As you know i’ve been building the new Sleeping Giant: Infinite Horizontal Scaling video course that i’ll release on March 31st.
I figured the idea of owning a website that’s a “Sleeping Giant” might be a bit “abstract” for you, so i’m sharing with you two little 5-min videos i shot that will make everything clear.
The first video shows how a tiny server that costs around ~$0.003/hr (⅓ of a cent) to run, gets suddenly hit by 1,000 visitors at once, and continues to serve requests quickly, without breaking a sweat.
Watch it here [5 mins]….
Imagine, you’ve got a relatively unknown website, only a few straggling visitors arriving on a given day. Then one day, and very very suddenly, an influencer tweets about you and the tweet goes viral. Can your site handle the flood of traffic coming at it?
With the Sleeping Giant, you have nothing to worry about.
To be honest, while shooting that first video, i was trying to break the server. I needed it to strain hard enough that it would sense it needed to scale up. No matter how many visitors i simulated, i couldn’t make enough requests fast enough out of my work machine to actually strain this tiny server.
Rather than give up, i used a different tactic to hog the server’s CPU with pointless tasks, tricking it into think it was strained by serving tons of requests. And just like that, it scaled up to 6 low cost machines, as expected, and continued to serve real web requests quickly.
Watch the second video here [5 mins]:
Now if all that stuff looks uber complicated, this is because IT IS.
Which is why most businesses and institutions don’t have this kind of setup and they crash under load. My friend who works at a big ad agency, when he saw this, he got so excited he told me i should do the setup for their company’s server because it’s constantly crashing under load. A colleague told me how in his country their ministry of education servers crash every year when final exam results are posted because they can’t handle so many simultaneous requests.
NONE of these people have a Sleeping Giant!
But you can, and you will.
Despite how complicated it is in reality to put together, i’ve simplified the entire process to very simple step-by-step instructions.
Don’t take my word for it. One of your fellow students had this to say today in our Facebook group about the January cloud computing module:
“Ok… I have the whole thing set up and running on AWS….Everything is working!!! The instructions are amazing in detail. This is the first time “step by step” was actually “step by step,” and I don’t think that was actually mentioned anywhere? Very little to think about. A few bumps in the road but nothing too difficult to solve with a little help from my friend… Jim Yaghi”
— Vince Testa
You know what else?
The core Super Traffic Machine curriculum is written in the same, simple, step-by-step way that we’ve innovated and perfected at YaghiLabs.
So remember, the only way to get –FOR FREE– the Sleeping Giant (infinite horizontal scaling) video course, the High Volume Email Sending printed book, and the Business Command Centre Quick Reference…is to:
(1) Subscribe to the Super Traffic Machine
(2) and do it before March 31st
Go here to learn about the Super Traffic Machine:
And go here to learn about the extras bundled this month: