Why ProPinoy was down

Dear Reader

For more than 12 hours yesterday, ProPinoy servers were flooded by requests for the article “The Very Sad State of Manila Zoo” (mirror site).  It was a piece by Karen Ang on the condition of animals in the Manila Zoo.  At one point we were able to hold out against the torrent, but it was pretty clear midway through the “crisis” that our infrastructure couldn’t keep up.  It was a constant redline.   It also knocked down sites that were running beside ProPinoy.

We made twitter trend, apparently.  We were retweeted over 800 times.

It was a very nice problem to have.

We shall endeavor to improve our server infrastructure.


Best regards,



Cocoy Dayao

Cocoy is the Chief Technology Officer of Lab Rats Technica, a Digital Consulting company that specialises in DevOps, iOS, and Web Apps, E-Commerce sites, Cybersecurity and Social Media consulting. He is a technology enthusiast, political junkie and social observer who enjoys a good cup of coffee, comic books, and tweets as @cocoy on twitter.

Cocoy is also the Managing Director and Editor-in-Chief of the ProPinoy Project.

Cocoy considers himself to be Liberal.