Houston, we have problem

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Houston, we have problem

This month the counters of the livecounter website are running in overtime. There are a few new websites using the counter, they doubled the total amount of requests! The website was doing some 100-150 req/s average daily. Since this month the amount of requests are almost 400 req/s.

Due this amount we are experiencing some performance problems at spike moments. We are looking into new ways to reduce the load and still handle this amount of traffic. Here are some stats:

  • Max requests per second: 900
  • Minimal requests per second: 150
  • Traffic handled by CDN: 35GB
  • Daily amount of loglines: 33+ million
  • Uptime of 99.6%

Some images:

Livecounter Requests per secondLivecounter stats page