Google to Host Some Wikimedia Projects?

    February 11, 2005

According to Wikimedia, Google has made a proposal to host some of the content of the Wikimedia projects.

The terms of the offer are currently being discussed by the board. The developer committee has been informed of some of the details via email. A private IRC meeting with Google is planned for March, 2005.

Please note that this agreement does not mean there is any requirement for us to include advertising on the site.

More details will be put here when the offer is allowed to be made public.

About Wikimedia Hosting

At present all DB’s, apaches and most Squids are hosted at the Florida data center used by ( and they are donating rack space and half of the bandwidth costs. From the start of the project until September(?) 2004 they paid for all bandwidth.

Lost Oasis ( in France is providing hosting and bandwidth for the European Squid cache service using chloe, bleuenn and ennael. The machines are installed in the Lost Oasis data center in Aubervilliers near Paris and serve France, the UK and Benelux.

See also Wikimedia Hosting Partners

Via Greg Linden and Slashdot

Olivier Duffez is an SEO consultant specialized on Google. Working on the Internet since 1997, he created in 2002 Web Rank Info, a free SEO resources French community (+13,000 members), and in 2003 his company Web Rank Expert. He created an online collaborative dictionary supported by and DMOZ.

He’s giving SEO conferences in ImiTiki’s seminars and wrote a book about Google and SEO in 2004. He’s also part of the developpment team of PR Weaver and Agent Web Ranking softwares.