Archive for February 6th, 2011

Entertainment News: Comic Con ticket sales website over capacity?

February 6th, 2011
Entertainment News: Comic Con ticket sales website over capacity?  Entertainment News! Comic Con ticket sales website over capacity after flood of fans request hits ticketing agency -- [Jan. 6] Who knew Comic Con tickets were going to be popular or hard to get? Try EVERYBODY -- except, that is, Comic Con organizers or Ticket Leap, the site the organization chose to have sell tickets for them online. Last year, green celebrities Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie made a guest appearance at Comic Con to promote her new Angelina Jolie movie SALT and Brad Pitt's new movie at the time Mastermind, a cartoon with voices of actor Will Ferrell (SNL) and actress Tina Fey (SNL, 30 Rock). This year, fans were super villain peeved when the Comic Con staff had been promoting their pending ticket sales happening on Twitter through @comiccon, and once the waiting was over and the floodgates opened, Ticket Leap (an online Comic Con and other entertainment events ticket seller service) found so many people hit their site that servers actually crashed. For fans who know about Science Fictions and comic books, they might not always know the back end of website tech. If a site is on a shared server, very often more than 20 hits in one minute will cause a server to time out. Why? Because the host server will only allow so many hits per minute on a shared server. If a website is on a dedicated server, meaning that a website has a server that is only on call to provide users access to a website, then it can handle far more requests to the service per minute -- in the hundreds never being a bother unless something is set up wrong by the host on the back end. However, in a real traffic surge -- a larger system is required, as a small dedicated server can handle a lot of hits over a period of time during any hour but not a traffic surge in the thousands over the course of several minutes. More good news and green gossip on this [...]
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