HealthCare.gov to double capacity by end of month

The HHS tech team expects the site to handle 50,000 users at a time by the end of November

By , IDG News Service |  IT Management

The site's error rate when users land on a page was .75 percent this week, down from about 1 percent a week ago and 6 percent just after the site's launch, he said. Page response times were under one second this week, similar to the response in recent weeks, but much lower than eight seconds in the first weeks after launch.

However, the site still crashed twice during the past week, for about three hours on Wednesday and about 10 minutes on Tuesday, not including scheduled overnight outages used for upgrades.

The tech team working on the site has made more than 300 bug fixes and improvements since mid-October, Zients said. The team has 50 priority fixes to work on next week, he said.

Grant Gross covers technology and telecom policy in the U.S. government for The IDG News Service. Follow Grant on Twitter at GrantGross. Grant's email address is grant_gross@idg.com.

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