Online IPL watchers like myself are disappointed today with the constant “503 Service Temporarily Unavailable” errors in accessing official IPLT20 website. Some times the message reads ” The server is temporarily unable to service your request due to maintenance downtime or capacity problems.” Last year it was 6.8 million watchers of the game online so its surprising to see IPL official site not forecasting the heavy load on their servers.
Majority of the online visitors are from India so far. But the break down of site might have caused by sudden spike in the users trying to access free online streaming of IPL 2009 from all over the world. Dish Network in US is not broadcasting IPL 2 season on TV. These dish TV visitors also might have increased the capacity problems for the IPLT20 site.
IPLT20 site was using Microsoft Silverlight as a browser plug in. On the server side it is Apache 2.2.3 version running on CentOS Linux version.
Does this not show that IPL 2 season is already a BIG hit and most watched series ? I think so. what do you guys think ?