My website, www.wtfsrsly.com went down this morning when it appeared on the Digg front page. I thought it shouldn’t be due to Digg traffic because the site has been in the Digg top ten a few times which caused way more traffic than it got now so I assumed it was a DH problem.
I mailed them but got a mail back that said it was because of too much traffic:
“There are a lot of connections being made to your apache and with the other customers that are on it the connection limit is being hit, the limit is 250 at once, you had 166 connections open… and there are about 20 other customers on this apache so its easy to hit the connection limit if their site is getting decent traffic.”
I guess it must be the other customers? Anything I could do?
Would it help a lot to reduce the amount of images and make the popular pages completely static for now?