High request loads
Posted on 2009-05-08
Can somebody explain how sites like, YouTube can have 1000 users all streaming the same vidio clip at once? I thought there would be some sort of limit much lower. HHow do they achieve this? I am sure they spread the load over numerous servers, so is it just hat they have thousands hundreds of servers hosting a particular clip?
Similarly, web sites, e.g banking websites, what if 1000's of people log in on moonday morning to see if their interst has been paid. I guess Ive experienced not being able to log in during busy times, but how do they make it available to soo many people?