News Feed
Sections




News Archive
Looking for more information on how to do PHP the right way? Check out PHP: The Right Way

Pingdom.com:
Exploring the software behind Facebook, the world's largest site
June 22, 2010 @ 09:17:54

On pingdom.com there's a recent article posted looking at some of the technology behind Facebook and how they manage to keep up with the huge demand put on them and their servers.

At the scale that Facebook operates, a lot of traditional approaches to serving web content break down or simply aren't practical. The challenge for Facebook's engineers has been to keep the site up and running smoothly in spite of handling close to half a billion active users. This article takes a look at some of the software and techniques they use to accomplish that.

They have to be able to handle over 570 billion page views a month across over 30,000 servers so there's several key technologies than they use to help make this a reality. Besides the famous HipHop for PHP tool, they also use things like memcached, Cassandra, Hadoop and Varnish. There's also other non-tech specific practices they do to keep things flowing smoothly.

1 comment voice your opinion now!
facebook technology practices software


blog comments powered by Disqus

Similar Posts

Pierre-Alain Joye's Blog: Release Announcements (GD, Hidef, and Zip)

PHP Town Hall: Episode 25: Girls Aren't Any Different

Allan MacGregor: Hello Hack

SitePoint PHP Blog: A Look at Hack, the PHP Replacement in HHVM

Sebastian Bergmann's Blog: PHPUnit and Software Metrics


Community Events





Don't see your event here?
Let us know!


developer list language install opinion community interview release laravel framework code threedevsandamaybe series refactor unittest testing podcast symfony2 introduction api

All content copyright, 2014 PHPDeveloper.org :: info@phpdeveloper.org - Powered by the Solar PHP Framework