Surviving yahoo's frontage and App Store featured listing

Kubilay Kocak koobs at
Fri Aug 15 01:09:13 UTC 2014

On 15/08/2014 12:24 AM, Seo Townsend wrote:
> I am a developer at fittr, we make a fitness app that was recently featured on the yahoo homepage and app store top featured listings.
> We are a very small company with a small budget.  We were not prepared for the onslaught of traffic we recieved from the iStore and yahoo homepage out of the blue; fortunately, FreeBSD was.  We
> have two low costs FreeBSD servers (4GB 4 core, $60/mo) from rackspace which are both running relatively complicated dynamic web applications along with a redis database.  During the peak of our traffic,
> both FreeBSD servers were serving all web pages within 15ms and all services within 3ms without a hitch, load peaked at 23%.  Stack consisting of nginx, rails (web), sinatra (services), redis (database).
> There’s a reason FreeBSD runs 1/3 of the internet.
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What a great story Seo! The community always welcomes and is glad to
hear about another success, especially in the fast-paced startup world.

Keep the community updated on your progress, growth, future
achievements, as well as your challenges. Our community is a vibrant one
and would love to experience it with you and support you along the way.

Thank you for sharing :)

Kubilay "koobs" Kocak

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