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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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Facebook Page

I’ve just made a Facebook page dedicated to my Raspberry Pi site. Feel free to visit and hit the like button!

I’ll be using it to share new posts on my site, and Raspberry Pi related links.