I am the Editor in Chief at a large technology review based site. I'm not sure if there are companies on this board who can provide the type of service we need but I'm going to take a shot. We are currently being hosted for free, name being disclosed, but the service is very unreliable as well as support being terrible. As of this week we have been down 3 of the 4 days of the week. A large majority of the problem is too much traffic coming in simultaneously which our current host cannot handle. I believe we are on shared hosting and we would be interested in moving to dedicated.
To give you an idea of our site, we target males ages 16-35 with some sort of interest in technology/gaming. We also also enjoy strong partnerships with many companies across the net. Some of these companies include ATI, NVIDIA, OCZ Technologies, PowerColor, Newegg.com, Pricegabber.com, and many more. These partnerships/sponsorships also provide a large untapped resource in potential customers/viewers. We are also continually expanding and trying to build our network.
With our current host, needless to say their service and support are not that great. To give you a picture of the amount of traffic we’re getting, just this last week, out of the 7 days of the week our website has been up for a total of 4 days. We are receiving many 503 (overload) errors, and SQL connections being maxed out with sometimes the server refusing to respond at all. A large portion of our viewers and advertisers are starting to complain and we would like to move to a service with a large amount of uptime.
In terms of traffic we averages about 300,000 unique visitors monthly with close to 2 million page impressions with well over 150GB of Bandwidth used. We also maintain an overall Alexa ranking of 52,000 with our July average rating being higher, around 35,000. Sadly this viewer-ship is declining daily with the large amount of site downtime we are experiencing. Included are monthly site statistics for July 2005 (Last Month).
Monthly Statistics for July 2005
Total Hits 17,914,160
Total Files 14,982,752
Total Pages 1,889,129
Total Visits 152,968
Total KBytes 165,155,492
Total Unique Sites 325,712 <-unique visitors
Total Unique URLs 58,628
Total Unique Referrers 12,586
Total Unique Usernames 1
Total Unique User Agents 31,574
We are a growing website, and growing fast. In order to continue our success we feel it is necessary to move to the next level and provide quality service to our readers. We are hoping that a potential sponsor can help us achieve this.
We have a lot of experience in advertising. We advertise for many large companies indepedently such as OCZ technologies, ABIT, PowerColor, Thermaltake, Newegg.com, and many more companies. We can work with you as a partner to provide well designed ad campaigns that bring in potential customers and give you very high ROI. We also work with the Rydium Network, a network of some of the largest tech sites on the web. We can provided embedded text links in our content articles as well as graphical ads/or media based ads.
What are we asking for? We need a server with very reliable uptime 99.9%. Uptime is key, as it reflects poorly on you as a hoster if our site says Powered by "Your Company's name here" and yet the site is down constantly. We need at least 20GB of space, 500GB of bandwidth per month as we are growing quickly, php support, at least 10 e-mail address, some type of backend admin panel, and phpmyadmin would be a plus. Support needs to be very good. We need to be able to communicate with you directly in order to provide exceptional advertising for your company as well as service for our viewers.
If you are a company looking to expand and gain large exposure in the tech industry, this is a great opportunity. I cannot stress how important reliability in hosting is. Please only serious companies who can meet these demands reply or e-mail me. I would hate to waste your time as well as mine. Thank you for taking the time to read this long proposal. Domain information is available through PM/e-mail only. This is something that needs to be implemented quickly as our current server is struggling to stay a float