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Post mortem of a HackerNews Launch & references to mistakes made with Nginx config

Cherian Thomas
November 30, 2012 10:34AM
Hello family,

I wrote about some of the mistakes I made while doing a HN launch for my
new startup Cucumbertown http://www.cucumbertown.com/

http://www.gigpeppers.com/post-mortem-of-a-failed-hackernews-launch/

It has references to Nginx and how making a simple mistake in config cost
me a server crash that lasted for 20-30 minutes.

*Hope this will benefit some of the new Nginx users who are trying to scale..
*

On the positive side, if not for Nginx we wouldn’t have lasted 10 minutes
of peak traffic at 1000 users/sec+. Besides that, this blog gigpeppers.com is
hosted on a 128MB single core prgrmr.com machine and has been serving
peak HackerNews
front page traffic for almost 17 hours now http://hnrankings.info/4847665/,
thanks to Nginx.

http://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=4847665

Thank you Igor, Maxim, Antonio, Velentin and all other for this software
marvel.
- Cherian
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Post mortem of a HackerNews Launch & references to mistakes made with Nginx config

Cherian Thomas November 30, 2012 10:34AM

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