The Online Porn Industry Shows What Perl and PHP Can Do

By HTMLGoodies Staff

For years the online porn industry has been pioneers in emerging internet technology. That said, the secret to their success has largely been their use of proven, scalable technology--and not using the latest and greatest thing to come out, simply because it's there.

With 12% of all of the sites on the web being related to the adult industry, the online porn business is booming, bringing in almost $5 billion dollars a year annually. Most porn sites run on a tight budget, almost exclusively using open source software. Here are some tips from administrators of those sites that may help your own site prosper.

  1. Use open source
  2. Stick with proven technology, such as Perl and PHP
  3. Cache, cache, cache
  4. Effective database design is imperative
  5. Security is always a priority
While these are tips from the online adult industry, they apply to any website. A good, scalable design is important to your site's success, and keeps your visitors coming back--and that's something we all want.

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