What is Openx ?

by papa mia 16 replies
Hi Guys

Can someone please explain to me - in details - what the Openx service does, and what are all the features it has?

It would be great also if someone can give me a link to a comprehensive video about the Openx services.


Thanks an Advance!
#programming #openx
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  • Profile picture of the author KingRoyal
    Its an ad serving script however I would recommend using another open source script. I think the best "Open Source" ad serving script for your server that runs on PHP, MySql would have to be Orbit Open Ad Server which I have personal experience with.

    You can check it out here.
    Orbit Open Ad Server
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    • Profile picture of the author mojojuju
      Originally Posted by johnathon4609 View Post

      Its an ad serving script however I would recommend using another open source script. I think the best "Open Source" ad serving script for your server that runs on PHP, MySql would have to be Orbit Open Ad Server which I have personal experience with.

      You can check it out here.
      Orbit Open Ad Server
      This is the first I've heard of Orbit. I was under the impression that there's no alternative to OpenX. I'm going to check out Orbit, but at first glance, the admin interface looks cluttered compared to OpenX.
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  • Profile picture of the author KingRoyal
    http://www.warriorforum.com/programm...ck-engine.html

    Here is a post I just made to help out
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    Need to say it's quite awful platform, and besides now it's not free anymore...
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    • Profile picture of the author mojojuju
      Originally Posted by Reprise View Post

      Need to say it's quite awful platform, and besides now it's not free anymore...
      That's wrong. OpenX is still free (It can be downloaded for free here). If you think it's an awful platform, I'd love to see any suggestions you have for a better free self-hosted ad serving platform.
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  • Profile picture of the author velvetadvert
    I'd assume OP was talking about OpenX OnRamp. They terminated the service on Saturday,
    so that's actually true statement.
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    • Profile picture of the author mojojuju
      Originally Posted by velvetadvert View Post

      I'd assume OP was talking about OpenX OnRamp. They terminated the service on Saturday,
      so that's actually true statement.
      Okay, I see. I've always self-hosted OpenX.

      I'd still like to know about other free self-hosted OpenX alternatives, if anybody knows of any. KingMighty mentioned Orbit. Are there any others?
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        • Profile picture of the author mojojuju
          Originally Posted by Liam981 View Post

          try Epom, it's free and has way more options/features. Ad Server for Display, Mobile, Mobile Apps, and Video | Epom
          Epom doesn't seem to offer a self hosted solution, do they?
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            • Profile picture of the author mojojuju
              Originally Posted by Liam981 View Post

              I assume they actually do, just get in touch with them.
              It's kind of silly to assume they have a self hosted solution even though their site makes no mention of it. It's like assuming Facebook offers a self-hosted version of Facebook.
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  • Profile picture of the author KingRoyal
    Yes, the admin is a bit cluttered but the advertisers side of it is spectacular : ) Perhaps I will make a video tutorial on it sometime
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    Epom is really an option for those who looking for OpenX alternative, they're free and afterall you get more features.
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    According to adserverplugins, OpenX Ad Server is an ad server, created and published by the British-American company OpenX.org. It is a system that can be used to manage and optimize the advertising space on one or more websites. It is a tool for web site owners (called ‘publishers’ in the online advertising industry), but also for organizations running their own ad network.
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  • Profile picture of the author silverb78
    Yes I was wondering about OpenX myself... good info I've found here - thanks!
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  • Profile picture of the author webcosmo
    Here is a helpful link on OpenX services: Optimise CPC And Remnant Ads With Free OpenX Ad Server
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  • Profile picture of the author TanYaV
    I've been using OpenX for some time, and it seems it has been hacked and is about to be terminating the services. Is it true? And what could be a good alternative?
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