Web design company Pixel Kicks develops professional sites for clients from all industries, but founder Chris Buckley spotted a gap in the market for an unofficial One Direction website which would become the home for fans to gather all their essential 1D updates.
Hosted on a dedicated Linux server with UKFast, www.onedirection.net is now accessed by 30,000 users every day.
Chris said: “The first UKFast server we had was a Windows dedicated; although it functioned properly, we felt we didn’t need all the extra features it provided. Our new Linux server is beefier; it has more CPU usage, a faster processor and a solid state hard drive. We felt we needed to double the speed of our server to cope with the amount of visitors the site gets, and that’s exactly what we’ve got with our new server.”
1D aren’t going anywhere fast, so Pixel Kicks will continue to have a great task on their hands to carry on bringing the band’s news to the masses. But working together with UKFast has left Chris in no doubt that his site will always be able to accommodate the thousands of 1D fans who need their daily fix of boy band gossip.
Chris said: “The customer service from UKFast is great. Every so often I’ll get a phone call from my account manager to ensure everything is going smoothly, and to discuss if I need any extra requirements. It’s great to know someone is always on top of our site.
“UKFast are always in the press, and the more we grow, the more we can see we’re working with a committed, professional company. We’re so pleased to have such a great partnership with UKFast.”
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