I have a (simple?) question that I hope someone will find interesting enough to help me out with.
A web site has a given number of subscribers who generate a certain amount of traffic on the web server. Hits (web requests) are distributed throughout the day and result in a peak load of x hits/second.
Question: should the number of users increase (let's say double) and follow the same usage pattern, how would the peak load (hits/second) be affected?
I strongly doubt that the answer is 2x hits/second and realise that more information might be needed, to start from the actual distribution of the hits and the average total hits per day.
Anyone intrigued and kind enough to lend a hand?