Yesterday the tall ships paraded out of Halifax Harbor and Halifax Webcam got overwhelmed by traffic.
Thousands of people wanted to watch the Parade of Sail with our cameras yesterday but only a part of them was able to. Our server ran at 100% server load almost all the time until the evening.
The server logfile shows 5.5 million hits from about 100,000 different IP addresses just yesterday. We sent out more than 240 GB of data in one day. That’s the traffic of almost two normal weeks in less than 12 hours.
While they were unable to provide every web-viewer a live seat during the parade, they have created two time lapsed videos that offer an interesting and beautiful presentation of a working waterfront. Enjoy!