Yeah, Mike got Farked, torrented and a few other things all in one day. We're trying to get him a work around right now. He'll be back up.
Well, the FARKing was moderately hard, according to FARK's ticker maybe 20,000 pageviews in the course of a day, with maybe a meg or two of photos on each page. That's like 40 gigs, give or take 10 gigs, tops, right? Torrenting shouldn't matter at all... you do understand how peer to peer works, yes? It has nothing to do with http, operates on a different port, is not a server client relationship, doesn't involve your server at all, etc.
You may not be able to comment on customer issues, but out of curiousity... is pulling the plug SOP over at drylinehosting.com any time a site gets unusually popular? Not trying to ruffle your feathers but, candidly, that seems like a pretty shortsighted thing to do, PR wise. Now hundreds of thousands of people (including the chasers you cater to) get to see a giant advert about how great your hosting is (headlined by 30 point text saying the site is down) instead of the content they were looking for. Talk about irony.
This kind of thing is why I decided to use blogspot for image posting a long time ago. Google never yanks my cord outta the wall just because I'm popular. They just raise my pagerank. (And it's free.) I know that you do not run a billion dollar company or anything and can't give things away for free, but you do compete with billion dollar companies, and when they're perceived as giving better, more reliable service than you, I'm not sure what your market advantage is.
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Just a heads up that, as David pointed out to me in PM, this post came off more than a little bit offensive to him. It was worded poorly, and I did not mean to infer that David's service sucked; it was, actually, a misfired attempt to ask him what the heck was up with pulling a webpage that was getting a lot of traffic. He does take pride in his service, and I suspect that had I worded it better so that he could see what I was getting at as opposed to my post's snarky undertone, he would not have been as upset. I apologize for putting the question to him in this manner -- I could have phrased it much better.
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