In conclusion, do you know any other websites in the Alexa top 300 that run on three old web servers?

PopAds.net

PopAds.net is an adnetwork created from scratch. We decided not to use any of the ready-made platforms in order to have full control over what happens in our network as well as to be able to offer custom features.

As with most startups, we started with Apache. Unfortunately, as we were getting more and more traffic, Apache was becoming more and more unstable and our techs were not able to optimize Apache settings any further.

At that point, one of our techs suggested we try LiteSpeed and that was a great decision. After switching to LiteSpeed, we forgot about the problem of crashing web servers. We now handle many times more traffic than we did in the beginning - using the same three old web servers we had Apache on three years ago!

For us, using LiteSpeed is not only about performance. (There are free solutions that offer similar performance.) The most important thing is that we can access reasonably priced tech support directly from the vendor. If something goes wrong, we can always call for help and things are fixed immediately. We even got a custom version of LiteSpeed made to allow us to better filter fraudulent traffic from our adnetwork!

In conclusion, do you know any other websites in the Alexa top 300 that run on three old web servers?

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