The Snuff Puppets Went Viral. Here’s How Nuttify Helped.

The Snuff Puppets Went Viral. Here’s How Nuttify Helped.

The Snuff Puppets are not scary. They are really fun and great people, as well. Nuttify helped the Snuff Puppets by redesigning their website last year, and are hosting it on our Nuttify Cloud service.

The Snuff Puppets were engaged to perform in Singapore for the 50th Anniversary of Independence. The Australian High Commission Singapore engaged Snuff Puppets to perform as part of a program called “50 performances

Over 200,000 Page Views in a Couple of Days

Last week (first week of June 2015) the Snuff Puppets website has received over 200,000 page views – equating to about 100,000 people visiting the their site.

Snuff Puppets at Singapore 50 launch - those big puppets in the background are from the show

Snuff Puppets at Singapore 50 launch – those big puppets in the background are from the show

Singapore is a place where you can be fined up to $1000 USD for chewing gum. So it must come as a shock to many Singaporeans to find disembodied body parts wandering around their city. Reactions have been mixed, particularly to the video of their new show Everybody. Which has attracted over 250,000 views on the Snuff Puppets Facebook page.

Photos got posted to Imagur and Reddit and The Snuff Puppets went viral. And you know what? We hardly noticed the load on the Nuttify Cloud servers at all. Why is this? Because we cache all of our WordPress websites using an application called Varnish Cache.

Varnish is extremely fast and will serve pages, images and files in less than 1/10,000 of a second. It does this using close to zero memory and CPU resources. The traffic did however impact upon Nuttify in one way – though – we exceeded our 250,000 page views per month on our fonts.com account, meaning that it was time to upgrade.

Nuttify fonts.com account pageviews per month were exceeded, prompting an upgrade

Nuttify fonts.com account pageviews per month were exceeded, prompting an upgrade

Here’s some other images of analytics for the Snuff Puppets – one from Google analytics, and one from another package we use across the entire Nuttify network – Piwik.

Google Analytics for the Snuff Puppets viral traffic nuttify Champion WordPress Websites

Google Analytics for the Snuff Puppets viral traffic nuttify Champion WordPress Websites

Piwik analytics showing the spike in traffic for the Snuff Puppets

Piwik analytics showing the spike in traffic for the Snuff Puppets

So congratulations on going viral, Snuff Puppets. We’re glad that the Nuttify Web Squirrels could help by keeping your website online through a massive traffic spike.

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