We average users between 5,000 – 10,000 depending on the time of day and yearly season.

GeekShed broke a new concurrent user connection record on April 4th, 2020 with a total of 35,034 users. This growth was primarily driven by a fast growing gaming channel and continues to bring in thousands of users each day. During this record breaking event we were on the top ten IRC networks according to netsplit.de. We continue to show up in the top ten in 2021.

Our response to this sudden spike in users lead us to add three new servers to the round-robin to load balance the connections. We also increased the maximum user limit per server as modern hardware allows them to handle more. At no point did we experience downtime or degradation of service during this event. When connections stabilized we returned to our smaller number of servers without incident.

GeekShed is proud to offer scalability no matter the size of your community. If you’re thinking about choosing IRC services and have a large number of users don’t hesitate to contact us. We’d love to get to know your needs and figure out the best solution.

You can reach us by clicking “Chat” on the top and using the Kiwi Chat Client. Change the Channel to #help to connect to our network support channel.

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you on GeekShed!

Graph: generated by netsplit.de

—posted by Amyashi