I've been having network issues with my colocation host, which is using theplanet.com's network. I can't connect to one server, and the other doesn't complete a login. It appears to be packet filtering on their networks and last weekend when I requested a fix, they provided one, but when I woke up this morning to notice a dead server, I could not login to fix it.
I've done some remote reboots as a last resort but now there appears to be a database caching problem with the main site, but I can't login remotely to fix it until theplanet gets their act together again.
In late June, an advertiser asked me for some stats on MeFi's readership and I had no clue. I haven't tracked web server stats in about two years, and back then it was serving about 2 million pages on a good month to about 200k unique IP addresses.
July marks the first full month of statistic gathering, and the numbers are astounding. Here are stats for www.metafilter.com only (metatalk and ask mefi aren't included in this):
# of unique IPs: 439,043 # of visits: 1,290,148 # of pages served: 6,361,029 bandwidth used: 230.4 Gb
Over six million pages were spit out by the servers. That's totally beyond my wildest guesses.
Ask MetaFilter gets quite a bit less traffic, here are the stats on Ask MeFi alone:
# of unique IPs: 159,952
# of visits: 498,454
# of pages served: 1,921,124
bandwidth used: 45.2 Gb