher](, we’ve installed a new database server, web server and a lot more memory to our lineup that’s already improved page load times by about 15%. These hardware improvements were coupled with extensive backend rewrites on our end that’s also reduced the amount of resources we were using to call and enter data. For example, on fairly large forms, we’ve dramatically optimized the number of queries needed to show and process pages with lots of fields.

In addition to the new hardware, we’ve also implemented some security measures that will make using Wufoo in public wifi settings a lot more safe. The login system now uses a secure cookie system to protect sensitive administrative areas on Wufoo from any kind of session hijacking attack.

I’ll be talking about some more goodies here very shortly, but these changes and updates are part of a new foundation we’re laying down for Wufoo’s continued improvement. Over the next few weeks, we’ll be making more optimizations to the system to make sure Wufoo is running as fast as you’ve come to expect of it. Thanks again to all our users for helping us get to this point and we hope you enjoy the boost.


  • You guys have the best web forms out there and it’s so easy to use. I sure wish I could gain some of the wealth and knowledge you guys have. Amazing stuff, keep up the good work!


    Posted November 18th, 2008 by Mike Massad.
  • Everyone needs a hug.

    Posted November 18th, 2008 by raj kumar tamang.
  • we can’t login to our account

    can’t find the server “”

    Posted November 18th, 2008 by vanni.

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