Have you found Digg slow during the peak hours? Well peertopress.com has a top 10 for Kevin Rose on how to speed up Digg. The article was put on Digg’s front page, and the comments left on peertopress.com website are pretty hilarious.
1. Stop using apache
digg Although apache is great for websites with under 10 visitors per day, for a big site like digg it is the worst server software you can choose. Many sites with the same amount of traffic are using lighttpd. It is safe, easy to use and about 100 times faster then apache.
2. Get more servers
Most of the time more does not equal better, but I guess with the amount of money you guys are making, you can easily afford to buy some new hardware. This should help you guys to spread the load.