I'm working with an affiliate network and one of their affiliates started sending PPV traffic to my "landing page" at 30,000 visits a day; which was fine. However, I guess this affiliate scaled up and was driving 500,000 visits a day; which just killed my server...it almost felt like a DDOS attack. I have a pretty good server, but handling 500,000 visits in a day was just to much.
I started thinking about this and instead of my server taking the load hit on all this PPV traffic; I'm thinking of having my affiliate network request that their affiliates use their own "squeeze page" that then redirects to my "landing page".
Is this a normal request? I don't want to have my server suffer because these affiliates are directly sending traffic to my "landing page".