We had a relatively slow weekend, not a lot of work, got some christmas shopping done, oh and a client of ours received 7 times more traffic in a 24 hour period, than they normally do. Our systems held up, and we didn’t even notice the increase until we got an email from the client saying how awesome this was. I figured I should share some of the anonymous statistics from Google Analytics, to help people understand the benefit of our service, and also show, that unlike GoDaddy or other shared hosting companies, we’re not going to shut your site down because you finally got the recognition you’ve been trying to get.
The first graph is just Google Analytics for a 24 hour period. 208,000 unique visitors is not a lot for a 24 hour period, we have some larger enterprise clients that get this all the time.
The second graph, compares the time period for the 4 days prior to this spike, that’s where you see the awesomeness of our service. The customer experienced a 7X growth for about 24 hours, and his site didn’t slow down, or crash.
So, again, when you’re wondering about switching to ZippyKid, consider the following:
- Can your current web host handle a 7X increase in traffic?
- Will you get charged for overages?
- Will your current host just tell your visitors that you reached the limits of your plan?
With ZippyKid, we’ve demonstrated we can handle the surge, we’re not going to charge overage fees, and we never told his customers that he had gone way past his monthly plan.
We’re a startup, and we know how important stuff like this is, so we do what we would want for ourselves. So far, it’s been a winning combination for all.