Newark, Delaware – (The Hosting News) – January 15, 2008 – Websites have emerged as a key element in analyzing the strength of political campaigns, in this era of Presidential Politics 2.0. Website hosting company and ColdFusion expert, HostMySite.com, has been chosen to monitor and manage the server load and web traffic at Presidential candidate, Governor Mike Huckabee’s campaign web site, at www.mikehuckabee.com.
Given the recent surge in candidate Huckabee’s popularity following a caucus win in Iowa, keeping a web site of this size and scope running at peak performance is a major challenge. In addition, there are now multiple links and mentions in the national media such as a recent story in the New York Times.
Derek Vaughan, Vice President of Marketing at HostMySite.com noted, ”HostMySite.com was chosen for this assignment based on our web hosting expertise and ability to deliver truly scalable and responsive Internet solutions. As with many other Americans, we view this Presidential election cycle as pivotal in our Nation’s history. It is a great honor and responsibility to help the American people determine the best course for our Government through free and fair elections. By offering robust Internet web site availability for Governor Huckabee we know that the information gathering process necessary for informed voters will benefit.”
A strong Internet presence is no longer a luxury for candidates, but a mandatory piece of the campaign equation.
The web site was developed by GSL Solutions, a company that specializes in the creative design of customized web sites and web applications. The ‘Mike Huckabee for President’ web site is one of many political and Congressional web sites developed in the past several years by GSL Solutions. While the company has a long history of successful web development projects for politicians, creating a web site for a leading Presidential candidate presents its own unique challenges.
Michael Gaines, President of GSL Solutions added, ”I spoke with the Governor after the debate about the web site and he acknowledged how important the site has been to their ability to interact with supporters and sustain his campaign for President. The anticipation is that the growth of traffic and supporters will likely double leading up to the final primary votes. Our company has been working with HostMySite.com for the last 6 years and we have thoroughly enjoyed the relationship and support. This particular site and its momentum are unlike anything we’ve experienced. I know many of the HostMySite.com technical staff have been working hard to help keep this site up over the past few days.”
HostMySite.com was recently honored by the Entrepreneurs’ Forum of Greater Philadelphia, the Philadelphia Business Journal and Wharton Small Business Development Center as a recipient of the ‘Philadelphia 100’, which tracks the fastest growing, privately held companies in the Greater Philadelphia area. HostMySite.com was ranked 38th out of the elite 100 companies. The company also celebrated 10 years in the web hosting and domain name business this year. HostMySite.com hosts web sites from over 130 separate countries around the globe.
Founded in 1997, HostMySite.com is a privately-held provider of customer-focused web hosting services. With a combination of sophisticated hosting technology and applied business knowledge, HostMySite.com provides individuals, small businesses, and large corporations with affordable managed dedicated servers, Virtual Private Servers (VPS), and shared web hosting, supported by 24x7x365 live support through toll-free telephone, email, and live online chat. The company is based in Newark, Delaware.
To learn more about the ‘Mike Huckabee for President’ web site, please visit: www.mikehuckabee.com.
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