Large sitemap

3 min read We built a social network-type site recently with quite a large number of public-facing pages, and like any good site, we created a sitemap with links to every page. All fine on launch, every page we tested finished in under 3ms of logic processing, and everyone was very happy. A few weeks pass and everything looks great, until all of a sudden all our request times go through the roof, and the database is maxing out and we’re scratching our heads at what’s causing all the load. No abnormal requests,…