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500,000 Visits From PPV Afiliate In One Day (DDOS) - Have Affiliate Use Squeeze Page?

Discussion in 'Pay Per View' started by olimits7, Mar 7, 2014.

  1. olimits7

    olimits7 Website Owner affiliate

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    Hi,

    I'm working with an affiliate network and one of their affiliates started sending PPV traffic to my "landing page" at 30,000 visits a day; which was fine. However, I guess this affiliate scaled up and was driving 500,000 visits a day; which just killed my server...it almost felt like a DDOS attack. I have a pretty good server, but handling 500,000 visits in a day was just to much.

    I started thinking about this and instead of my server taking the load hit on all this PPV traffic; I'm thinking of having my affiliate network request that their affiliates use their own "squeeze page" that then redirects to my "landing page".

    Is this a normal request? I don't want to have my server suffer because these affiliates are directly sending traffic to my "landing page".

    Thank you!
     
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  3. cashmoneyaffiliate

    cashmoneyaffiliate Moderator moderator Service Manager affiliate

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    Why don't you just upgrade to a better server that can handle up to at least 5-10 million clicks a day????
     
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  4. Martini

    Martini Affiliate affiliate

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    If those 500K visits convert (so you're making money ;)), you should definitely upgrade your server!
     
  5. ljads_jerrold

    ljads_jerrold Affiliate Manager Affiliate Manager affiliate

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    Yes you can upgrade your server and migrate to the better server, also you can install Cloudflare to help with a bit of load distr
     
  6. affguru_charles

    affguru_charles Affiliate affiliate

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    host your landing page on a cdn or amazon cloud u should be good to go
     
  7. IndeXer

    IndeXer Affiliate affiliate

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    Are you having any conversions from those traffic???
     
  8. ljads_jerrold

    ljads_jerrold Affiliate Manager Affiliate Manager affiliate

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    Also check the Web Server OS you're using... If you are using Apache... there is Mistake #1 for this amount of traffic. If this is the case I would switch over to nGinx webserver OS. It is an event based server instead of a process based server like Apache. If you are familiar with Apache you'll know that it creates separate processes per visitor, and can take a huge drain on server resources if you have a lot of visitors.

    here is a little chart to show you the differences.

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    As you can see nGinx is way better suited towards our type of business with tons of visitors. Something to check into.

    If you are already using nGinx then you will want to upgrade your server or move to amazon or some other CDN type system.
     

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  9. westin

    westin Affiliate affiliate

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    how much money you made with your traffic?
     
  10. jennever

    jennever Affiliate affiliate

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    You need a landing page to catch some of those visitors and start making real money good luck
     
  11. mlaghfiri

    mlaghfiri Affiliate affiliate

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    as others said just upgrade it to finish those problems!
     
  12. lrs1995

    lrs1995 Moderator moderator affiliate

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    Just upgrade to better quality dedicated server. As more affiliates start promoting ur offer you are gonna need to improve your server.
    Not upgrading would cost both u and ur affiliates.

    Affiliates would stop promoting ur offer because, your server cant handle that many clicks.

    I suggest you upgrade ur server
     
  13. mxyzptlkfishstiks

    mxyzptlkfishstiks Affiliate affiliate

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    This is not accurate at all. Most people just don't know how to properly configure Apache or NGiNX on the backend and optimized the front end (remove html whitespace, minify css/js, scale and compress images, combine css/js into single files without breakage). Your mindset for configuring a webserver has to be the same way with setting up a paid campaign. You have to test. The key is to reduce the number of requests and cache everything that you can. Turn on disk cache for Apache and fast cache for NGiNX and watch them both spit out pages like there is no tomorrow. The webserver is best that works least (a pun on Thoreau).

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    This is a $5 Digital Ocean instant with a 150+ article database and moderately heavy theme unaltered. The results are virtually identical.

    Apache Results - ldr.io/1AmcnbP

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    NGiNX Results - ldr.io/1mS36y5

    oi60.tinypic.com/2hxoim9.jpg
     

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