Some of you may have noticed a few blips in RSS feeds during the last month or so. The blips were caused by two things..
- I switched from Serendipity Blogging Engine to WordPress
- YALB gained a sponsor for hosting
Now, I’ve been running the new blogging engine and software for over a month now so that I could form an opinion on both of these items. I’m happy to say that WordPress fits the bill quite nicely (more on that in later posts)…but that my host is the BEST part of the changes that have happened.
Evolution Studios offered me some server space on their servers…Linux of course…and not a moment too soon. My old account was beginning to crawl with latent page loads and the service had grown latent as well. Evolution Studios stepped in and made me a great offer and asked that I evaluate things and post my honest opinion (whether good or bad) of how the transition went and how well the service is.
Just some background on Evolution Studios: They power all of the media behind ping.fm and chris.pirillo.com (yes, THAT Chris Pirillo). Those two sites alone generate a huge amount of traffic and have elected to go with evolutionstudios.org to be their media workhorse.
I can honestly say that both the transition and service went beyond my expectations. Not only did I have one of their engineers helping me every step of the way, I was able to approach that engineer with all of my questions being answered in REAL TIME…which was fantastic.
So why all the hoopla? Why would I go out of my way to give these guys a “thumbs up”? One word…or URL rather. Ping.fm is one of their clients. I use ping.fm on a daily basis…it allows me to make one post to ALL my social networks via Instant Message or igoogle page widget. It’s fast and easy. And all of their media is powered by Evolution Studios. So, despite having HUGE customers like Chris Pirillo and ping.fm which both have millions of users on a daily basis…they still found the time to hold my hand through the migration and bent over backwards to make my hosting experience BEYOND EXCELLENT. I think these guys will continue to grow and will continue to bring on like minded individuals who are courteous and professional…and I think their clients will benefit.
I asked Evolution Studios if they were having any specials this week so that I could tell everyone that reads my blog about them and they wanted to offer readers here a deal. The first 100 users referred through Yet Another Linux Blog will receive a $20 coupon to go toward any hosting plans purchased. If this sounds like a good deal or you just want to check the host out, visit Evolution Studios today. The coupon code is “devnet“. Remember, that’s the first 100 openings so space is limited! Let Evolution Studios show you what EXCELLENT products and services are all about 🙂