Different strokes for different folks

by Volker Weber

A number of very vocal people seem to have difficulties running their sites on 1&1 servers. This does not apply to me so I wanted to give a short testimonial of how good things can be. Usually I do not publish any traffic information, but I want to share a small chart with you:


This graph describes traffic on vowe.net from 1999 to 2006 with a peek of 1.65 mio hits/month in January 2006. During this time we have not experienced any downtime. I am not so much concerned with the absolute numbers but with the traffic increase. The site has been able to serve this traffic without any major reengineering.

However, I am constantly fending off abusive robots. Without this effort the graph would look exponential. Yesterday was a busy day with 77,657 hits, but we can discount 11,861 of them.

In case you are wondering: The steep incline started at the same time I began updating my site on a regular basis. The large spike in 2001 was a load test. At that time I though I had ruined my traffic chart. :-)


The steep incline started at the same time I began updating my site on a regular basis.
You mean the time the site became "no blog" ;-)

Martin Hiegl, 2006-02-28

Zactly. :-)

Volker Weber, 2006-02-28

A scale on the y-axis now would be interesting. But that probably is beyond the limit of "usually I do not publish any traffic information". Too bad.

Ragnar Schierholz, 2006-02-28

Zactly. :-)

Volker Weber, 2006-02-28

I can only second this: We run three root servers at 1&1, and their very reliable, support is fine, nothing to complain about. Of course we don't have your or the main complainer's traffic ;-)

Stefan Tilkov, 2006-02-28

s/their/they're. Usually doesn't happen to me :-)

Stefan Tilkov, 2006-02-28

My traffic isn't *exactly* comparable, but I have been a happy 1&1 user since 2001...only nag they don't support hosting 'es' domains, but hey...

Frank-Leonardo Quednau, 2006-03-01

I have not hitherto been vocal about 1and1, and by and large have been pretty satisfied with them, but this morning makes me very angry - a database server which runs an important app for a client has had odd periods of running very slow for the past couple of months (okay, so perhaps I should have migrated it) and I could not interest 1and1 in what looked to me from a distance, like a hardware issue.

Then this morning the server has crashed (having first tried to convince me that I could not be seeing what I was just seeing) and they 'cannot anticipate' how long it will take to bring it back online, and may have to get me to migrate the system myself - I am not impressed, bearing in mind what I pay them for a 'professional service'.

Sorry, but had to blow off steam on this one.....

Nick Daisley, 2006-03-06

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