The simple image hosting website Imgur launched by Alan Schaaf in February of 2009 , allowing anyone to simply upload and get a direct link to an image, (Images on Imgur are not retained indefinitely and are deleted if not accessed once in a 6 month period) , has more than 3 million daily unique user per day and 2 Billion Page Views A Month. Due to the ever increasing success the site is sometimes struggling with bandwidth and server capacity.
sometimes displaying : Imgur is over capacity!
Sorry! We’re busy running around with our hair on fire because Imgur is over capacity! This can happen when the site is under very heavy load, or while we’re doing maintenance. Please try again in a few minutes.
Even though Imgur has approximately 2/3 of flickr (owned by Yahoo) reach, it has not so far grabbed any investments or was the subject of acquisition, maybe it was but the company refused either investors or acquisition.
here’s some stats to just give an idea the reach this site has:
Images Uploaded today: 1,829,745
Image Views today: 1,454,742,478
Bandwidth Used today: 177.55 TB
here’s the monthly stats: