What the heck was going on yesterday? I’m guessing a lot of people were asking themselves this when they tried to get onto our website. Instead of the usual delicious looking chocolate bars on the homepage, most visitors got to see this awesome error message: This Account Has Been Suspended.
If you were on our website like we were, you would have noticed that suddenly everything got really slow, and then all of sudden stopped working! Well Urban Daddy, a free daily e-mail that writes about cool new products, sent an e-mail about how ridiculously awesome we are =) So many people wanted to check us out that our servers were shut down because of all the traffic. So how much is too much? We got approximately 3500 visits in just 20 minutes.
We feel pretty embarrassed about what happened, but we are a young company and don’t admit to knowing everything about everything. We ended up upgrading our hosting service to a dedicated account. This means no more server crashes when lots of people surf on the site at the same time, and, most importantly, lower loading times (even less time before you get your personalized chocolate bars.)
So if you’re saying to yourself, who cares I just wanted to order my chocolate, we have something that might cheer you up a bit. For today only we’re creating a gift code so you can get 10% off your custom chocolate bar. Just type ‘we are back’ into the coupon section of the checkout to redeem your discount.
Have you ever been caught with your pants down? Help cheer us up by telling about your most embarrassing stories. We’d love to read about them in the comments section!
Nick, Eric, and Fabian