Normally this still young Renewable Energy website gets around 100 visitors per day.
Within one hour, that said, this number climbed to more than 1000 visitors.
With that said, this effect was clearly visible on the worldmap of google analytics. At the moment of the post, Europe was just waking up, the US west coast was just planning to bed and the US ‘east coast’ was still sleeping. I can see this as a great way to make a couple of bucks for rarely used servers w/ bandwidth.
Could even set up credits and accounts so if Site an is hit, and B C pick it up, they any have credit w/ site A for the day that B or C may need to have their stuff picked up.
Charge a little for all the usage. Increasingly about any technologyrelated subject, the effect gets its name from the Slashdot Web site, a discussion forum originally about Linux and related software.
Slashdot Effect can be perceived when any large Web site posts a high interest, ‘widely publicized’ story about another site.
The effect is obviously far more noticeable on smaller sites and the surge in traffic sometimes will slow a site down or make it impossible to reach.
Sort of like.
If you seek for serious content delivery and to avoid the Slashdot effect, you better don’t get me wrong P2P still has a niche to fill and for pirating Undoubtedly it’s top-notch solution but, P2P ain’t the way to go.
Make sure you do not send a boy to do a man’s job. There’s no substitute for bandwidth and horsepower. Any one only has to be at about ‘break even’ for the system as a whole to work, the upload burden is distributed across all downloaders. Any BitTorrent peer only uses about as much upload as it does download. I’m sure you heard about this. Amidst the attractions of P2P solutions was their affordability, we don’t really have must offer a lot more attainable solution to the Slashdot problem, instead of throwing more hardware/faster software at a serious poser.