September 24, 2004

The Ongoing Eekage

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We've gone from less than 10GB per day to around 40GB. Which is rather more than I'd bargained for. Hope Liquidweb gets back to me soon, or I'm toast.

Posted by Pixy Misa at September 24, 2004 06:06 AM


Posted by Tuning Spork at September 24, 2004 04:40 PM

Well, I'll do my part and ensure I write nothing witty or clever.

Posted by BravoRomeoDelta at September 24, 2004 08:23 PM

Are we talking golden-brown-done-to-a-turn toast or blackened-and-charred-roofing-shingle toast?

Posted by Ted at September 24, 2004 09:20 PM

How's about a new rule: If ya hit the big time yer out of the house.

We can't have Pixy Misa raising a hundred growed-up blogs now can we?

Then again, this may pass when the whole Rathergate frenzy finally fades. Let's hang in there for a bit more.

And, Pixy, swallow yer pride and put up a damm tip jar, will ya?! :)

Posted by Tuning Spork at September 25, 2004 02:13 AM

Over the side with overly popular blogs? I certainly don't have worry about that.

Posted by frinklin at September 25, 2004 05:22 AM

I'd love to host a hundred blogs each having thousands of visitors a day - as long as I can plan for it in advance. It's just when it's a surprise that it's a problem.

Posted by Pixy Misa at September 25, 2004 05:25 AM

Guess I shouldn't have posted that pic of me in my nightie....sorry about that! ;)

Posted by Susie at September 25, 2004 02:54 PM


I posted PDFs of John Kerry's book The New Soldier and a number of other sites linked directly to them. Can you tell if that is the source of the trouble. If it is, they're gone, or at least renamed to break the outside links.

Posted by Stephen Macklin at September 26, 2004 04:10 AM

The files are small less than 300k but if the links spread enough, and I have do way of knowing, it could ad up. I still get a dozen or do hits a day from some of the sites that linked to me.

I have renamed the files to break the outside links. Whatever it was contributing to the problem I hope it helps. And Sorry.

Posted by Stephen Macklin at September 26, 2004 04:30 AM

One other thing. I posted the files on August 19th. Given a few days for the links to spread that seems to coincide well to your chart.

Again, if these files are the source of the problem or a major contributor, I apologize.

Posted by Stephen Macklin at September 26, 2004 04:38 AM

Continuing my mea culpa I checked my bandwidth usage on CpanelX. For June I had about .3gb for July .4gb for August 9.8gb.

I should have shut down those links sooner it seems.

Posted by Stephen Macklin at September 26, 2004 02:43 PM

Stephen, 10GB is not a problem.

Now, 137GB, that's a problem. ;)

The new server I'm considering is only a little more expensive than the old one. It's not "managed", but then again, I don't really want a managed server. And it gives us a lot more bandwidth and processing power.

Posted by Pixy Misa at September 26, 2004 03:10 PM

I'd-a thunk we would've had this problem back when we were all getting a thousand hits a day just for mentioning Nick Berg. Can this really be caused just 'cause Ace and Pet Jawa are getting more traffic lately? Hmmm.

Posted by Tuning Spork at September 26, 2004 06:34 PM
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