Speed up Pages initialization time by using configuration API
Once the Pages configuration API is in place it will be necessary to update gitlab-pages to load its configuration from the API instead of the filesystem. This should be done in a way that will allow support for both implementations (API and config file) for a period of time. Shipping two versions of the binary with Omnibus has been considered as an approach.
This will bring the time of pages configuration update from
~30 minutes to almost instant in gitlab.com, including:
- time for the project to be visible for the first time
- adding new domains
- adding SSL certificates
This work has already started in this MR, finishing up that work will complete this issue.
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Related Epic: &1316