[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:

> http://wordpress.org/support/topic/38937
>  "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 ?
> P.

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 ...?

- Jason

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