Whats under the hood at youtube.com

We have all heard, seen and probably uploaded to Youtube.com but have you ever wondered what is under the hood, just what makes this site work and how it was able to scale so quickly to handle delivery of over 100 million videos a day … well, if you have then this will make for interesting reading.  If you haven’t, well enjoy their services anyway.

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One Response to “Whats under the hood at youtube.com”

  1. Joephone Says:

    Youtube is amazing, and is another great success story for the Python programming language, for which I’m an advocate. The thing that I found most interesting is that they were using FastCGI, which many claim is horribly unstable and slightly useless. I wonder why they didn’t go for mod_python or mod_scgi…


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