The SlashDot Effect

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  1. I agree with Jonathan, Pair knows what they are doing. I started to be impressed by them when the publisher of MacMinute told me what they did during a Steve Jobs Keynote address… They saw the increased load (millions of hits in a few hours), put in a few more servers and tweaked the cluster. Everything stayed up and he didn’t even have to alert them to do anything. That’s pro.

    Of course that’s on the dedicated side of things, but I have had no problems with a Pair shared server.

    What kind of traffic are we talking about (hits/bandwidth)? If you’re running static pages like you are, it takes a hell of a lot to bring down a server.

    MobileTracker has been on Slashdot several times without much slowdown. But when my Pepsi article on MacMerc got Slashdotted, it brought us down (dynamic pages). Though to be fair we were already on a huge load much like Gigaom was.

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