Solved

Where are archive.org's servers?

Posted on 2011-09-14
3
328 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-19
Where are archive.org's servers? Who hosts them and where?
0
Comment
Question by:ADFB
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 95

Expert Comment

by:Lee W, MVP
ID: 36537490
Why must someone host them?  I've seen stories on them and the last I heard, they had their own datacenters.  Any reason you need this info?  Just curious...
0
 

Author Comment

by:ADFB
ID: 36537998
I expected that they might be hosted for free by Amazon or Yahoo! or someone. SO I'd like to know whether that is the case, or whether they have their own datacenters, and where their servers are.

Because I want to download a lot of their files and I can do it from different places, so I want to know where they are so I can use the closest one.
0
 
LVL 95

Accepted Solution

by:
Lee W, MVP earned 500 total points
ID: 36539302
With a simple google search of "archive.org" the second link is the wikipedia page, which states (first two paragraphs, highlights by me):

The Internet Archive is a non-profit digital library with the stated mission of "universal access to all knowledge".[2][3] It offers permanent storage and access to collections of digitized materials, including websites, music, moving images, and nearly 3 million public domain books. The Internet Archive was founded by Brewster Kahle in 1996. It is a member of the IIPC (International Internet Preservation Consortium).[4]

With offices located in San Francisco, California, USA, and data centers in San Francisco, Redwood City, and Mountain View, California, USA, the Archive's largest collection is its web archive, "snapshots of the World Wide Web". To ensure the stability and endurance of the Internet Archive, its collection is mirrored at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina in Egypt.[5]

0

Featured Post

Free camera licenses with purchase of My Cloud NAS

Milestone Arcus software is compatible with thousands of industry-leading cameras for added flexibility. Upon installation on your My Cloud NAS, you will receive two (2) camera licenses already enabled in the software. And for a limited time, get additional camera licenses FREE.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Although it can be difficult to imagine, someday your child will have a career of his or her own. He or she will likely start a family, buy a home and start having their own children. So, while being a kid is still extremely important, it’s also …
Any business that wants to seriously grow needs to keep the needs and desires of an international audience of their websites in mind. Making a website friendly to international users isn’t prohibitively expensive and can provide an incredible return…
This tutorial demonstrates how to identify and create boundary or building outlines in Google Maps. In this example, I outline the boundaries of an enclosed skatepark within a community park.  Login to your Google Account, then  Google for "Google M…
The Bounty Board allows you to request an article or video on any technical topic, or fulfill a bounty request to earn points. Watch this video to learn how to use the Bounty Board to get the content you want, earn points, and browse submitted bount…

910 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

21 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now