Does the HN crowd show up in monitoring?

So my previous post made the frontpage on Hacker News. Awesome! I have seen many websites collapse under the load of a HN crowd, so this is the perfect time to look at the monitoring.

Munin charts

1 megabit per second? That’s lower than I anticipated, even with all the size optimizations that I implemented (or let’s just say, all the bloat that I purposefully did not add). Same goes for CPU usage: I’ve heard so many people on the internet complain about how expensive TLS handshakes are, yet my virtual server handles all of this with less than six percent of a single core. It’s barely even visible on the CPU usage chart, and completely drowned out by noise on the load chart.