[Foundation-l] Page views

Michael Peel email at mikepeel.net
Fri Oct 22 23:00:26 UTC 2010

On 22 Oct 2010, at 02:02, Erik Zachte wrote:

> A quick update on our inflated page view stats:
> Ryan's hypothesis that deployment of the new CentralNotice banner 
> loader had something to do with it has been confirmed. 
> So those extra page views were actually internally generated requests,
> which accessed just two new special pages in huge amounts.
> Special:BannerController and Special:BannerListLoader
> http://stats.grok.se/en/201010/Special%3ABannerListLoader
> http://stats.grok.se/en/201010/Special%3ABannerController

I'm a little surprised that those numbers are so low. ~70 million page views a day is only about 10-15 times the number of page views that the en.wp main page gets, and is way less than the number of page views that Wikipedia gets each day. It's also surprising that the two pages get different numbers of page views a day. Is there caching going on here, or are these pages not loaded upon every access to the site via other means (are they only called by the occasional centralnotice perhaps)?

Mike Peel

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