TTAC Server Slammed by Traffic: 1.25m Page Views Today

Robert Farago
by Robert Farago
ttac server slammed by traffic 1 25m page views today

As our regular readers know, TTAC’s labored on the Motown meltdown story for the last eight years, in relative obscurity. As the situation has moved towards its disastrous denouement, our traffic has exploded. It’s gratifying to see our focus rewarded by mainstream interest. Of course, it’s always the bus you don’t see that melts your servers. In this case, our Chinese correspondent Bertel Schmitt’s post on the possibility of The Middle Kingdom buying-up GM and Chrysler struck a nerve– on both sides of the Pacific. Stateside, we’ve been instapundited and digged and linked to from here, there and everywhere (a.k.a. Edmunds). The influx– over 1.25m page views today (as compared to 2.5m per month) lead to a big ass site crash. I apologize for the interruption of service. Suffice to say, we’re back and we’re bad (as always). TTAC may be a bit cranky for a while, as the boffins move shit around (the technical term) to try and cope with the traffic. Thanks for your patience. Especially those of you who’ve provided the foundation for our growth: TTAC’s Best and Brightest.

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  • Dhanson865 Dhanson865 on Nov 19, 2008

    congrats, may your efforts be rewarded with more than just fleeting interest.

  • Areitu Areitu on Nov 19, 2008

    And to think I arrived at TTAC through a VW R32 review!

  • Wolven Wolven on Nov 20, 2008
    I was having a lot of trouble with the site last night until I turned my flash player off. The Porsche banner was somehow using all my computing resources. @ rpn453 Hey, Thanx for that little tidbit. Seems to have dramatically helped me too. That SHOULD give the web site programmers a hint as to where at least part of the problem is. Maybe an email to the B&B from TTAC suggesting they turn off they're flash players would be a nice touch?

  • Ronnie Schreiber Ronnie Schreiber on Nov 20, 2008

    Robert, You'd love my record collection. Plenty of Kimock and Lowell George.