dickbaker - 9:59 pm on Mar 1, 2012 (gmt 0)
Thanks for the replies. The competitor made a comment on a forum that one of the drives on the server at GoDaddy "cracked". I have no idea what that means.
The site is a countdown competition type, where any delays will result in lost money and extremely unhappy customers. When traffic is very light, most servers can handle the applications. When there's a fair number of customers, though, if the server and the software don't work 100%, it's trouble.
I'll just have to watch and see how they do. So far I'm just seeing amateurs in this niche. I pray it stays that way.
If I might ask a question
Is it better to have the server power in place fro the begining or wait till traffic develops
For this particular type of business, being ready to go from day one with the right setup is best. There's typically a spike in traffic at the outset as people check out the new site.