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    who hosts myspace

    just curious to know who hosts myspace... anyone???

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    They have a "Swamp" account on HostGator
    Closed for winter...

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    I would like to know how they raise the money to host billions of people's myspace account... so how did they do that?

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    http://computer.howstuffworks.com/myspace1.htm

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    "MySpace's back-end is an InfiniBand server switch. A server switch facilitates communication between multiple severs on multiple platforms -- in this case, between all of the servers in the MySpace infrastructure and between the MySpace servers and the external servers that deliver content to the end user. The Equinix Exchange central server switch in Los Angeles hosts MySpace's content delivery. Equinix Exchange is an Ethernet-based peering service that connects MySpace to all of the top-tier Internet backbones through a single hub -- a "fabric" of server switches connecting all Equinix networks. Content travels from MySpace through any of the Equinix-connected networks based on the most efficient route to the user and the available bandwidth on a network at any given time." <snipped>

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    Quote Originally Posted by indiaberry View Post
    I would like to know how they raise the money to host billions of people's myspace account... so how did they do that?
    News Corp (Rupert Murdoch / Fox) owns them - deep pockets.

    And I'm sure they get considerable revenue from adverts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by indiaberry View Post
    I would like to know how they raise the money to host billions of people's myspace account... so how did they do that?
    Listion to yourself, billions of people go there, think about how much they get paid to show an ad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LuckyAnonymous View Post
    Listion to yourself, billions of people go there, think about how much they get paid to show an ad.
    So does youtube but that never made money until google bought it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thomase View Post
    So does youtube but that never made money until google bought it.
    Who told you that?

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    I actually also heard that. I believe I read it in a report somewhere - it was bleeding money until it was bought.
    Quote Originally Posted by azizny View Post
    Who told you that?

    Peace,

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    Quote Originally Posted by CArmstrong View Post
    I actually also heard that. I believe I read it in a report somewhere - it was bleeding money until it was bought.
    The revenue may have been low. With google's entry the entire tables turned out

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    MySpace like Bebo has advertisers that make profiles and they pay the owner hundreds of pounds just for a link to it on a homepage for example.

    They would easily make the money back than what they pay for the server.
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    does gator host facebook.com as well?
    Who is this infamous HTML i keep hearing of, is she cute?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drewskii View Post
    does gator host facebook.com as well?
    Yes.

    And Google.

    Oh yea, and Yahoo and Microsoft and Amazon, too.

    All on the president/CEO's 486-166 with 32 megs of RAM that's sitting under his desk/data center.

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    They also use the services of this company to ensure high availability:

    www.akamai.com

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    My question, any companys here host any big sites along them lines?

    MySpace, Facebook, Twitter, MyYearBook, any of them things?

    Does any companys here supply any servers, or service(s) to them sites? I know ThePlanet or something was a big host for one of them, or another social networking place, cant member which one it was. But they hosted it for awhile, they might still do.

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    Myspace and Facebook run their own networks and practically host themselves.

    http://fixedorbit.com/AS/32/AS32934.htm
    http://fixedorbit.com/AS/33/AS33739.htm

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    Most of those companies own thier own dedicated data centers. FB does this as well as others. Twitter is opening up a new datacenter soon as well as MS.

    Some companies also co-locate and own thier servers and have a custom netblock. A couple large restaurant chains I like do this.

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    Yes exactly they have their own, you may come to know about many things if you google "facebook data centre"

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    YouTube is not making any money. It costs something like a billion in debt per year. It's just good for advertising.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jesse_613 View Post
    YouTube is not making any money. It costs something like a billion in debt per year. It's just good for advertising.
    YouTube received just under $1 Billion in revenue in 2010, and should have made a slight profit on that.
    It used to be a monetary sinkhole, however this is no longer the case.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LuckyAnonymous View Post
    Listion to yourself, billions of people go there, think about how much they get paid to show an ad.
    Myspace don't have billions of visitors. A few tens of millions, maybe, and dropping fast. Facebook has like 600 million, and MySpace by most estimates is no more than 5% of that. Hell, give it another year, and I have sites that could compete with MySpace for eyeball count.

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