Live Journal’s Back End

LiveJournal has been in the news recently for being purchased by the makers of Movable Type. Not being very knowledgable about LiveJournal, I was browsing around and found this description of the server architecture they use. It’s a set of slides that describe how they grew from one server to many. Although terse, it was fascinating to see how they evolved to the state they are at now, and as a result I’m more aware of the kind of issues that a growing website might face. A lot of interesting technology to investigate later, I think!