lthough I have a rather large amount of servers at my disposal, for some time I’ve had...
The site that has been wasting bits and bytes daily, since 2008!
In March I snapped up a domain that I had been waiting for a long time to become available: myatu.com. In fact, it is the reason why the current domain name has an “s” in it. I was aware of the content the previous owner had hosted on that domain name, but I had no idea how popular it was. So when that domain was transferred into my ownership, its traffic followed.
Generally, my website generates just a few thousand page views per day with the occasional spike, mainly for the Proxmox how-to guides (which I really should update one of these days!). Though around the end of March, this jumped to 24,000 page+ page views per day. Between March 27 and April 5th, more than 157,000 page views were generated, and is currently handling between 250,000 and 450,000 page views per week.
So, how did the website cope with this? Perfectly fine! It isn’t the first time the website has been hit with a large amount of page views, so I had already prepared the website for this. And the magic ingredient for that is: cache.continue reading →