Last week my website got featured on the official Borderlands Social Media channels (Facebook, Twitter & Tumblr). Even 2K , the publisher of the Borderlands highlighted mentalmars.com on their social feed. This is really awesome and i got a lot of good feedback from the Borderlands community. I have seen a lot of likes, shares, retweets & recommendations. Visitors started sharing my Borderlands Wallpapers and all this resulted in a huge increase in traffic. Breaking every record i ever achieved on this site.
— Borderlands (@Borderlands) April 30, 2015
There was one downside to all this awesomeness. There were some people responding that they where getting errors on my site. So i when investigating and contacted my hosting provider. Due to the insanely huge increase in search queries, the server reached it’s max on CPU & Memory usage. therefore it couldn’t complete some requests. This resulted in errors on my website, so some of you might not had a great experience those few days. As you can see from the performance chart on the right, there is a big spike. So normally everything runs well, but if my website grows a lot more then i’ll need to upgrade to a new server.