Internet Archive stores its 10,000,000,000,000,000th byte
How much storage space do you have on your hosting account? I’d be willing to bet that a majority of the people reading this have had to upgrade their account at some point or another, to accommodate more files being stored on their server. However, I’d also be willing to bet that you don’t use anything close to what the Internet Archive does.
So just how much space is used up by Archive.org? Last week the group announced that they had archived their 10,000,000,000,000,000th byte. To put that in terms that you might better understand, that’s ten Petabytes, or a million gigabytes.
What exactly do they do with all of that information? Think of Archive.org as a library for the internet. You can search through movies, music, texts, and my favorite: Old versions of websites. Ever wondered what Clook’s own website looked like way back in 2002? The Internet Archive’s appropriately-named “Way Back Machine” can take you there. Isn’t it beautiful?