Entertainment website offering thousands of pictures, videos, and games.
- Acquired for $400 in 2005. Rewrote the site in PHP.
- Heavily customized CMS with hand-coded admin interface.
- Generated over a million monthly unique visitors and 5 digit monthly profits at it’s peak.
Programs: Eclipse, Aptana, Photoshop.
What I learned: Gained experience handling tens of thousands of daily visitors and high server loads. Custom built caching systems that cut SQL calls by 90% and allowed sustainable growth without a complete rewrite. Handled a large advertising budget and social networking, as well as relationships with partner websites.