The AOL homepages receive more than 8 million visitors per day. That’s more daily viewers than Good Morning America or the Today Show on television. Over a billion page views are served each month. AOL.com has been a major internet destination since 1996 and still has a strong following of loyal users.
The architecture for AOL.com is in its 5th generation. It has essentially been rebuilt from scratch 5 times over two decades. The current architecture was designed 6 years ago. Pieces have been upgraded and new components have been added along the way, but the overall design remains largely intact. The code, tools, development, and deployment processes are highly tuned over 6 years of continual improvement, making the AOL.com architecture battle-tested and very stable.