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Originally Posted by createdevelop
I just want to echo what onsitetechs said about traffic, and add a few extra points.
We had a client that was featured on ACA and experienced 12000 visitors in three hours. 12000 visitors x ~2 pages x 1MB of bandwidth = 24GB/3 hours.
Most hosting plans give you 20GB of bandwidth for the month, so you might want to check that out.
Assuming you have enough bandwidth allocated, as mentioned before, you might want to think about a CDN. They are very easy to implement using amazon S3 or something similar. Talk to someone about optimising your site for bandwidth.
If you are going to be featured in a week (as opposed to tonight) I would also make sure your website is found on Google for terms that are similar/related to you (or at least your brand). You don't want competitors picking up your customers.
Lastly, just make sure there is enough on your site for users to "do". For instance an order form or links to where they can buy your products.
Shared Hosting does have its limits and due to traffic spikes, you might run into RAM and CPU limitations imposed by the web host.