“The Digg Effect”

You all know the “Axe Effect,” right? I think someone needs to make a commercial out of the “Digg Effect.”
My god!!! Servers are taking a severe hit right now, they go offline for 5 minutes at a time as the backend goes down.

As soon as the load starts to settle for the hour (before my next article goes up :P) I’m going to optimize the MySQL Database, run a couple of queries to clean it up and stuff.. I’m backing it up nightly as well, don’t know when this host will give!
Anyway, yeah, if traffic keeps like this, I know a good host. If you have any suggestions, I could do with all the help I can get!

  • Similar Posts

    Craving more? Here are some posts a vector similarity search turns up as being relevant or similar from our catalog you might also enjoy.
    1. Some (not so) Minor Changes
    2. Digg, Slashdot, OSNews, and More!
    3. The Gallery...
    4. Server Move Completed - NeoSmart Technologies Fully Optimized!
    5. NeoSmart Technologies needs your help!
  • 5 thoughts on ““The Digg Effect”

    1. As a matter of fact my current ost gives me 160 GB transfer for only 10 a month.. It turns out that the performance hit was (and this is very hard to believe) nothing to do with me being slashdotted and dugg and engadgeted!
      But anyway I have another host lined up.. 10 bucks a month buys me unlimited shared bandwidth on the fastest server in America (ping) according to CNet!

    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *