Show Downloads are at a crawl and servers are melting!



I just checked my latest Libsyn Stats and downloads are through the roof. I am getting reports that sites like Dawn and Drew are down, servers have melted all over the podcasting sphere. Thus far this site which is hosted on a GoDaddy server has kept up and we have seen over 300,000 individual hits to this site alone today.

I know that at least 6500 people on iTunes have downloaded the newest show so this is significant traffic. Be patient with the downloads as servers are getting hammered worldwide.

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Todd Cochrane is the Founder of Geek News Central and host of the Geek News Central Podcast. He is a Podcast Hall of Fame Inductee and was one of the very first podcasters in 2004. He wrote the first book on podcasting, and did many of the early Podcast Advertising deals in the podcasting space. He does two other podcasts in addition to Geek News Central. The New Media Show and Podcast Legends.


5 thoughts on “Show Downloads are at a crawl and servers are melting!

  1. Apple podcast subscriptions top a million in two days

    In just two days, people using the new version of iTunes have subscribed to more than a million podcasts, TechWeb News reported late yesterday. On Tuesday, Apple launched iTunes 4.9, the latest version of the free digital music player software,

  2. Which feed is causing the problem?

    Please open a problem report at Lemon support.

    ipodder.sourceforge.net/support

  3. My guess on the server slam is cause of the new ipodder lemon (version 2.1), for windows, anyway. It tried to download the last 4 months worth on one minute tips.
    My guess is the auto cleanup, if you set it for a few feeds ( WHY, oh WHY isn’t it in the general properties????) then it downloads EVERYTHING that you are subscribed to?? Boy is it MESSED up.
    I DO like the show notes are now available if you right click a download! That’s very cool.

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