Originally posted by alchiba
Consider it a testimony to the site's popularity.
WHT is very popular indeed, but the concurrent online users (max at around 240) should not have caused the server to be down. I have recently move a client to a P3/800, 512MB, 7200rpm IDE server and it's doing rather fine with sometimes up to 700-900 concurrent users online. Sometimes during the highest peak, the site becomes slow (due to mysql, we believe) but as soon as we restart the mysql, it's always fast again.
Perharps WHT needs a mysql tuning. I got a lot of help for mysql tuning from eva2000 (also member here). Apache tuning is also important ...