I wanted to find out what tips the community had about handling a large amount of traffic.
Our site is currently being hit by a large amount of traffic from Digg.com (we're the 4th post on the homepage). So it's seriously hitting our server and it killed mysql. We had to throttle things.
I have the cache eneabled in WP 2.0 and I reduced the number of posts that display on our homepage.
I have permalinks enabled.
What other things do you all suggest for handling traffic like this? I'd like to get far more traffic than I am getting now and so need to know what the Pros do to handle it.