About Aqua Ad Server
Aqua Ad Server is an Easy to Use, Affordable, Powerful ad serving system. It is powered by the world’s most popular open source Revive Adserver software, and it runs on the Aqua Platform hosting infrastructure.
There are close to 10,000 known installation of the Revive Adserver software world wide, but not everyone has the skills or time to take care of their own hosting. That’s where we come in. The three founders of Aqua Platform each have over a decade of hands on experience with Revive Adserver. Two of them are actually part of the core team of the open source project as well. A pretty common structure in open source, a free project being supported by commercial activities and services around it.
We call our services “Managed application hosting”. We take care of everything technical, the customer just logs in, in order to manage their advertising campaigns. The experienced team at Aqua Platform take care of everything else, ensuring a smooth and reliable experience for all customers.
Aqua Platform is a specialist in hosting of the open source ad serving system called Revive Adserver. Typically the software is used by small and medium size publishers, and ad networks, but there are also publishers using it run serve billions and billions of ad views per month. Revive Adserver has been around for almost 15 years (although under different names in the past).
Aqua Ad Server was created to enable companies of all sizes to benefit from the existing Aqua Platform infrastructure, giving them access to a turn-key solution of the Revive Adserver software.
Using DigitalOcean’s infrastructure (servers and network), we’ve built our hosting platform to be very stable and fast, which is important because the last thing anyone wants is that ads slow down the loading of websites. The goal in the ad tech industry is to deliver an ad in less than 0.5 of a second to any visitor anywhere on the planet, and ideally even faster.
We’ve developed our own GeoDNS system enabling us to connect each site visitor with the servers closest to them. We’ve also built our own CDN system, ensuring that banner images and video commercials are delivered to the visitor as quickly as possible.
And most importantly, we’ve enhanced the Revive Adserver software to do all of its caching and logging in memory using Redis, which is much faster than logging every single banner view and click straight into a MySQL database.