CS506 Web Design and Development GDB Solution Spring 2014

ABC Board of Intermediate & Secondary Education hosted their website on a dedicated database server with medium level capacity. They used to post their results on their website and students can check their results immediately. They have experienced over the time that many students are unable to see their results on the very first day of result announcement. This is mainly due to simultaneous access attempt by many users which results in Server’s performance degradation. 

Being an expert of Web design and development, state your point of view about the main reason of Server not responding to these concurrent users. What is main bottleneck that may needs upgradation to improve Server’s performance under such loaded conditions?

You shall state and remain focused on single major reason and justify your answer with solid arguments.