Just wanted to know what company does SO gets its hosting services from. The site is very responsive and fast. I would like to get my hosting done in the same place. Thanks

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    Usually companies this big have their own servers, wouldn't you say? Commented May 11, 2012 at 17:08
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    AFAIK they're renting their own server racks in several data centers, but the speed of the site is down to much more important factors than the hosting location. It's in the whole thing's architecture and design - and a team that is obsessively working on optimizing both all the time.
    – Pekka
    Commented May 11, 2012 at 17:09

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Their host is PEER 1, visible on the footer of every page:

But it's not just the hosting service that makes Stack Overflow fast. That's a feature to the developers, and they work hard to ensure that the site is responsive.

Also see the canonical Which tools and technologies are used to build the Stack Exchange Network?

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    omg..I cant believe I missed that
    – Luke101
    Commented May 11, 2012 at 17:12

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