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Last Updated: February 25, 2016
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· ChrisMissal
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Keep your AppHarbor site fast

tl;dr - Apply a free monitoring service to keep your site from "sleeping".

If you have a free account on AppHarbor, you're only given one web worker. I have found that hitting my site for the first time in awhile is very slow. My guess is that the application pool is suspended after no activity.

I have seen much better performance from my site after signing up and applying 5 minute monitoring tests with pingdom. If my site had lots of traffic, this would become less of a problem, but if that was the case, I might be able to up my subscription on AppHarbor.

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