Countdown of the Seven Most Memorable Website Crashes of 2013

Load Impact Blog

Let this be a lesson to all of us in 2014. 

Just like every other year, 2013 had its fair share of website crashes. While there are many reasons why a website might fail, the most likely issue is the site’s inability to handle incoming traffic (i.e. load).

Let’s look at some of the most memorable website crashes of 2013 that were caused by traffic overload.

#7. My Bloody Valentine

imgres-3February 2nd, obviously not so alternative shoegaze legends, My Bloody Valentine, decided to release their first album since 1991, and they decided to do so online. They crashed within 30 minutes.

In the end, most of their fans likely got hold of the new album within a day or two and the band, which clearly has a loyal fanbase, probably didn’t end up loosing any sales due to the crash.

#6. Mercedes F1 Team 

Lewis_Hamilton_2013_Malaysia_FP2_2Mercedes F1 team came up with…

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