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the site got twenty two hundred hits within two hours?

In case you haven't watched it yet: this is a quote from The Social Network - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1285016/quotes?qt1307141

Thousand... twenty-two thousand.


Two hundred twenty thousand. In two hours.

220.000 hits in 2 hours is about 220000/3600/2 = 30 hits per second. The server needs to produce pages in about 33 msec. And all that is average; there could be spikes. Hmmm, interesting. And certainly doable. On my site I use memcached and that produces pages in 3 to 4 msec.

In the movie, the figure quoted was 22.000 hits, so 3 pages per second. Which is reasonably serviceable but still high for a new site.

Thousand. Twenty two thousand.

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