The closing of Geocities has been a call to action for some groups on the Internet. The content hosted on it is estimated between
Before the end, a look at the internals of the Geocities empire is warranted, especially due to storage and equipment used. A tour of one of (or the only) Geocities datacenter in 1999 turns up racks and racks of equipment, which has been dwarfed by current technology. The article linked here is a fun read back in time to how the “cloud” before the term became known was created, and the ways of hosting content on the Internet. I have to congratulate the network administrators at this Exodus Communications facility, though. The cabling shown lower on the page is masterfully done, and is what every datacenter should look like.
Geocities: Your contributions to the Internet are greatly appreciated, and we will miss you dearly. Rest well.