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Imgur.com: Why We Dumped GoDaddy

Velcroman1 (1667895) writes | more than 2 years ago

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Velcroman1 (1667895) writes "On the eve of what has been dubbed “Dump Go Daddy Day,” imgur.com — the massive image hosting sites is responsible for an astonishing 28 terabytes of bandwidth and nearly 200 million page views per day — has already changed its registry entries, foreshadowing the potential negative effect of a boycott set to begin Thursday morning. GoDaddy.com originally supported the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) — RackSpace called it "a deeply flawed piece of legislation" that will hinder free speech and infringe on first amendment rights — but quickly recanted its position when the call of a boycott circulated. “The outcry kind of forced our hand,” imgur founder and owner Alan Schaaf said. “I’m against the SOPA act and imgur as a company is against it. We just feel it is terrible that GoDaddy.com would support this legislation.”"
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"28 terabytes of bandwidth" (1)

bagofbeans (567926) | more than 2 years ago | (#38520926)

What does that mean? How about gallons of distance?

Re:"28 terabytes of bandwidth" (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38521098)

Considering the source (copied / pasted verbatim from FoxNews.com), having something like that in TFS doesn't surprise me.

Re:"28 terabytes of bandwidth" (1)

crudd (1893782) | more than 2 years ago | (#38522492)

It means they use a shitload of bandwidth. And they pay godaddy for this bandwidth ($40 a terabyte for a normal dedicated server, and that 28tb appears to be daily). And now godaddy doesnt get this money.
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