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Reddit Broke My Website! :(

Discussion in 'Web Hosting' started by ShazzyBlackhat, Feb 29, 2016.

  1. ShazzyBlackhat

    ShazzyBlackhat Junior Member

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    Long story short, my article hit the front page of Reddit! and the site crashed!
    Seems my hosting is not capable of handling that amount of traffic.

    I am using NameCheap's Value package. And upgrading to professional didn't work either!

    Suggest me what should I do? Is hostgator capable of handling good amount of traffic? Or should I go for a VPS?

    BTW, its a wordpress site.
     
  2. waitier

    waitier Power Member

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    shared hosting on cpanel has a thing called concurrent connection limit. find a vps that can scale up and down according to traffic which counts by the hour. you don't wanna blow a monthly budget for a short spike.
     
  3. lewy2k

    lewy2k Power Member

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    There are no wordpress sites on the front three pages of reddit right now. Nice try.
     
  4. ShazzyBlackhat

    ShazzyBlackhat Junior Member

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    could you suggest me some? and yeah, I am low on budget!

    but I know I could drive huge amount of traffic from reddit. 3 / 5 articles I submitted on reddit, made it to first page of the respective sub-reddit and one of them made it to front page...
     
  5. waitier

    waitier Power Member

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    Actually there is. It's now on the 2nd page.
     
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  6. ShazzyBlackhat

    ShazzyBlackhat Junior Member

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    you know, I could make you look like an idiot in front of whole community. But I won't.

    You are an old and respected member. Please think before you write anything!
     
  7. rob1977

    rob1977 Power Member

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    Not that respected mate. Don't worry about it.

    There is a WordPress site in the top couple of pages.

    Scalable cloud hosting would do the trick. What you would need to work out is whether the traffic you are receiving is worth the scaling cost.