Client Story

How Cheezburger, a Website with Daily Million of Users, Optimizing Their Scalability

Having millions of users daily means that the web engineers at Cheezburger must ensure that each user experience is seamless, fast, and reliable. That's one of the reasons why Cheezburger selected Wowrack Dedicated Hosting in our Seattle facility as their solution.

Overview

Being a high-traffic web environment with significant growth and evolving hosting needs, Cheezburger decided to utilize Wowrack's Seattle facility as its primary "home" data center. Cheezburger selected Wowrack Dedicated Hosting to increase scalability, have a customized solution, save cost, and be an extension of their IT team.

Increased Hosting Scalability
Outstanding Connectivity for High-traffic Needs
Cost savings of Dedicated Hosting Services
24/7/365 Team Extension

Challenges Faced

Cheezburger is a Seattle-based company founded in 2007 that is home to multiple weblog sites, such as I Can Has Cheezburger?, FAIL Blog, Know Your Meme, and Memebase. Cheezburger is one of the largest social humor sites on the Internet, where millions of people come every day to laugh out loud and have others laugh with them. Visitors to the site can view, create, or remix themes and share their favorite funny photos and videos.

Having millions of users daily means that the web engineers at Cheezburger must ensure that each user experience is seamless - meaning that it is fast and reliable.

Solution Provided by Wowrack

Being a high-traffic web environment with significant growth and evolving hosting needs, Cheezburger decided to utilize Wowrack's Seattle (Tukwila) facility as its primary "home" data center.

They were able to customize a solution with Wowrack that allows their IT needs to scale as their business and traffic continue to grow. The company currently hosts a powerful SQL cluster and a rack of API servers. They use products such as IIS/.NET, MSSQL, Couchbase, AppFabric, HAProxy, and Varnish.

Outcomes and Benefits

After evaluating working with other dedicated service providers, Jeffrey Brown, Cheezburger's CTO, decided that working with Wowrack was the best option for his team. "We are delighted with our solution at Wowrack. Not only is it a customized solution that precisely fits our needs, but we have room to grow as our business grows."

Brown noted that working with Wowrack has been successful from a deployment and hosting standpoint, and the Cheezburger team has seen significant savings on staffing and deployment costs. He added that the 24/7/365 support extends their on-site IT team.

"Wowrack is a great partner! The pricing is excellent, their connectivity is outstanding, and their price/performance ratio is ideal for Cheezburger's needs," Joey O'Neill, Cheezburger's Senior Systems Administrator, added.

About the Company

Company Name
Cheezburger
Country
United States of America
Website
cheezburger.com
Description
Cheezburger is a Seattle-based company founded in 2007 that is home to multiple weblog sites, such as I Can Has Cheezburger?, FAIL Blog, Know Your Meme and Memebase. Cheezburger is one of the largest social humor sites on the Internet, where millions of people come every day to laugh out loud and have others laugh with them. Visitors to the site can view, create or remix themes and share their favorite funny photos and video.
We are delighted with our solution at Wowrack. Not only is it a customized solution that precisely fits our needs, but we have room to grow as our business grows.
Jeffrey Brown, CTO of Cheezburger
Jeffrey Brown
CTO at Cheezburger

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