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Any hardware, software or network system is created to withstand a certain load. We are not surprised when a car tier is tested for maximum permissible speed and sold with these indications and cautions. But we can hardly find the same attitude to software and hardware.
Companies are rare to test server for maximum load and estimate maximum allowable traffic before bringing the project to the market. But the principal errors and weak points can be easily recognized during testing, what allows to increase server performance highly.
We shall talk about why an ordinary web breaks because during testing or real peak loads.
The possible reasons can be as follows.