Alright, you know what you are here for: proof that your own, ahem, habits are the norm, and not the exception. Good news, you are not alone. In fact, you are surrounded.

YouPorn, the second largest porn site, gave up a load of information to ExtremeTech concerning its backend, and how many people it services. If you are into such things as server load bearing and the like, their two part series on the stack behind the flash is well worth your time.

However, in this quick post we want to share a few of the finer details that ExtremeTech was fed. These are, just so you know, utterly sterile and safe for work. Fear no one peering over your shoulder. Let’s go:

  • YouPorn has over 100 terabytes of porn on its server.
  • The site delivers over 100 million page views each day.
  • That amounts to almost a petabyte of a data transfered each day.
  • When people are exceptionally busy on the site, it can deliver 4,000 pages a second. ExtremeTech calculates that that adds up to 800Gbps, or 100 gigabytes per second.
  • Here’s the kicker: that’s about 2% of the Internet’s total traffic.

Thus, the second largest porn site in the world, at peak, is 2% of the Internet. Happily, or not if you are anti-porn, the technology that supports YouPorn has the capability to handle twice the load of what it currently delivers. That’s a lot of porn.

You can start singing the song now.