TagMe!: Getting popular – It’s a bad news

TagMe! is getting popular (signups keep growing), and that’s really a bad news. Why? Shouldn’t I be happy that more and more people is using it.

There’s one phone call that ruins my lunch today, just after I received my lunch order, and just before I have my first mouth. The guy introduce himself as Mr X (didn’t quite his name) from Mesrahosting.net. The first thing that came into my mind – this can’t be good.

And the story unfolds. He said that he’s been monitoring www.mohdimran.com for so long, and he claimed that my website alone has used up 80% of the server resources. Don’t quite sure it is true or he is just exaggerating the matter. And then he said that tagboard is the one that give the problem, and it received a hit every 3 seconds.

Looking at my hosting stats, it is true that my domain received quite a number of hits. For last month alone it is 2.2 million hits. But it can’t be that bad.

Shouthuns.com is serving 2039 tagboards. The load on the server has to be way much higher that what mine is giving. And I believe our another Malaysian produced tagboard, MsjBox.com have more tagboard served compared to mine.

Well, the guy actually ask me, what sort of thing that I run on my hosting. Well. Basically I tell the truth. I run tagboard, some sort of a messaging serviced used by others in blog/webpage, and I have several hundreds users using it. I hope that I don’t voilate any of their terms

  • I don’t use it for profit. TagMe! doesn’t have AdSense or anything of that kind
  • I didn’t put any copyrighted material on my hosting. Flash video? I host the video files somewhere else, and not on this hosting
  • My monthly bandwidth usage is within the allowed quota that they give

Finally, he ask me, please do something about it. Well. I just have something that I will do. Remember I have a thought of switching hosting before? That is what I will do.

As an immediate action, new registration to TagMe! has been closed. Sob! Sob!


Technical Manager at one of the market researcher company in KL who does blogging on his free time. Love cats very much. Always fascinated with new technology (as well as spending money on it)

8 Responses

  1. AceOne says:

    Wakaka..not oni tagme fehmes you also fehmes ledi!!

  2. Pisces says:

    ya lah.. terus dtg approach tue, in public laks tue.. tapi sian.. masa nak makan laks.. lepas tue ader selera nak makan ker tak..? huhuhu..

  3. amirahsyuhada says:

    kesian kat awak imran, tapi saya rasa awak tahu yang kami pengguna Tagme mmg amat2 mghargai usaha awak dan amat rasa best sebab awak create tagme. U are our hero!

  4. JUNAIDIX says:

    caiyok untuk carik hosting baru! aku nyer monthly bandwith utk msjbox.com sahaja pernah reach 54GB permonth! skrg steady dlm 14-20GB. tp nak kena carik tempat park msjbox.com baru jugak nanti.

  5. karl says:

    hmm memang slalu dgr mesrahosting ni kurang mesra pengguna. bukan nak kasi solution pon.

    dah nama .com commercial, takkan for profit violate terms kot.

    p/s: SKL = sk lati, SMKTPR = tengku panglima raja… hehe

  6. Ben says:

    I just did a search on mesrahosting.net and found this page.

    Mesrahosting.net was very unprofessional in their live support and they even insulted me when i ask them to answer my question professionally, because they used some sacarsm when answering.

    The worse thing is, he’s rude to his potential customer.

    Mesra? You’ve gotta be kidding.

  7. Imran says:

    aceone: no lar. i very low profile one

    pisces: tulah. slow je makan hari tu. hehehe

    amirah: hehehe.. tnx

    junaidix: aku dah moved away from mesrahosting dah

    karl: uiks karl.. SKL tu sekolah kebangsaan lemal arr 😀

    ben: it seems that i’m not alone. i’m glad that now i have nothing to do with mesrahosting anymore

  8. Fathilah says:

    Errrr… Imran mana nih? Anak muloh cikgu wen ko? Abe Hasnaini? Ni Kak Lah, anak mak jah jual akok belakang rumah tu. Sekarang di Sabah, mengajar.

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