March 7, 2012
Andrew Alsup, Site Director of Experts Exchange recently provided the following testimonial:
Experts Exchange is a technology help site. We’ve developed a patented Q&A system that makes finding solutions easier. People ask questions and experts from around the world provide reliable answers.
Since 2009, Experts Exchange has used FreeBSD as its operating system of choice for all external facing web servers and internal tools hosting.
About 3 years ago, Experts Exchange did extensive performance testing of our website on several flavors of Linux and UNIX, including FreeBSD 7. FreeBSD outperformed all other tested operating systems in both page load time metrics and Lucene search index performance testing. Since that time, we’ve migrated our developer, test and production servers to FreeBSD. We’ve also used FreeBSD jails to host our developer test servers and have come to rely on FreeBSD throughout our local office datacenter and our co-location datacenter stack.
Because of our investment in FreeBSD, we continue to have several system administrators working on FreeBSD enhancements to improve our production environment and their changes hopefully help other companies and users as well.
A big thank you to the FreeBSD community for your open, friendly attitude and how much you’ve contributed to the growth of Experts Exchange!