[wp-hackers] Forum post: Huge server hits
Jason A. Hoffman
jason at textdrive.com
Tue Jul 12 16:11:37 GMT 2005
On Jul 12, 2005, at 2:54 AM, Podz wrote:
> "as a recation to the attacks in london we set up a website called
> werenotafraid.com, and we are running it on a wordpress blog. i am
> not pimping the project here, my questions is of a somewhat
> technical nature.
> the project has really taken off, we had 11 million hits in just a
> few days, but we had to notice that the wordpress software was not
> able to deal with the load:"
> It's been linked from the BBC too so the problem will remain. I've
> pointed the guy at staticise-reloaded, but maybe this number of
> hits needs something more ?
Not to inject myself here, but why do people slap up a wordpress site
(or anything for that matter) on a little server, and then expect a
piece of software to just scale up automatically?
What kind of hardware is it on? What web server? What mysql? What ...?
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