Founded in May, 2005, The Huffington Post — "The Internet Newspaper" — offers extensive coverage of politics, media, business, entertainment, lifestyle and luxurious living. HuffingtonPost.com news portal has rapidly become popular and is not slacking up its growth. To improve its positions on fast grown market, meet the severe competition and succeed they turned to Kuliev for an enhancement of the portal and appropriate technical solution.
HuffingtonPost.com was to be implemented as a news portal capable of sustaining heavy load, including peak load, and convenience for both visitors and authors of the entries. The portal had to satisfy the following requirements:
- provide quick generation of pages with both static and dynamic data;
- the ability to serve millions views per day;
stable work under peak loads;
convenient for both visitors and authors of the entries.
HuffingtonPost.com was required to be able to save correct work and high performance under heavy loads and simultaneous maintaining a large number of users. It had to be featured on the main pages of search engines, to make definite entries, to appear among the results of running search engines queries, i.e. be perfectly SEO optimized.
Kuliev has been able to find a technology that suits best the particular need of the site, to adapt the technology and to provide a solution that completely meets all the requirements. The system is based on the MovableType platform, which has been modified to minimize the number of database queries and to improve performance. To ensure stable and efficient work under heavy and peak loads Kuliev team has used the memcache technology. This technology is a general-purpose distributed memory caching system that allows speeding up dynamic database-driven websites by caching data and objects in the memory to reduce the number of times the database must be read. To further improve performance by eliminating the need to reload, when a page is refreshed, the static content, such as images, css, and jаvascript, Kuliev has integrated the system with Amazon S3 online storage web service and Akamai platform.
Also, it is worth while to mention some special features of the site:
- Online Statistics allows authors of the articles to have access to the statistic data about the most popular search phrases that brought visitors to other articles on the site.
- Data Map Tool allows visualization of data on the map of a country. e.g. It is possible to show donations made for the presidential candidates in different states/cities (the data are drawn from open sources) on the map. There are various search options that enable you to see who has donated, how much, to whom and where. You can even find your own donation on the map! The tool was created with the integration of Google Maps.
- Integrated Control Tools give to a site administrator the ability to track all visits to the site and particular articles, to see how, when and why visitors come and go; this provides invaluable information for further improvement of the site.
The perfect result was achieved due to effective solution of stable functioning under heavy load and well-planned SEO campaign.
The HuffingtonPost.com appeared in the Yahoo news top list several times and as the practice has shown, this web-site is stably functioning under the conditions of constant content updates and load of more then 200 000 visitors per hour, leaving out repeated visits.
Statistics in 2008:
- 10,000,000 visitors per month;
- 110,000,000 page views per month;
- 20,000 comments posted a day.
Platform/OS OS Linux
Language Perl / PHP / jаvascript / Ajax
Technologies: Perl / PHP / jаvascript / Ajax / MySQL / caching techniques
Category News web site & webblog service
United States (US): New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston, Phoenix, Philadelphia, San Antonio, San Diego, Dallas, San Jose, Austin, Jacksonville, San Francisco, Columbus, Fort Worth, Indianapolis, Charlotte, Seattle, Denver, Washington, Boston, El Paso, Detroit, Nashville-Davidson, Memphis, Portland, Oklahoma City, Las Vegas, Louisville
United Kingdom (UK): London, Birmingham, Leeds, Glasgow, Sheffield, Bradford, Liverpool, Edinburgh, Manchester, Bristol, Kirklees, Fife, Wirral, North Lanarkshire, Wakefield, Cardiff, Dudley, Wigan, East Riding, South Lanarkshire, Coventry, Belfast, Leicester, Sunderland, Sandwell, Doncaster, Stockport, Sefton, Nottingham
Canada: Toronto, Montreal, Calgary, Ottawa, Edmonton, Mississauga, North York, Winnipeg, Vancouver, Scarborough, Québec, Hamilton, Brampton, Surrey, Laval, Halifax, Etobicoke, London, Okanagan, Victoria, Windsor, Markham, Oshawa, Gatineau, Vaughan, Kitchener, Longueuil, Burnaby, Ladner, Saskatoon
Australia: Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, Gold Coast, Canberra, Newcastle, Wollongong, Logan City, Geelong, Hobart, Townsville, Cairns, Toowoomba, Darwin, Rockingham, Launceston, Bendigo, Ballarat, Mandurah, Mackay, Bundaberg, Bunbury, Maitland, Armadale, Rockhampton, Adelaide Hills, South Brisbane, Hervey Bay
Magento eCommerce News
What is this Magento platform all about? Is the sentence, “Magento is the eCommerce technology that is set to live for ages”, correct? Popularity ratio attached with this platform answers this question. Before the year 2008, no developer had ever dreamt of using an eCommerce development platform
Companies offering Magento development solutions have the right to change their policies, but not without notifying their customers about the changes they make in support and maintenance terms and policies. There are several factors that lead to the revision of the policies. This might even affect
Magento is the leading eCommerce platform with multitude of features and benefits. The online market demands Magento websites to get improved exponentially. Meeting the fastest growing online market’s demand, helps businesses to receive desired ROI. Using this platform might be difficult or complex
If you own an online store, this article would help you in making its performance better. There might be several aspects responsible for poor or weak performance of your Magento website. Being an online store owner, you should make sure to get the best out of the Magento solution you paid for.
In the furious eCommerce competition, internet has turned into a platform for several online stores serving customers across the globe. Shopping habits are also changing with the availability of several varieties of products with best deals and discounts. Isn’t it great that to buy desired
With PSD to Magento conversion, web service providers’ offer e-commerce solution with better capabilities and functionalities. In the process of conversion, Magento adds interactivity to your website through the PSD design you provide. Offer a design you wish to implement and professional web
Marketing process holds high priority in business. This year is called “the year of innovative marketing strategies” and video marketing is one of such invention that was added to the inventions’ list. To impress a modern customer is not less than a strong challenge. It is the time your business
“Content”- is not just a word, it’s the major aspect affecting eCommerce industry. The ever changing market trends needs to be addressed. Engaging and interactive is considered the key to getting great visibility among popular search engines. Focusing on the conversion rates, eCommerce giants have
Online stores – simple, cost effective and one–stop-destination for all the shopaholic present around the world. To fulfill the complex requirements of the active shoppers, eCommerce business owners have to continuously monitor the performance of their online stores. Thus, by continuously looking
Magento is one of the most popular eCommerce development platforms trending nowadays. The era of online shopping is the revolution brought by Magento store development concept. Earlier, developing reliable and secure online stores was a tough and tedious task as it required many aspects into
eCommerce stores have made the shopping task simple and easy. There are few steps to take for completing the checkout process successfully. This process is a crucial step for any eCommerce store. Being the final step, it holds ample significance. Purchasing online is the latest shopping trend.
Magento is the open source content management system basically used for building eCommerce websites and applications. There is no doubt that eCommerce websites have been performing well in this world of internet. Building up an online store and managing it well is not at all enough. To get fair
Magento is one of the best eCommerce application development platform that can help web development companies build excellent eCommerce solutions for enterprises seeking customized eCommerce application for the success of their online business. Magento 2 is the latest version of Magento offering
In today’s eCommerce era, Magento is the star with myriads of features for web developers as well as customers. Over time customers, shopping online, have started expecting more from the online stores owned by eCommerce giants. Magento being the perfect platform for building eCommerce store offers
Each year brings something new and beneficial in all aspects of life. eCommerce market is no exception and it can feel these novelties and latest trends that are directly associated with these technologies. With previous year’s trends i.e. personalization, localization, etc. let’s have a closer