Ever what software it takes to run one of the largest and most used websites on the globe?? Facebook handles almost half a billion users and the required work to keep the website up and running is tremendous.

Engineers at Facebook primarily focus on maintaining what they already have, but they had to start somewhere.? If you’ve ever wondered how they handle so many photos, comments, pages and advertisements, you can’t miss this article.

Facebook loves open source and its no surprise why.? Many companies in the industry today are promoting open source projects and software and are further integrating it into their current business model.

Check out what Facebook is using to keep the site running.