How do the shared hosting plans react to the infamous “digg effect” ? I’m looking for a valuable hosting package without having to suffer from major downtime due to a story on my website reaching the main page of digg. It’s happened twice now with my current host on a VPS plan I have, and I’ve suffered greatly. I can’t really afford going for a dedicated machine as of now so I’m curious to know if my site (configured with cache’ing and all the goodies to help prevent the effect) will suffer downtime during an influx of hits.
Have you guys experienced downtime with users due to this type of issue? Are there stories of users staying up and making it through the surge of hits?
Thanks in advance!