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This is a guest post by Johann Schleier-Smith, CTO & co-founder, Tagged.

Five snapshots on how Tagged scaled to more than 1,000 servers

Since 2004, Tagged has grown from a tiny social experiment to one of the largest social networks, delivering five billion pages per month to many millions of members who visit to meet and socialize with new people. One step at a time, this evolution forced us to evolve our architecture, eventually arriving at an enormously capable platform.

V1: PHP webapp, 100k users, 15 servers, 2004

Tagged was born in the rapid-prototyping culture of an incubator that usually launched two new concepts each year in search of the big winner...

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