This is the first time for me to highlight the popular posts on My Tech Quest since the migration from Blogger. So here you go the Top 5 Posts for last month, April 2008.
Overall, I am very satisfied with the traffic that my blog received on last month especially when my blog entry on Watching Star Wars via Command Prompt was picked up by StumbleUpon, which sent me over 16k visitors!! Totally unexpected!
Despite receiving tonnes of traffic from StumbleUpon, the server where my blog is hosted couldn’t handle the sudden traffic. My web hosting company, Lunarpages, had no other choice than to kick me out from the shared server to a temporary server.
Only when the issue is solved. my blog can return home. I have the wp-cache plugin installed, but my blog still utilized excessive resources. So I try wp-supercache plugin. This plugin is much powerful than wp-cache which after installed, has successfully reduced the cpu usage and the loading php engine to serve the cache files. And the issue would not solved without the assistance from Michael Aulia. Thank you, Mike!
So regardless of how old your blog is, you should apply caching to your blog. You just can’t predict when the digg-effect or stumbleupon-effect will happen. So be prepared!
Anyway, how is the traffic for your blog? Do share with me.