You’ve spent months planning your event. Things are really starting to hot up. The promotional campaign launches. Excited people rush to your website. They click to buy tickets…. and the whole thing comes crashing down.
“What’s happened?” you ask. You log on to try and buy tickets yourself to see what’s going on. You see a message telling you that your bandwidth has been exceeded.
“AGGGGHHHHRRRRR!!!!!” you say as you try in vain to figure out what bandwidth is thinking it’s got something to do with Kevin Bacon dragging a shed full of Facebook and Twitter icons made of sponge.
The scenario of an angry Kevin Bacon is frightening enough but bandwidth being exceeded is a very real concern for people selling via their website and if you’re not aware of what I’m talking about let me explain.
Think of your website as a barrel of water with an infinite numbers of taps on it. Every time someone visits a page on your website they turn on a tap and the water / data flows. When someone else visits they also turn on a tap.
Now picture the water level as more an more people visit. It will run out eventually and when it does that’s when you get your “Bandwidth Exceeded” message and you develop more grey hairs. Even if you have what the barrel calls “Unlimited Bandwidth” you will find that there is a fair usage policy in your terms.
“By the Power of Greyskull, how do I stop this happening?” you’re possibly now asking. Well if you want to sell tickets online let an external provider take the strain and process the lot for you. Someone like, say, WebTicketManager.
We’ve been processing ticket sales since 2010 and our barrel of water is a magical one that never empties so you can be sure that when your promo campaign runs there will be no outages, lost sales and equally as important you won’t look unprofessional.
If you would like to know more about WebTicketManager then get in touch with us via our contact page or call us on 0161 956 2300.