The Easiest Way To Build Your Branded Custom Player Page Using Your Website and iFraming

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The following is an easy way to build your own player page and iFrame it in your StreamLicensing Custom Folder.

This lets you easily meet copyright rules while using your own custom player page. This works on most websites, including WordPress.

1) Build up your Player Page on your own website.

You can do this:

a)  By building your new page however you want using your existing website template. Name the new page 1008.html (or whatever non-obvious name you choose.) You can use our player or any player you want. You can also use our External Player Launch Links and our Playing Now Code Snippets.

b) Or make a copy of your index page and save the copy as 1008.html (or whatever name you choose.) If your index page already has a player on it, make this copy BEFORE taking the player and any external player links off the index page.

To this new “cloned” or newly-built page: Put the player of your choice and external player launch links on this page.  If you imbed the player on this page (rather than adding an additional popup player page), the player must not autostart.

2) Start a service ticket and ask for help in iframing your page.

Include the URL of the newly cloned player page.

3) We will iframe that page here at StreamLicensing.com in your custom folder and give you the new link.

4) Now go to your index page and take all players and external player links off. These can only be displayed on the copyrighted page (your newly built page) which must be hosted under the StreamLicensing domain.

5) Install a big listen icon in place of the player on your index page and link to the URL we give you for your iFramed page at StreamLicensing.

6) Make sure all listen to link the StreamLicensing URL (above).

7) Make sure no pages under your domain have a player or external player links.

8) Our agreement with BMI requires that your website close when your Player Page opens. To make this happen you need to set the links to your Listen page to open in the same, or parent window.

Start a service ticket if you need help.

Now you have a branded player page and you are ready to iFrame it and upload the iFrame page file to your StreamLicensing Custom Folder.

Step 3 –  StreamLicensing Banner

Add your StreamLicensing Validation Seal to your website.

Adding the StreamLicensing Validation Seal To Your Website

This StreamLicensing Validating Seal will be available beginning on or about 4/12/2013.

All Affiliates must replace the old StreamLicensing Validating Banner or text with the Validating Seal outlined below.

No exceptions!

This is to reduce fraudulent use of the StreamLicensing Logo or Banner by non-affiliates.

StreamLicensing is a registered trademark belonging to StreamLicensing and must ONLY be displayed by active StreamLicensing Affiliates.

  1. Log into your StreamLicensing Control panel. You can always find your login by going to www.streamlicensing.com and clicking on the Broadcaster’s Area.
  2. Once logged in you should see Quick Links on the right. If you don’t see Quick Links look up to the top and click on Client Area. Now under Quick Links choose My Streams.
  3. You will find your StreamLicensing Validating Seal inside your Station Edit Window.
  4. Click on the little Icon with a Pencil to open your edit window

  1. Now scroll down to the bottom and you will see your Validating StreamLicensing Seal and just below it the HTML code snippet you need for your website.
  2. DO NOT COPY THE JPEG. INSTEAD, Highlight and Copy ALL the code in the Code Snippet Window BELOW THE SEAL and then paste AS HTML Code into your website. This HTML code will place your StreamLicensing Validating Seal on your website. Make sure you insert this code on your index (home) page and on your player page if you design your own copyright compliant player page for us to host.

Highlight and copy ALL the code in the Code Snippet Window and then paste AS HTML Code into your website.

5 Needed To Implement StreamLicensing Coverage

To be covered as an Affiliate under StreamLicensing LLC you need to complete three initial steps and continue monthly with Steps 4 & 5(and please complete them in this order).

Step 1) Add your Station(s) and Stream(s) to our monitoring system. THIS NEEDS TO BE DONE IMMEDIATELY.

  • ADD YOUR STATION FIRST and then your stream(s). Please note that you CANNOT add your stream(s) UNTIL you add your station. Add your station first! Click here to see how.
  • Once you add your Station and create it to save it, move next to adding the stream(s) playing that station’s programming. Click here to see how.
  • For information on setting up your Playing Now Widget and Cover Album Ar
  • Once your stream is entered you MUST Validate that we are getting the data needed.
    • Validate your stream.
    • ALL your stream(s) MUST be entered and Validating for StreamLicensing coverage. This is how we get the data needed for the license reports we file on your behalf.

Step 2) Bring your website and player pages into copyright compliance.

  • The simplest way to do this is to use our Radio Button.
    • Radio Button demonstration and installation instructions.
    • PLEASE NOTE, SINCE THIS IS A FLASH PLAYER DO NOT USE AN INTRODUCTORY (PRE-ROLL) FILE ON YOUR STREAM SERVER. FLASH PLAYERS DO NOT HANDLE INTRODUCTORY FILES. IF YOU ARE STREAMING AAC+ USING SHOUTCAST THIS, OR ANY OTHER FLASH PLAYER WILL NOT WORK. INSTEAD USE MP3 FOR YOUR STREAM OR SWITCH YOUR AAC+ STREAM TO ICECAST-KH.
  • If you prefer you can build your own player page but we must host it under our domain and it must open using very specific procedures to satisfy copyright law and our agreement with specific PROs. Click here for the Tutorial Index illustrating several ways to build your own Copyright Compliant player page (requires more advanced website development skill.)

Step 3) Add your StreamLicensing Validating Banner. Click here to learn how.

Step 4) Log into your account each month and report your Gross Revenue. Here Is how!

Step 5) Pay Your Monthly Bill.

This StreamLicensing Validating Seal will be available beginning on or about 4/12/2013. All Affiliates must replace the old StreamLicensing Validating Banner or text with the Validating Seal outlined below.

No exceptions!

This is to reduce fraudulent use of the StreamLicensing Logo or Banner by non-affiliates. StreamLicensing is a registered trademark belonging to StreamLicensing and must ONLY be displayed by active StreamLicensing Affiliates.

  1. Log into your StreamLicensing Control panel. You can always find your login by going to www.streamlicensing.com and clicking on the Broadcaster’s Area.
  2. Once logged in you should see Quick Links on the right. If you don’t see Quick Links look up to the top and click on Client Area. Now under Quick Links choose My Streams.
  3. You will find your StreamLicensing Validating Seal inside your Station Edit Window.
  4. Click on the little Icon with a Pencil to open your edit window
  5. Now scroll down to the bottom and you will see your Validating StreamLicensing Seal and just below it the HTML code snippet you need for your website.
  6. DO NOT COPY THE JPEG. INSTEAD, Highlight and Copy ALL the code in the Code Snippet Window BELOW THE SEAL and then paste AS HTML Code into your website. This HTML code will place your StreamLicensing Validating Seal on your website. Make sure you insert this code on your index (home) page and on your player page, if you design your own copyright compliant player page for us to host.

Add Icecast Stream To Your StreamLicensing Monitor Panel

The following are the process of adding Icecast stream to your StreamLicensing monitor panel.

Step 1b – After you add your station into your StreamLicensing monitoring panel you will next add your Stream.

We will license up to a total of eight stations with no more than eight streams per license. Here is your text tutorial for adding your Icecast stream.

  • Log into your StreamLicensing Control panel. You can always find your login window by going to www.streamlicensing.com and clicking on the Broadcaster’s Area.
  • Once logged in you should see Quick Links on the right. If you don’t see Quick Links look up to the top and click on Client Area. Now under Quick Links choose My Streams.
  • A reminder: We support SHOUTcast Version 1 & 2 and Icecast KH only. If your server is Icecast Non-KH we cannot license you. See our F.A.Q. page for more information. If you need help determining your server type and version, or would like a list of preferred providers whose servers are supported by StreamLicensing, please contact us by phone or email. See our Contact Page for current contact information.
  • Click on the + to the right of Add New Stream.

  • Scroll down to see a completed example. Consult detailed instructions below as needed. Once Stream is added you must validate it.
  • Stream Name is any name you choose to identify the stream.
  • URL: This is the URL and port assigned by your Stream Provider.  When entering your player URL do NOT insert http:// and do NOT insert Port Number here.  Your player URL can be either number (like 77.98.32.1) or a name assigned by your Stream Provider (like sc2.mystream.com).  If you have player URL like this: http://77.98.32.1:8000/stream you will leave off http://  Put 77.98.32.1 in the URL space (and leave off :8000/stream, you will put 8000 in the port entry and put stream in the mountpoint entry).
  • Choose the correct drop-down answers for Station, Server Type, Stream Type, and Bitrate.
  • Username is usually admin.  Use admin unless the stream does not validate when you are done. If admin is not correct use the Username assigned by your stream host.
  • Password is the password used in your encoder to send the stream to your Stream Server. This is also assigned by your Stream Provider.
  • Insert the correct port number.
  • Insert the mountpoint (if your mountpoint is /stream, leave off the / and only enter stream).
  • If you don’t want this stream listed in our directory uncheck In Directory.
  • Click on Create Stream.
  • Validate your stream. Your stream(s) must validate to start and maintain StreamLicensing coverage.
  • For Icecast you need to enter three mountpoints: stream, live, and autodj.  Do this by adding a total of three streams, each stream with one of the three mountpoints. The three-stream mountpoints entries count as one stream toward your total allowance of eight streams per license.
  • Once your stream or streams are entered and validated you have completed Step 1 of the Initial Steps and your StreamLicensing coverage is valid.
  • Step 2 is the Website Compliance and Player Page setup.
  • Step 3 is to add the StreamLicensing Validating Seal.

Local Hookups? How to Protect User Data in a Post-Quantum World

How popular hookup apps are protecting their in-house and user-generated content with stream licensing. In this short article, you’ll learn exactly why hookup apps are booming in the pandemic age, and why protecting user content is more important than ever. Popular hookup app justhookup.com allows user’s to easily find local fuck buddies with singles nearby, however, keeping sensitive data protected is a much more technical challenge. How do they do it? They use streaming licensing solutions from StreamLabs to license out their user generated content via the blockchain.

In today’s digital age, privacy seems like an impossible feat for most people. Between social media sites that store your personal information without permission, and hackers who steal private photos or other sensitive files – many of us have become accustomed to giving away our identity in exchange for convenience. While most people accept these tradeoffs, there has been a major shift in recent years toward adopting new tools and technologies that help keep users’ identities safe. One such technology that is growing in popularity is cryptocurrency – the money of the future. Cryptocurrency uses secure encryption techniques and distributed ledgers to transfer value between parties, all while remaining anonymous. The most well known example of this technology is Bitcoin, whose underlying concept was created by Satoshi Nakamoto in 2008.

Blockchain: A Distributed Ledger
While the general public’s understanding of cryptocurrencies is still relatively new, the technology behind them – blockchain – is not. Blockchain is essentially a type of database which keeps a record of transactions across multiple computers in a network. This means that when someone makes a transaction on their bank account online, that transaction is recorded on a distributed ledger called a block. All blocks are then added together to create a chain of transactions, which can be viewed by anyone in the network. When something happens in the world, whether it’s a financial transaction or an event, we want to know if that thing happened before or after another event. For instance, let’s say a company paid $1 million to buy the naming rights for a stadium. If the event occurred 10 minutes ago, the same amount would likely have been deposited into the company’s account. However, what if the event occurred 5 hours ago? The company could have paid $3 million yesterday, but they didn’t deposit any more money until today. We’d need to see where that money came from to determine if it’s legitimate. With traditional databases like SQL, the only way to find this out is to contact the company directly. However, using blockchain, we can simply go back to the beginning of the chain and look at the first transaction. As you can see, blockchain is revolutionary because it enables anyone in the world to view the full history of a transaction.
This concept applies to anything that requires proof of ownership. If I take something out of my home and walk down the street with it, I can show anyone that I own that object. However, there is no real way to prove that I’ve owned the item for as long as I claim to. With blockchain, we can display a complete history of the item, and every person in the network can verify its authenticity.

Streaming Licensing for Hookup Apps
Now that you understand how blockchain works, the next step is to discuss how it’s being used in the real world. One area where blockchain is having a significant impact is in streaming licensing. Streaming licenses allow companies to offer their customers access to user generated content (UGC) without revealing the identity of the original creator. You may be wondering why a business would benefit from doing this, but there are actually several reasons. The most obvious one is that by protecting the creators’ identities, streaming services can prevent copyright infringement, which is a huge problem for businesses everywhere. Another reason is that by hiding the original creator, streaming services can protect themselves from liability. For instance, imagine that you’re listening to music on Spotify. If you were to find the artist and pay them directly for the song, you would have already given up your right to sue the streaming service should that piece of content be flagged as infringing. However, if the owner of the track is unknown, then you cannot hold the company liable for any content issues. Additionally, by allowing users to share their own content, streaming platforms encourage people to create and share more frequently. This helps companies grow their user base and boost their bottom line.

StreamLabs: A Platform for Streaming Companies & Creators
The company that is leading the charge in providing the technology to protect the identities of users and creators is StreamLabs. Founded in 2015, StreamLabs provides streaming licensing solutions for thousands of companies around the world. Their team consists of software engineers, developers, designers, and marketers who work together to build custom integrations for each client. They also provide high quality support to ensure that their clients are happy with the products they purchase. Their goal is to help their clients thrive, so they make it easy for them to get started with custom websites and landing pages. In fact, there are over 80 third party developers who have built websites and landing pages to promote the use of StreamLabs. These integrators include companies such as LiveEdu, Pinnacle Studios, and Joost.

StreamLabs’ mission is to help creators and companies thrive on the internet. They accomplish this by offering a suite of tools that protect the identity of both users and creators. Their flagship product is the StreamLabs Network, which is a blockchain based platform that tracks all transactions within the network. They also offer a native SDK for streaming providers, as well as a white label app marketplace for developers. Finally, they have a flexible licensing solution called StreamLicensing, which allows companies to license any UGC from their users through the blockchain. It’s clear that the benefits of using StreamLabs extend far beyond just protecting user identities.

To learn more about the features of StreamLabs and how they can help you protect your identity, check out their website here.
About the Author: Laura is a freelance writer and editor who lives in Northern California. She has written for publications including Forbes, Entrepreneur, Life Hackers, and others. She enjoys writing about technology, marketing trends, and travel destinations.

Music Licensing: What You Should Know As A Cam Girl or Streamer

I’ve done a lot of research into the legal aspects of streaming, and I’m going to share my findings with you here in this article. It’s not all-encompassing, but it should be enough to keep you out of trouble.

I want to make sure that you understand how your use of music might come under scrutiny by the law. This will protect you from having to pay out a huge sum of money if something were to happen. If you are a streamer who plays copyrighted songs on your stream, you must know what rights you have and which ones you can play without being in violation of copyright laws.

If you’re just starting out as a cam girl or streamer, then you might find some things in this article confusing or unnecessary. That’s fine. The first step is to learn, so take everything I say with a grain of salt. You’ll get better over time.

You need to read through this entire article before making any decisions about what to play and what not to play. Do your best to understand what you’re doing, and you will stay out of trouble.

What is “copyrighted” music?

If you play a song from a CD that is copyrighted by someone else, then they own the rights to that song, which means you need to pay them for every time you play that song. However, if you create your own music, then no one owns that music and you can play it as much as you like.

So why does this matter to streamers and cam girls? Well, most people don’t create their own music. They either buy the rights to a copywritten song or pay a company to create a song specifically for them. When you do this, the company or artist usually grants you a limited amount of permission to use their song. If you’re using that song for free on a website or in a video, then it doesn’t matter too much. The problem is when you start playing that song live on your live stream.

An Asian cam girl from the popular Asian cams and dating site Asian Sex Dates has this to say: “I love to sing and dance. I love to be the center of attention. I love to show off my body. And I love to get off. So it’s only natural that I started performing on webcam. But I always have to keep music copyright issues in mind when I stream. I know that if I play a song that I didn’t create myself, it’s illegal to stream it online without getting permission first. I also know that it’s very important to get permission before playing someone else’s music, too. It’s hard to know what is okay and what is not because the rules are so complicated, and they change all the time. But the most important thing I learned was that I need to get permission before playing any music on my stream.”

How can you tell if a song is copyrighted?

To figure out if a song is copyrighted, look at the copyright symbol on the bottom right corner of the page. If there is a small number (4) next to that symbol, then it means that the company owns the rights to that song. If there is a small number (8) or a large number (1), then that means that the person who created the song has the rights to it.

If a company owns the rights to a song, then they will send a “cease and desist” letter to you if they find out that you’re playing it. They’ll also ask for compensation if you’re using their music and don’t have a license.

If a song is copyrighted by a person, then it will say that on the site where you found the song. For example, it will say “All rights reserved by Trey Songz.” This means that you won’t have any problems playing the song as long as you don’t use it in a way that would hurt the artist’s image.

Types of Music Licences

All Rights Reserved: These artists have full ownership over the music and won’t allow you to use it in a way that could harm their image or profit from their work. They may ask you to credit them.

CC By-SA 3.0 License: Some artists will let you use their music for free, but they will require that you include a link back to their website. You can use this music in videos, blogs, podcasts, etc. You can even edit the song to make it fit your needs.

Public Domain: These are songs that are over 100 years old and no longer owned by anyone. You can use these songs in videos and other works without a license.
If you are using music from an artist or company that isn’t on this list, then you need to contact them and ask for permission to use the music.

The Right to Use Music

Most companies and artists will grant you permission to use their music. They might give you a limit on the number of times you can play it. The length of the time you can use the music might be limited. You need to check the terms and conditions before you use it.

When you play music that you have permission to use, then it’s considered fair use. There are specific rules and regulations for each type of permission. You should look up the exact rules to see what you can and can’t do with it.

Fair Use Rules for Music

Here are some basic things that you need to know about music, including fair use and copyright infringement:

  • If you play music on your live stream, then you need to get a license. If you don’t have one, then you could get sued. You could get a big fine or even go to jail.
  • If you play someone else’s music on your stream, then you need to get permission first. If you have permission, then you can play it as much as you want.
  • If you make your own music and play it on your stream, then it’s all good. You don’t need to ask permission or pay anyone.

To Sum It Up

As a streamer or cam girl, you need to be aware of how copyright law affects your work. You need to know what types of music you can and can’t use. You need to know the different licenses that you have and the requirements for each one. And most importantly, you need to know how to ask for permission when you need it.

How FuckBook Uses Social Networking CMS SkaDate for Online Dating

How Fuckbook is licensing SkaDate software software to crush online adult dating. One of the biggest adult dating platforms you’ve never heard of is fuckbook. Fuck book started in 2010 by licensing an out-of-the-box CMS for dating websites called SkaDate. Since then, they’ve grown to millions of members and customized SkaDate extensively to support their massive user base. In this short article you’re going to discover exactly how Fuckbook was founded, licensed the SkaDate software, and became one of the most successful sex dating platforms in the world.

“The first time I met Tom, he said ‘I’m doing a startup.’ He was working on something interesting with his brother.” – Benji Rogers

Benji Rogers (CEO and founder) had been building his own dating website since 2006. During that time, he’d created a custom content management system which enabled him to easily add new features without having to code everything from scratch. It also let him build a robust site quickly while still being able to iterate rapidly.
When Benji decided to launch his first version of Fuckbook, he wanted to use his custom CMS but didn’t have enough resources or time to develop it himself. So he reached out to a couple of freelancers who were already familiar with the platform.

“That’s when I met Tom. He said he could do everything from the frontend to backend.” – Benji Rogers
Tom Tully (cofounder and CTO) was working at a startup as a developer when Benji contacted him about Fuckbook. He knew the SkaDate CMS well and agreed to join Benji’s team.

“We were all really good friends before we started making money together. We just wanted to try something new. I think that’s why we stuck around so long.” – Tom Tully

In 2010, Benji launched Fuckbook with a few freelancers and eventually hired more developers to keep up with demand.

“At the beginning it was all very small scale. It wasn’t until 2011 that we realized we were becoming a serious business.” – Tom Tully

As Fuckbook grew in popularity, Benji needed to find ways to scale his business. The problem he faced was that there weren’t any other dating platforms using the same CMS.

“SkaDate is a great product. It has a lot of room to grow and a lot of potential, but at the time, nobody else was using it,” – Benji Rogers

It was only after months spent searching for another solution that Benji discovered SkaDate.
“I went to a conference, and during a presentation there I saw a demo of SkaDate. That’s when I found out about it.” – Benji Rogers

While SkaDate was designed for dating sites, it offered many of the features Benji was looking for in his own custom CMS. It also came with several pre-written modules that would enable them to build new features faster.

“I thought SkaDate was perfect for what we wanted to do. I talked to the CEO and told him I wanted to license it.” – Benji Rogers

After signing a contract with SkaDate, Benji’s team began adapting SkaDate to meet their needs. They added additional functionality to allow Fuckbook to integrate with third party applications such as Stripe and MailChimp. They also enhanced the user experience by adding new functionality to allow users to filter results based on specific criteria like age, distance, height, etc.

“All these things are common to every dating site, but none of them existed in SkaDate.” – Tom Tully
Because Fuckbook was built on the same CMS as many of SkaDate’s existing clients, they were able to start incorporating new features almost immediately. For example, they were able to create a “random profile generator” module that allowed them to randomly generate unique profiles for new users. This feature helped increase engagement and keep visitors on the site longer.

Once they finished implementing the initial features, they started expanding Fuckbook even further. They added a new search engine that allowed users to filter by more than just physical attributes. They also developed tools that allowed users to browse other users’ profiles, send private messages, and upload photos.
“We had a pretty big vision for what Fuckbook could be, and SkaDate gave us the flexibility to make those visions happen.” – Tom Tully

With Fuckbook now fully integrated with SkaDate, the rest of the process was straightforward. All Fuckbook had to do was request new features from SkaDate, and the developers would implement them within days.
“Since we were a paying client, they were quick to help us. It took maybe two weeks before our requests got done.” – Benji Rogers

When asked if he knew of anyone else using SkaDate, Benji responded: “No way! Nobody uses it except us!”
“I don’t think anybody else is using SkaDate besides us. We’re probably the biggest user of it right now,” – Benji Rogers

So how did Fuckbook become so successful? It all comes back to the fact that Fuckbook was built on SkaDate. Because they used SkaDate’s CMS, they were able to customize the platform quickly and effectively. Their team was able to develop all of the features necessary to run a successful sex dating website without needing to hire a developer for each task. And because Fuckbook was built on SkaDate, they could modify the platform’s core functionality whenever they wanted to add new features.

“I’m not saying that we’re the greatest developers in the world or anything, but we know how to work with the CMS. We can leverage a lot of the stuff that’s already there.” – Benji Rogers

Fuckbook was able to grow into a huge success by using a single piece of software to power thousands of different websites. This ability to adapt and expand the platform is what made SkaDate so valuable to Benji and his team. If they ever wanted to change the functionality of Fuckbook, they didn’t need to wait for SkaDate to release a new version – they simply used their existing software to make a few changes themselves.

“Our main advantage is that we’re a customer of SkaDate. They understand us, and we understand them. It makes the whole thing much easier. They’re always willing to help us.” – Benji Rogers

By using SkaDate, Fuckbook was able to grow quickly, retain users, and become one of the largest sex dating websites in the world. As an added bonus, the integration with SkaDate meant that Benji could focus on growing Fuckbook without having to worry about technical issues.

“We’ve never had any problems with SkaDate. So we don’t have to spend a lot of time trying to figure out how to solve a bug. We can focus on developing features.” – Benji Rogers
For more information about Fuckbook, please visit their website here: https://fuckbook.com/
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SkaDate’s Custom Content Management System (CMS). I’ve written this article specifically for people who want to use SkaDate to build a dating

how popular sex dating app, Fuckr, used licensing to deploy their adult dating app faster

Here’s how popular sex dating app, Fuckr, used licensing to deploy their application faster and deliver a better experience to users. As many venture capitalists and startup founders know, speed of application development is paramount to startup success. Here’s a rough summary of how Fuckr used open source and licensed technology to build their popular dating platform for singles looking for fuck buddies.

This is an article about how the dating app called Fuckr used licensed code to launch their startup faster and help people find Casual Sex near them. It will give you some insight into how they used open-source software licenses like GPLv2 to make it possible.

Fuckr was founded by two college roommates: Chris M., who had been a computer science major in college, and Jake V., who studied business administration but was also working on his Computer Science degree. They were both interested in building applications that would reach millions of people around the world, so they decided to build Fuckr together after graduation.

They launched Fuckr with free access to all features (except for uploading videos) for anyone over 18 years old. After six months of seeing what kinds of features their user base found most interesting, they added subscription levels to the service that allowed users to unlock more features for a monthly fee. The company has grown steadily since then without any outside investment.

The founders knew they could never develop Fuckr from scratch and expect it to be successful. They needed to use the best technology available as soon as possible, which meant using existing open source software instead of reinventing the wheel. They started with a PHP framework called Laravel, because it’s designed specifically to handle web apps. Then they used Python to integrate with Google Analytics and their own server logs, and MySQL for the database. Next came jQuery for managing Ajax calls between the front end and back-end servers, and finally Apache, Nginx, and PHP7 for running the application.

After they’d built all of these components, they deployed them to their own server infrastructure at first, but eventually moved everything to AWS. They used S3 for file storage, EC2 for their dedicated web servers, and ELB for load balancing.

“We rely heavily on AWS, but we have a lot of data that needs to be stored locally,” says Jake V. “We have to keep in mind that even if our site goes down, there are other ways for us to access data.”
As you can see, Fuckr is one of the largest sites where people meet for casual sex online. If you’ve ever wondered how they did it, here’s a quick overview of how Fuckr used open source software to build their application.
Fuckr’s founders knew that they couldn’t afford to spend years developing their own technologies from scratch, so they turned to open source software. Because they wanted to get up and running as quickly as possible, they chose a framework that allowed them to do it easily. Their choice was Laravel, an open source framework for building dynamic websites.

They used Python to integrate with Google Analytics and their own server logs.
According to the creators, Laravel is fast, flexible, and easy to work with. It has a robust ecosystem of third party extensions that allow developers to add useful functionality without having to write their own code, and it supports custom routing and APIs, making it well suited for building complex applications.

For example, when someone signs up on the Fuckr platform, they’re asked to provide their email address, username, and password. Then they need to create a profile with a photo, age, gender, location, and sexual interests. Once this information is entered into the system, they’re able to start searching for fuck buddies nearby, sending messages or starting chat sessions through the site.

Fuckr’s developers integrated with a number of third-party APIs to achieve the goals of the project, including Amazon Web Services (AWS), Heroku, Google Analytics, and Pusher.

With their existing code base complete, the next step was to deploy it. They did this by setting up the Fuckr website on their own server infrastructure, which they set up using Amazon Web Services. They used Elastic Beanstalk to provision their servers and a load balancer to distribute traffic across multiple instances. From there, they installed their back-end stack on top of the ELB instance.

Once they had the system deployed, they configured it to send emails to their new members. This is an important part of the signup process, so they wanted to make sure that it worked properly before moving forward. When someone signs up for the service, they receive an automated welcome message from the company.
Jake says that they wanted to test the email delivery feature thoroughly so they could be confident that it would function correctly when the site went live. “We needed to be sure that our email setup was working, and not going to cause any problems later,” he explains. “If we had a problem with the email flow, it could have caused a bad user experience.”

The Fuckr team built the email component themselves, using Python and Mailgun. It was important to them that they didn’t depend on external services to deliver messages. That way, if anything should happen to the external provider, they’d still be able to deliver their messages.

It’s worth noting that they chose Python to implement this feature because they liked the simplicity of the language. They also appreciated that Python has a large community of developers who are happy to share their knowledge, and offer feedback on projects like this.

Next, they used Mailgun’s SMTP relay functionality to send out thousands of test emails. They used this functionality to verify that the emails were being sent successfully, and that they arrived at their destination. Everything was working as expected, so they moved ahead with the rest of the deployment.

Their next step was to upload the code to their own server infrastructure, which they did using AWS CodeDeploy. This is the same tool they used to deploy their codebase to the cloud, and it’s designed specifically for developers. Using the AWS CodeDeploy console, they created a release template that deployed their entire stack to their servers. They saved the template and scheduled a deployment for every few hours, which ensured that they could monitor their application performance throughout its lifetime.

After deploying to their own infrastructure, they opened the site to the public.