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NetHosting’s most recent case study examines the system and features of social news site Reddit.

Orem, UT NetHosting, a Cloud, Dedicated, VPS, and Virtual Hosting service provider since 1994, released a case study this week about the popular social news site, Reddit.

Reddit began in 2005 when two recent graduates of the University of Virginia (Steve Huffman and Alexis Ohanian) created a website that would allow users to submit and vote on links to social news content. The fresh-off-the-press case study examines the features available to users, including the ability to view specifically categorized content, pay for an ad-less version of the site, and make comments through a comment and messaging system, as well as Reddit’s hosting system and infrastructure.

In the website’s beginnings, Reddit received $100,000 from angel investors, was acquired for a short time by Condé Nast Publications, and has now become the most visited social news site on the Internet.

“Hundreds of thousands of people visit Reddit every day and handling that kind of traffic requires a dynamic hosting solution,” affirmed Lane Livingston, NetHosting CEO. “Reddit’s use of the cloud shows how cloud hosting is an excellent solution for all sorts of websites. It’s dynamic and can adjust resources depending on the processing power required to get the job done.”

Aside from social news sites like Reddit and Digg, NetHosting has also published case studies on Wikipedia, Hulu, Foursquare, and more.