So, here’s the situation: When we livestream, we encourage folks to hangout in our community and respond to one particular topic / post and it always kills the site.
More specifically, during the livestream, we’ll do giveaways, creating a new topic in a random part of the community and then people just hammer that topic to death. Here’s an example from tonight.
We’ve moved to a HighCPU (“CPU Intensive Plan”) on DigitalO with a KeyCDN installed with this sizing:
Regardless, it tanks the site every single time.
I suppose there is very little we can do at this point outside of investing in serious hardware and config to keep the site up when 300-400 people are trying to respond to a single post/topic at the same time?
My last thought is to do a Load Balancer via DO but that may be overly-complex for what we’re doing?
I suppose we just shouldn’t attempt a “live giveaway” via Discourse…!