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oh HN managed a DDoS again

608 points should be around 60.000 visitors. Thats something any site should be able to handle, but ...

http://dreamhost.com/servers/vps/ <- All VPS plans come with UNLIMITED Bandwidth and Storage.

UNLIMITED ... till they pull the plug lol

But it might also just be that the site is overloaded. I sometimes get an "Error establishing a database connection" and sometimes "Problem loading page". So there is still a server who desperately tries to answer requests.

What kind of server do you have at dreamhost? A VPS? Is that VPS some Viruozzo/OpenVZ crap, or a Xen instance?

The post is also on the front page of the technology subreddit so that is probably pulling in a few thousand more people too.

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