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!