Hotels, server load, and a note from the site admin
When hotel reservations open on Thursday morning, it is going to be interesting from a systems perspective. After all, that is our highest traffic day of the year! Last year, we had over 300 concurrent connections to our webserver and chances are that number will be even higher this year.
"So what happens if the site goes down from the load?"
Good question! Thanks to social media, there are a number of other ways we can communicate with our membership. If you have any problems accessing the website on Thursday morning, watch these other places for announcements and possibly direct links to the hotel reservation pages themselves:
While I hope the load doesn't utterly crush our webserver and cause a service outage, I also want to be prepared in case it does happen.
If there are any questions, feel free to send me a PM or leave a comment on this post.