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The true size of porn sites Revealed!!

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  1. dog-tag

    dog-tag Senior Member

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    http://www.extremetech.com/computing/123929-just-how-big-are-porn-sites
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    Bloody fascinating to see how big it really is! Russian mafia supposedly owns the big ones!?
     
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  2. Roparadise

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    How much would 100Gb/s cost someone to get?
     
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    Wait.....you mean I can watch porn on this thing ??
     
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    Not sure, but probably a fraction of however much these sites make.

    The Russian mafia owns the biggest ones :eek:? No wonder it is so hard to compete in the adult niche
     
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    "
    in other words, a single porn site accounts for almost
    2% of the internet's total traffic. There are dozens of porn sites on the scale of YouPorn, and hundreds that are the size of ExtremeTech or your favorite news site. It's probably not unrealistic to say that porn makes up 30% of the total data transferred across the internet.
    The internet really is for porn."



    Epic article. Reads like a dark History Channel episode. Crazy as it sounds I once read in a newspaper article that said 70% of internet traffic is porn related not the "conservative" 30% they say in this article. He says Youporn has 2% of net traffic and "There are dozens of porn sites the size of Youporn.."

    How many dozen? 3 dozen?

    36 Youporn size sites x 2% of net traffic + 2% Youporn itself = 74% !!?? WTF??



     
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  7. Roparadise

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    I think it is mostly a conspiracy theory that they own the biggest ones,but I wouldn't be that surprised as the Russians are the only mafia trying to go "legit". From what I heard,they are big into day trading and futures instead of drugs and extortion.
     
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    Its weird that Youtube hasn't switched to porn niche yet. Infrastructure is ready, just upload videos and boost revenues.
     
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    "The average time spent on a porn site, however, is between 15 and 20 minutes."

    Since last google updates, bounce rate is getting more important. I think I am going to get into porn industry :D
     
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    That wont go over well with google investors.

    This is a story that is well put together, never thought about how much porn traffic gets.
     
  11. Roparadise

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    I have the feeling that its alot less bandwidth used,and the math is flawed in the article. 25 videos account for 2.5% of todays views if the site gets 100 million page views. And then theres page views from just looking for videos,and those dont take up much bandwidth as its just text and pics of around 7KB each. And of those 25 videos 15 of them were under 10 minutes so the bandwidth from them isn't that high compared to a full length movie.

    If you just go to youporn that counts as one page view then go to a single video that counts as another,so for just watching 1 video you have given them 2 page views. Its way more complex to find out how much bandwidth youporn uses,then just a simple multiplication.
     
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    Then rinse and repeat :p Google say "Don't be evil" and they own YT, so it would go against their ethics.

    Did you ever see the film "Middle Men" its the true story about the explosion of the porn business... I got a warning off HideMyAss for seeding it (some useless info for ye)

    hahahha my thoughts also!! I was like "who the fuck needs 20mins??"

    You boys were asking how much would cost to host, well I was only pricing up CDN's tonight and if I was paying for it tomorrow (in theory) then it would cost me -

    $70 per 1TB (working off MaxCDN prices) which are reasonably cheap. That means if YouPorn is pushing 28 Peta Bytes of data then it would cost us -
    $70 x 28,000 = $1.96million per month in bandwidth
     
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    I think ethics play little in modern business, its money that talks. I'm sure at some point Google considered the idea, its a pretty large niche to avoid without a good reason. For example, they dont have to operate under Google's brand, they can open a subsidiary with different name and use Youtube servers as a service.
     
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    $70 for a TB is a rip off, I use about 3TB a month on shared hosting and it only costs me $11.And host gator never complained to me or terminated my account.
     
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    I agree totally with you, as an adult webmaster myself I would certainly pounce on it, but sometimes billionaires out there (like that douche zuckerberg) get all high and mighty about themselves and try and buy their way into heaven or something.

    Just giving you the going rate for a content delivery network, its the only way you can move that much data around... if they were moving data in your situation then it would simply bottle neck, they need their content housed all around the globe (which is pretty shit cool in all fairness).
     
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    Awesome thread I always wanted to know how big is the porn industry some news reports states the percentage well beyond 30 I never know that russian mafia owns the biggest share in porn industry.
     
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    I see what they did there.
     
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    LOLs @ the bandwidth logic. There's 250 million cars in the US, and the average vehicle gas tank is 15 gallons, so the US must use 3.75 billion gallons of gas a day too.
     
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    Storing that much data on one server or in just one DC location is asking for way too much trouble. The only sane way to do it, is with a CDN, even if it is one you build yourself.

    I know for a fact that one of the main sites listed in the article, is using one of the top CDN networks. Was actually quite surprised when I did a packet capture and a network trace for a client. As the terms of the CDN state that they don't do porn (at least they did at the time).

    It just hit me: maybe the CDN is the one who owns the site (at arms length) ;) . Interesting way to utilise unused capacity and still generate an income/profit.
     
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    Shit... 4000 pages each second, that is 240000 each minute!!! Anyway thanks for share this!