On Mon, Dec 06, 2004 at 04:28:18PM +0000, Cian Cullinan wrote:
> Ok so, makes sense, but how do people work out how many viewers are
> looking at their pages at a given time?
"Viewers" is a terrible term. There is categorically no way to tell
how many people may be "viewing" a particular resource.
> Where are they getting their
> info when they say something like "we get up to 600 concurrent viewers
> at a given time"? Some sort of php voodoo?
Well, ignore the "viewers" problem, people usually tell how many
concurrent requests they are getting from mod_status;
Right now I can tell that there are 2,527 concurrent downloads from
ftp.heanet.ie, with more requests for
than any other. (note: this does not make it the most popular file,
others may be downloaded more often, but this file is both popular
and takes a long time to download on average) ... for example :)
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