AllHipHop.com was seeing a lot of traffic - and with more traffic comes more security risks. They started with WordPress.com VIP to improve security with less downtime, but VIP’s custom framework meant AllHipHop needed to retain an enterprise-level developer. They moved their hosting to Pagely, where they found equal amounts of security, stability, and flexibility, with significant cost savings.

AllHipHop

AllHipHop.com and sub-brand, CollegeHipHop.com, are the Internet’s best sources for hip-hop news, reviews, interviews, and videos. AllHipHop has been keeping hip-hop lovers up to date with daily alerts via pagers, cell phones, and email since 1998.

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We’ve relaunched our site multiple times in our 20-year history and this one I can honestly say was the easiest, especially considering the amount of data we have accumulated in that time. With a site that’s been around as long as ours, there would be a lot of risks if things didn’t go right. Luckily, we had nothing to worry about. Pagely offers brands that are seeking to grow a really great solution that’s secure, affordable, and comes with superior customer support.

Greg Watkins

The Challenges

When AllHipHop.com first moved to VIP in 2012, they were primarily looking for a solution that would ensure security and efficiency  – they were receiving a lot of traffic and were constantly being targeted.

VIP delivered on both but, as the brand expanded, they found VIP was too restrictive in terms of design and development.

They knew they needed to move to a host that would offer more flexibility while maintaining the same enterprise-level of security for a brand of their scale. More importantly, AllHipHop.com needed a hosting solution that gave them room to grow.

The Solution

Pagely handled the entirety of the export/import of the site, a process that is particularly tricky when coming from VIP due to their custom functions. Pagely was also able to cut the brand’s hosting costs by about 70%, without the need to sacrifice features or security.

Once they went live, the AllHipHop.com team immediately felt that Pagely was exceeding their expectations. Pagely was responsive to all support requests and seamlessly handled the import of thousands of posts, on time.

All HipHop.com has relaunched their site multiple times in their 20-year history, and cited the Pagely switch as the easiest, especially considering the amount of data they’ve accumulated in that time. With a site that’s been around as long as that, there would be a lot of risks if things didn’t go right. Luckily, AllHipHop.com had nothing to worry about.

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