Someone in India decided to get all the pictures, but not use the compressed archives. Probably just to test his/her scripting-skills. This resulted in 43194 hits from one ip-address in 6 hours. This defeats the previous webhits record by far.
Judging by the statistics my system can go at least 4 times faster, so 30 hits per second should be doable. The CPU maxes out at around 35% during this. The delimiting factor will be my internet upload, especially if someone is downloading only pictures. Just hoping nobody is going to try to reach the limit.
The number of pictures on this website is less than 43000 !
Graphs made using Cacti.