I put together a fake news story last week and it seems someone posted it to Reddit.com and then the fun began! I got a phone call from my host at around 8pm and he said my website might be under a DoS attack because it was receiving 100+ http requests per second!! Needless to say my poor shared hosting account crashed and my host was working hard to keep it live!
Here are the results so far
The website usually gets 200-300 visits a day. The 86k requests I could not serve kinda sucks but I was not really expecting this to go as viral as it did. I will update this after the 24 hour mark.
30 hour update!