Can excessive traffic on a web page cause the site to slow down or not respond?

Dr.sunil V September 24, 2014
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Can excess web traffic on a webpage slow down the portal or even result in page not opening?

  1. dragonmouth
    September 24, 2014 at 11:36 pm

    Most definetly YES. It is the way a Denial Of Service attack works. The hacker sends so many messages/requests for answer that the site is brought to a standstill, or worse, the server crashes.

    • Dr.sunil V
      September 26, 2014 at 1:22 pm

      Does it happen during holiday time to online shopping pages?

  2. Hovsep A
    September 24, 2014 at 5:14 pm

    yes but also depends on their server, Internal and external factors
    8 Reasons Your Website Is Slow
    http://www.velvetblues.com/web-development-blog/8-reasons-your-website-is-slow/

    Common causes of a slow website
    http://www.webhostinghub.com/help/learn/website/website-help/common-causes-of-a-slow-website

    • Dr.sunil V
      September 26, 2014 at 1:21 pm

      Since a few days amazon.in is not opening fully and very slow. What can cause the error

    • Dr.sunil V
      September 26, 2014 at 1:21 pm

      Even it's app has become very slow

    • Dr.sunil V
      September 26, 2014 at 1:22 pm

      But other portals at same time are opening properly

    • Hovsep A
      September 26, 2014 at 2:12 pm

      you can try ipconfig /flushdns, just open cmd with administrative rights, also reset router.
      Is amazon.in slow on other pc and other web navigators?

      the thing is that Amazon pings will always timeout, they filter ICMP (Internet Control Message Protocol) one reason is Denial of service attacks based on ICMP (Denial of Service (DoS)), so when you ping amazon.in you get lost=4 (100%)
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_Control_Message_Protocol

      try to see if this test will work
      http://tools.pingdom.com/fpt/

  3. Ben S
    September 24, 2014 at 4:33 pm

    The short answer is yes. When many users are trying to access a site, it can be slowed down significantly. A good example is when a small website or service is featured on a tech website and tons of people flock to it, slamming it and slowing it down.

    This happens at my college; when it's time to schedule classes and everyone is online trying to do so at the same time, it slows to a crawl as if you're on dial-up.

    • Dr.sunil V
      September 26, 2014 at 1:24 pm

      How do portals which slow down due to excessive users online deal with the speed for users? Amazon.in is not opening since few days

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