Plone.org Now Hosted By Six Feet Up
April 20, 2009
Six Feet Up will take over the hosting of Plone.org, the community site for the open source content management system Plone, at 11am EDT today. The site receives a steady and sizable flow of worldwide visitors, since Plone is among the top 2% of all open source projects worldwide, with 200 core developers and over 300 solution providers in more than 50 countries. The move of plone.org over to Six Feet Up's servers is widely expected to boost the site's performance.
"This is a big deal for both the Plone Community and Six Feet Up" according to Six Feet Up's CTO Calvin Hendryx-Parker. "The new hosting environment is based on FreeBSD for stability and features four times the processors and four times the memory - so we are ready to handle a significant increase in plone.org's traffic."
In honor of the move, and to boost traffic to the site, web visitors are encouraged to browse the newly migrated site and look for a mysterious monkey that has been hidden there. The first 6 web visitors to click it will receive a unique t-shirt.
Plone is a powerful and flexible, enterprise-quality content management system that offers a rich set of capabilities for public websites, private intranets and collaborative workspaces. Plone.org is the starting point for finding out about Plone as it provides access to documentation about the CMS, information on the Plone Foundation, lists of upcoming events and recent news, as well as support options for Plone.The sister site Plone.net, now hosted by Pilot Systems in France, provides visitors with case studies, information about Plone consulting organizations, and media coverage on Plone.