January 17, 2008 (HOSTSEARCH.COM) In this era of Presidential Politics 2.0, a strong Internet presence is no longer a luxury for candidates, but a mandatory piece of the campaign equation. In analyzing the strength of the Huckabee Presidential run and the recent surge in the candidate's popularity, the campaign's website at www.mikehuckabee.com has emerged as a key element in the race.
The website was developed by GSL Solutions (http://www.gslsolutions.com), a company that specializes in the creative design of customized web sites and web applications. The 'Mike Huckabee for President' website is just one of dozens of political and Congressional websites 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 website for a leading Presidential candidate presents its own unique challenges.
Keeping a website of this size and scope running at peak performance is a major challenge, especially given the recent surge in candidate Huckabee's popularity following a caucus win in Iowa and strong follow up performance in the New Hampshire Presidential primary. In addition, there are now multiple links and mentions in the national media such as a recent story in the New York Times. The amount of web traffic at Governor Huckabee's website and the server load it creates are the responsibility of website hosting company, HostMySite.com (http://www.hostmysite.com).
Derek Vaughan, Vice President of Marketing at HostMySite.com commented on the opportunity to play a role in the Presidential race, ''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 website availability for Governor Huckabee we know that the information gathering process necessary for informed voters will benefit.''
Michael Gaines, President of GSL Solutions described the importance of the website, ''I spoke with the Governor after the debate about the website 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.''
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 solutions, supported by 24x7x365 live support through toll-free telephone, email, and live online chat. The company is based in Newark, Delaware, USA.