What Happened to Our Infrastructure When a Customer Got Over 10 Million Page Views in a Few Hours?
What happened to our infrastructure when a customer got over 10 million page views in a few hours? Yesterday was an exhausting day. I woke up at 6 AM to a 1.5 million job backlog in our queue and immediately jumped out of bed.
Now, this has happened before, so I no longer stress about it, and I got on my computer. The main detriment here was that people couldn’t see their current visitors & there was a delay in their dashboard stats. One of our big positioning points is that, unlike various competitors, we don’t run on cheap VPS hardware, we run on serverless infrastructure (Lambda, SQS, etc.) via Laravel Vapor.
So we can handle floods of extra traffic without downtime. In this scenario, it was the equivalent of an extra 1 billion page views per month, which is a lot.