not coping with news traffic


Yesterday was the first day of counting in Ireland’s 2009 Local and European elections.

There will always be some spike in traffic to a news website around a big event such as an election. These are the most crucial times for a news site.

This is why a news site’s server should be prepared for unexpected traffic spikes. Unfortunately, (a good radio station) is down, presumably because of people trying to get up to date on the latest election news.

Tip to Newstalk: beef up your server and check your Apache settings 😉