My site got a spike in traffic from Facebook and Google+

In the week before last I added four more Pi servers to my cluster.  My site had served 45,000 pages in the last 30 days, so I decided to add some more horsepower.   Here’s a picture of my new cluster with new racks:

A Raspberry Pi server cluster with eight nodes

Eight node Raspberry Pi server cluster

You can see some note on how I extended the cluster here: http://raspberrywebserver.com/raspberrypicluster/adding-more-nodes-to-the-cluster.html

Since then the Raspberry Pi Foundation posted a link to my site on their Facebook page and their Google+ page.   This caused a huge spike in traffic.  I got over 1,000 hits in the first hour:

My site served over a 1,000 page views in one hour

Over 1,000 hits in one hour

I got almost 8,000 hits that day:

My site served over almost 8,000 hits on one day

8,000 page views in one day

That was about a week ago, and my cluster has now served over 64,000 page views in the last 30 days.  My site’s Alexa rank has gone down to 241,405.

 

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