Trading websites jammed

The fall in the Shanghai stock exchange led to a jam at trading websites in Australia. Yesterday, there was a massive amount of traffic on the CommSec and E*Trade websites, causing E*Trade to close down its website for a short time as thousands of users logged in. E*Trade shut down non-essential parts of its website to cope with the extra traffic. Some CommSec clients could not access the website and the site was running slower than usual but it did not crash. The brown-outs emphasis the challenge faced by owners of high demand websites dealing with unprecedented amounts of site traffic.