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Flixya Migrates to Amazon Web Services

Due to ongoing performance issues and to increase scalability Flixya.com has migrated to Amazon Web Services.

We are using Amazon S3 for hosting images, which saves us drive space and storage. We are also using Amazon EC2, with an extra large instance. A perfect solution to enable extended memory.

We are also using EBS for the database, which allows for quick snapshots, which is great for back ups. In addition, we have an EBS volume that is being used for cached data.

The entire Flixya platform is now hosted on Amazon Web Services.

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posted by Flixya @ 8:39 AM, ,

Flixya, Featured Google Adsense API Case Study

Flixya has been selected as a featured Google Adsense API Case study. See below:

Flixya uses Google AdSense and the AdSense API to remain profitable while sharing 100 percent of revenues from user-generated content.

Read the full case study here: http://code.google.com/apis/adsense/docs/casestudies/flixya.html

Flixya Case Study:

Started July 2006 as a video site with a dedicated, loyal member base, Flixya.com has grown to support a thriving social media community. While Flixya makes it easy to share videos, photos, and blogs, the company has also consistently sought to do more to give back to its members and to those in need. From the beginning, Flixya’s goals have been to offer the most engaging elements of popular social networking sites and to allow members who contribute content to the site to share in ad revenue.

Today, true to its tagline "Share Everything," Flixya has become the first social networking platform to pay members 100 percent of the ad revenue from their user-generated content and have the funds distributed directly to its users.

"We believe that the true value of social networking is the community, and we continue to strive to promote member ownership with our platform," says co-founder and CEO Adam Oliver.

We are happy to be in good company with Blogger, Hubpages.com and Rateitall.com!

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posted by Flixya @ 8:29 AM, ,