Earlier today Kim Dotcom and his team decided to open up Mega to the public.
Soon after the announcement thousands of people registered an account, every minute.
“I have never seen anything like this. From 0 to 10 Gigabit bandwidth utilization within 10 minutes,” Dotcom wrote in a tweet.
A few hours later Mega’s user count hit 250,000.
Unfortunately, the site’s servers can’t keep up with the demand and Mega is suffering frequent downtime.
The Help section on the new site has some great advice:
Always keep redundant copies of important files, online and offline. Although we keep each file in at least two locations, there is no guarantee against multiple concurrent failures and repeated unprecedented government misconduct.