DeadlyFoez wrote:They should quickly rent a server.
Don't say that too loud, they just bought 5 to host the site in-house. ;)
But yes, they'd need 100 of them for something like that...
Actually they're hosting all the servers at a data center, did you not see the news post about it last week?
Also sites like slashdot have no problems running off of fewer than 10 servers with thousands of users because they implement a throttling policy of basically if you hammer the server cluster you get banned for an hour.
And I have nothing to do except hit refresh and hope for a miracle...
It's people like you who are causing the problem in the first place and if they had implemented the throttling as suggested above then you would be one of many to be temporarily banned for hamming the server cluster.