Site shows blank page - bandwidth...?

Ok, so I got picked up at Digg today and am getting a ton of hits today (relative for me). Things were going great until I just checked my site and get nothing. Go here:

I have bandwidth throttling enabled, but with 2336 gigs per month in my hosting plan, I don’t see how that kicked in…

Any suggestions on how I can find out what’s up?


:edit: I just read about how to create a throttling page, so that’s been added. Is there a way to get an up to the minute update on how much bandwidth I’m using? still says I’ve only used a couple-hundred megs.

As of the time of this post, your site is coming up fine for me. There is a “slight” lag waiting for the page (maybe 3-4 seconds), which is probably caused by the “larger than normal” number of con-current hits you are getting as a result of Digg, but it is much better than the lag I normally find on sites suffering the “Digg effect”. :slight_smile:

I don’t know how to check your bandwidth usage in “realtime”; the DH stats are only updated once per day.


Thanks. I had throttling set at 1100 gigs. I upped it to 1300 gigs to see if that mattered, but I don’t know whether that had anything to do with my site going back online. I’ve seen about 18,000 visitors so far today, which shouldn’t eat up anywhere near the 2 tb per month…but still…I’m a little nervous. $1 per gig could get expensive…


Install awstats, and use it’s manual update option, or a cron job. It displays bandwidth and all sorts of stats.

I don’t know if it was related to your problem or not, but since you’re using Wordpress, here’s a section in the wiki about blank pages in WP.

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Thanks very much. If this happens again I’ll investigate that.


Sweet Site, Tim. I’ll be back!


And just as an update I did manage to score 30,000 hits on that day, but didn’t come close to using up my bandwidth for the month, so it must have just been a glitch. So, I appreciate all the help.