*** Warning!! May contain personal gloating and self promotion ***
January has been an amazing month for Linuxhaxor. Every since this site has been mentioned in lifehacker the feed growth and daily hits have both doubled. With Recent update of google pagerank (though it didn’t affect our pagerank), search results for certain keywords are now more favorable. Google organic traffic is now the most significant source of traffic for this blog.
All this is good only if you have a host that can handle the traffic. Since the beginning of this blog (when I was hosting this site from my home server) linuxhaxor was in the front page of digg 8 times (my count), every single time this site has gone down. This site has gone down even when hit by stumbleupon and lifehacker. I guess this is the price you pay for having your site hosted in a shared environment.
Well, not anymore. Today I signed up with a leading hosting service for a dedicated server. the specs are: Dual Xeon 2.4, 4096mb RAM, 2x80gb SATA and 2,500gb Bandwidth. I think this should take care of the traffic for the time being.
On a side-note this process of moving this blog to it’s new home will be done in the next 48 (according to my host the time needed to setup dedicated server) During this time the site may not be visible for long period of time.
Some stats for the site, though it’s not absolutely ground breaking, it certainly is something I am proud of.
Last 30 days Traffic:
Last 7 months Traffic. This stat is not correct for many reasons. I updated my word press template many many times, some of you who have been following this blog long enough will probably know it. Unfortunately each time I updated the template I didn’t update the site meter code to track traffic. Same thing with google analytics.
Feed stat by feed burner:
Feed stat by blogperfume.com: