We are a game company and use discourse for our community forum.
Each time we release a patch to our game and patch notes on the forum we get a spike in traffic.
We are using DigitalOcean to host and recently increased server capacity to 16vcpu and 32GB ram for the upcoming patch release (which is tomorrow)
We just released patch notes today and it made the forum show the extreme load warning when I checked DO graphs the CPU usage was only at 12% max and ram at 40%
I have already set the unicorn workers to 32 (double the number of CPU cores)
What am I missing here?
We usually get 100k visits the day of the patch, of which ~30% of users are logged in