At 10/3/01 05:21 PM, AlbertusMagnus wrote:
I've noticed Newgrounds has been running slow for a while now, but I'm really getting pissed, now. Newgrounds needs another server to process all this information,
Uhg, I don't know how many times we've been over this topic. Here's the deal.
Yes, we could get more servers, but that won't solve the problem. The problems is BANDWIDTH. We could have 100 web servers, but if we can only afford a 20-30mbps pipe line, what good are they? Now, we may look into getting another server, but the problem really comes down to our pipeline. Let's say we have a 20mbps pipe line and it cost us $15,000 a month, or whatever. We see that we have so much traffic that it's overloading that connection. So we could go with a 40mbps or 50mbps pipeline, but then we'd be paying $25,000-30,000 or more. The problem is, we don't have enough ads to cover that. So while our hosting bill goes through the roof, our ad revenue doesn't increase. We barely have enough ads to cover our traffic as it is, and they don't pay that well. So putting more revnue into bandwidth and webservers would put the site into bankrupcy and there would no longer be a Newgrounds.com on the web. So until ads start becoming more available, and paying better, we are stuck.