New Chapter Release! Book 10, Chapter 8

Hi guys!  Just finished the second sponsored chapter of the day after getting off work.  Here it is!  Book 10, Chapter 8 – The Terrifying Power of Grand Magus Saints.  If you like this chapter, and I think you will, please consider joining me in a round of applause for the two generous donors who supported this chapter; Simulacra and SM of Canada. Thanks so much, guys!

Now, readers, after pondering what to do about the lag around chapter issue, I decided to take the past of least resistance…and threw two more cores at the server xD.  So now our server has SIX cores on it, which hopefully will help the issue for a while.  Bluehost won’t let me add any more, at least not via the control panel, so if the F5’ing gets worse, I don’t know what to do xD.  Hopefully all the ads that are getting served by you maniacs will make up for it xD.  Seriously, the load went from a normal 1.2 – 2.0 to around ~40+ yesterday, you crazy people!

On that note, let me remind our new friends that this is an ad-supported website, so if you choose, you can help support us by turning off your Adblock so our ads show up! Thanks a bunch!

14 thoughts on “New Chapter Release! Book 10, Chapter 8” - NO SPOILERS

  1. Sigh… Short of adding another web server and load balancing the traffic I don’t see much hope for you. You could try optimizing the site a bit by taking pictures off, I can talk to my web developer who’s also a really good sysadmin. He could offer some suggestions maybe if you are interested. I got your email… Then again you also work in the field I’m sure you also have a ton of resources.

      1. It felt like I read one of your posts about your work being IT related and made you out to be an IT guy. My mistake… I can give you some info on how to interpret some load metrics on your Linux machine if you have shell access.

        Oh man what a great chapter, all day at work after lunch I was refreshing since 4:30 in hopes to see what would happen in chapter 8. I was not disappointed. Now I can’t wait for the next one.

  2. you could hide the chapter for some time, and let the ‘subscription’ do as it was originally intended to, that is ‘updating the subscribers through email alert’ and only announced it on front page 1/2 hour later. (that probably would divert their f5 power to the email provider;D )
    that should slice off some burden. although it might not work if you keep current page naming scheme ( /cdindex-html/book-X-chapter-X/ ) since it is easily predictable. i seem to remember someone said he made some sort of script just for auto-refresh/checking the chapter 🙂

    downside is you would lose some ads view count (maybe not some actually)

  3. I think that you should instead offer (actually you do) RSS as alternative to F5ing all day and move to a CDN static content, like images. I heard CloudFlare can do the later, for the former Firefox (the one I use and updates each 30 minutes without any virtual impact on the server) and IE users have a RSS client integrated, Chrome needs an extension.

      1. I was thinking in make it more, ahem, obvious the advantages of RSS feeds over F5ing, dunno, a post about how convenient they are for the users to keep themself posted (and how cheap is vs F5ing 😉 ).

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