UX Magazine

Defining and Informing the Complex Field of User Experience (UX)
Article No. 41 March 31, 2006

Can you smell something burning?

OK, so nothing literally ‘burned’ but we did get a call late one night that our site was taking down the machine it was on and we had to do something about it ASAP. Why? Well, seems we got hit from various fronts: an article got Digged, a site that mentioned us got Digged, traffic was going up anyway, etc… Basically we had to upgrade.

Good thing then that the good folks at MediaTemple had already offered to sponsor some kick-ass hosting and we’d been in the process of migrating. We’ve been down for two days and some parts of the site will behave strangely until we’ve moved everything properly but at least we’re back online. Pfew…

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Alex is CEO of Sideshow , an award winning creative agency. You can read his blog here.

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the ? that ? plus ? Another ? you

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I’m so glad you guiys are back hehe, I wanted to read a few articles last night and the site was down! Go MT go!

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Well I guess thats what Beta means

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This is always a very good problem to have. Congrats on the traffic.

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Wow guys, I even wanted to mention this in my blog, how web site should work, if in few month trafiic grows in such amount :) i like uxmag of its design & content. keep on going!

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Well done on getting Digg’ed !

More traffic is a great problem to have :)

TechCrunch had a similar experience when they posted on the Google acquisition of Writely. It also just happened to be when they posted about us (Minti). Not sure if it was a good weekend or not to be TechCrunch’ed, on one hand they receiving a lot of traffic that weekend, but on the other TechCrunch was offline for a lot of the time until they got the issue sorted.

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Wish I would have the same ‘problem’ with my website…

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Congrats on the sponsorship. On w/ the great materials =)

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MT is like charging people and ripping them off?!

What’s with the move to them? Because they target you’re designer wallet?

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i was thinking that it was weird to not see you here. now i know.

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Great that you had the option of moving to the other hosting provider, I’m stuck with no hosting provider , the same thing happend to me with mcville.net , thanks to googlebot and some diggs also :(

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Great that you had the option of moving to the other hosting provider, I’m stuck with no hosting provider , the same thing happend to me with mcville.net , thanks to googlebot and some diggs also :(

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i was thinking that it was weird to not see you here. now i know.

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MT is like charging people and ripping them off?!

What’s with the move to them? Because they target you’re designer wallet?

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Congrats on the sponsorship. On w/ the great materials =)

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Wish I would have the same ‘problem’ with my website…

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Well done on getting Digg’ed !

More traffic is a great problem to have :)

TechCrunch had a similar experience when they posted on the Google acquisition of Writely. It also just happened to be when they posted about us (Minti). Not sure if it was a good weekend or not to be TechCrunch’ed, on one hand they receiving a lot of traffic that weekend, but on the other TechCrunch was offline for a lot of the time until they got the issue sorted.

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Wow guys, I even wanted to mention this in my blog, how web site should work, if in few month trafiic grows in such amount :) i like uxmag of its design & content. keep on going!

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This is always a very good problem to have. Congrats on the traffic.

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Well I guess thats what Beta means

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I’m so glad you guiys are back hehe, I wanted to read a few articles last night and the site was down! Go MT go!