How I Survived a 2300% Traffic Increase With Drupal

How I Survived a 2300% Traffic Increase With Drupal


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Monday, July 7, 2008
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Yesterday, my Orphaned Works article hit the front page of Reddit, a popular social news site. Traffic instantly increased by a factor of more than 20. At peak, the site was serving over 15 requests a second, enough to take down most poorly configured Drupal sites. In this article, I’ll show you how I survived, and what steps you can take to make sure your site is ready for the Reddit Effect.

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These first 2 tips will give you the quickest bang-for-your-buck, and based on my research, more than half of new Drupal sites fail to take advantage of them!

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