Minneapolis, Minnesota – (The Hosting News) – February 16, 2009 –
Web and software services firm and hosting provider, Warecorp, has been chosen by blogging platform solutions firm, SoapBlox, to provide its hosting and maintenance support services.
Paul Preston, CEO and Founder of SoapBlox remarked, ”In the face of SoapBlox’s rapid growth and rising visibility, it became very clear that we needed to seek the services of a stable IT Services firm. Warecorp is large enough to provide the suite of services we need and has as a proven track-record of supporting technology projects in the progressive community.”
Earlier this year, SoapBlox was the victim of a series of attacks by hackers that temporarily disabled many of its customers’ blogs.Warecorp will perform a security audit, migrate the platform onto a new co-located server stack, provide SoapBlox with 24×7 maintenance and support and supply as needed development services. The migration will be performed over the next two weeks with an anticipated completion date in February.
Warecorp has a strong history of success, innovation and support in the progressive space. The company is a prominent funder and developer of TheUpTake.org (http://theuptake.org), a citizen-fueled news gathering organization working in online video, the development arm of Zanby (http://zanby.com), an emerging social media and group organizing platform that is supporting such efforts as 1Sky.org (http://local.1sky.org), and other progressive projects such as We Can Build an Orphanage (http://wecanbuildanorphanage.com).
Chris Dykstra, Partner and CEO of Warecorp noted, ”We are thrilled to add SoapBlox to our portfolio of customers. What the SoapBlox team has achieved through its dedication to independent bloggers is nothing short of remarkable. We look forward to dedicating our combined resources towards taking it to the next level with an eye towards stability and security.”
SoapBlox customers can expect little or no interruption of service during the migration, which is expected to be completed in two to three weeks. Mr. Preston added, ”The last few months have affirmed the generosity and commitment of the progressive community. Though the last few weeks have been difficult, they also gave us an opportunity to grow. Together with Warecorp, we are more prepared than ever to deliver on the promise of group blogging.”
SoapBlox is the fast, affordable, easy-to-use online community blog platform. User-friendly enough for the novice, but robust enough for the expert, SoapBlox has been the choice of progressive online community activists. Since its creation almost 4 years ago, SoapBlox has grown to serve over 150+ different online communities, delivering over 50 million pages views in 2008 alone.
With SoapBlox’s roots in political online activism, SoapBlox blogs represent the majority of BlogPAC