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Garden Submissions

May 10, 2003

The first user submission from Jason Estes is now up and there’s another in the pipeline. I’ll try and refrain from making a special post every time a new one is added, but I get the feeling the daily links will be seeing a lot of Zen Garden action.

Me, yesterday: Wow, this has been quite a trip for me. Trite given that today saw three times as much traffic.

I have a 3GB monthly cap, my front page pushes 100k, and someone browsing through all five iterations of the Zen Garden is drawing about 300 to 400k; I’m worried. Crossing my fingers that my host will pro–rate their next plan up from my current. This one may have been oddly prophetic.


Reader Comments

1
Gary F says:
May 10, 02h

If you can, switch on GZIP - either via mod-gzip or an ASP (can’t provide any example ASP code, I use PHP to GZIP my site). You’ll notice a considerable drop in bandwidth usage. Well worth the slight CPU hit.

2
May 10, 11h

I’d be glad to mirror the site. Just let me know if you’re getting close. I’ve got some space and bandwidth that I’m probably not using (read: I’ve got a BW cap based on bps not transfer/month)

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Dave S. says:
May 10, 11h

Thanks for the offer Vinay. I might take you up on it, but I noticed I hit MetaFilter this morning - the bps might be insane for the next day or two. Do you get charged for going over, or do they just slow down accordingly?

If I can get my host to play nicely and retroactively upgrade me for the first of the month, I think I’ll be okay. Otherwise I think I’m already past the threshold of being ‘very screwed’ so we’ll see what they say.

4
May 12, 10h

Umm … you might want to put up a PayPal button … soon.

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Dave S. says:
May 12, 10h

Tell me about it. MetaFilter, BoingBoing… what next? If anyone gets me on Slashdot, the Garden’s going down for a few days.

Finally heard from my host, I’ve bumped it up to 10GB/month, but I think I’ll need even more than that. Dammit. A few good offers for alternate hosting so far, so somehow this will all work out. (ever the optimist)