A few weeks ago I posted this photo on Reddit out of boredom. Whenever I post something to Reddit and I think it might do well I always mirror the image to an external image hosting site because Reddit’s traffic is far too much for a small, shared server to handle. I didn’t think that would happen, so I just linked directly to my website, hoping it would get a few hits and some interesting comments for me to read when I got home.


Two hours later, the traffic crashed my server after maxing out at 106,000,000 hits to the same photo.

Lesson learned.