Pretty interesting, these guys provide a documented way to scale hosted WordPress using Amazon AWS and unlike most of the other players in this market provide the configurations and their methods they are selling.
A few years ago this site melted down when the guys from 4 short links at O’Reilly sent me thousands of visitors in a matter of minutes to a page that was a collection of over 100 IOT Startups all with images of the devices, my traditional WordPress hosting just melted, likewise I hear similar reports from startups that have suddenly had their Techcrunch moment and their traditional hosting couldn’t cope.
Its almost impossible to solve this problem [...]
WordPress is a web juggernaut. There are an estimated ~70 million blogs powered by WordPress and a good portion of those are businesses.
While I love WordPress and have been using it for 9-10 years it is still lacking in some hardcore business functionality.
If we accept WordPress is a huge play in the business market and we accept that a critical aspect of marketing and customer acquisition is attracting and communicating with existing and potential customers then these ideas are pretty critical to fulfilling that mission, however the existing solutions just don’t cut it.
Here are some pressing needs for [...]
Pushkar Gaikwad is the founder of inBoundio.com a software as a service startup that provides the Wworlds simplest Inbound Online Marketing Software for Small Businesses.
We formally launched inBoundio last week, I kept it in beta for eight months and kept working on it. It was slow going since I was the only one working on it — sometimes there was no progress for days. There were times when I got stuck and had to wait for people to reply on stackoverflow and answer my questions so I could finish the coding. Lot of things went wrong or didn’t work out. But some did, and in this post I want to share what I have learned.
After 15 years of generating leads for a number of businesses and websites I can tell you that it is still a pain in the ass to setup the multitude of systems needed to generate, capture and manage leads on your website, then you need still need a set of tools to market to them on a regular basis.
In the case of Startup88.com we havea popup from Sumome.com (which is pretty good) however it doesnt connect to our newsletter system so new subscribers need to be manually loaded A newsletter system by Mail Poet, which is convenient as it easily generates new newsletters from multiple wordpress posts but has some bugs that make us nervous occasionally. The alternative is to [...]