Fun statistics

Posted by on Mar 3, 2005 in Uncategorized | 13 Comments

Why does photobucket hickup once in a while? Possibly because of these stats, but we continue to tune, tweek, re-architect the site to better serve you.

– 2.5 million registered users
– 17,500 new users per day
– 250 million images served per day
– 7 million pageviews per day
– 250 million images stored (lots of terabytes)
– 1.3 million new images uploaded per day (30 per second at peak)
– 500,000 sites using photobucket pictures
– 54% female and 46% male


  1. Giselle Carbajal
    September 1, 2005

    Hey everything you said is right.

  2. RyanMetcalf
    April 21, 2005

    Surprised at the Male to Female ration, like everyone says, this is the internet, WHERE ARE ALL THE GIRLS?

  3. Patrick
    March 31, 2005

    Females are dominating photobucket!!!!! We males need to make a comeback! lol

  4. Mig
    March 23, 2005

    whao? more female users then males! rejoice!

  5. Brian
    March 10, 2005

    I’ve been using photobucket for a little over a year now for my message board sigs, and it is THE absolute god in pic hosting. keep up the great work!

  6. kario
    March 10, 2005

    Wow. Thats a crapload of people. It must cost a huge amount of mula to run photobucket…

  7. arachelle
    March 10, 2005

    amazing! photobucket is really famous yet best generous ^0^ all the best for you!

  8. Patrick
    March 7, 2005


  9. melissa
    March 6, 2005

    great stats – i havent noticed too many hiccups lately 🙂
    just noticed the changes to the HTML generator this morning. I was happy to see you added quotes to the code, but was a bit disappointed with the changes to the where the thumbnails link to – viewing the image within photobucket’s interface – they’re pretty much useless for those of us with password-protected photobuckets now 🙁
    any chance of it going back the way it was?
    — response: this is not the case, it just won’t let them ‘browse’ your ablum but they can see the pictures just fine.

  10. fatlilbug
    March 5, 2005

    Not sure this is the right place to ask, but as of this morning, Photobucket is adding the default hover tag “image hosted by” to my images. I already recommend photobucket to people often, and link to the main page from my livejournal so other people will use it. I also pay to use it.
    I can (and for now, will) just delete that tag, but it’s an extra few seconds I have to take on every image now, and I use photobucket a lot.. can you please not add that default tag to images hosted for paying subscribers? Or at least give them an option to turn it off?
    — response: I have removed these tags for paid accounts. Its just a way to give us credit for hosting your pics (if you are a free user)

  11. Aiya_keichi
    March 3, 2005

    😀 Great stats. I don’t mind Photobucket being down sometimes. It’s annoying but it happends right? I want to thank you for letting us upload our pictures so we can share our joy with our friends.
    Thanks for all the hard work you guys put into making photobucket safe and easy to use 😀

  12. EatChex89
    March 3, 2005

    those are some crazy stats!

  13. fatlilbug
    March 3, 2005

    Oh geez.. a cookie to whoever posted those stats to pre-empt the complaints of people who came to see why their images aren’t showing up again (at least for the half hour or so I’ve been refreshing them).If I didn’t like photobucket quite a bit I wouldn’t have registered to pay for it after using it for free for something like a year now.. I have my own hosted space for some pages I put up, with a fairly high bandwidth cap, but I like enough about photobucket to use it, and even pay for it, anyway. (Mainly for the convenience of uploading images, cataloguing them, resizing quickly if necessary, and finding them again fast when I want to use a number of them repeatedly on message boards, as well as having a host I expect to use indefinitely so my linked photos won’t break even if I switch webhosts, as long as I’m still on photobucket.) I hope these hiccups get cured or at least reduced :/ No offense but my webhost provider ( hasn’t hiccupped yet–at least while I’ve been on it–and if it’s the only way I can have reliable access to my photos, I’ll put up with the inconvenience of having to use a vanilla FTP connection to host my photos there.