Soundplate Case Study
Founded in 2008, Soundplate.com - formerly known as UKFunky.net is the UK’s leading online and mobile resource for house, bass, UK funky music and news from the global electronic music scene. Despite being a UK based company Soundplate receives in excess of 1.4 million monthly hits from a global audience of electronic music fans, DJ's and industry insiders.
Soundplate.com provides fans with the latest tracks, events and electronic music news whilst offering original video content, an up to date blog and a weekly house & funky chart in association with Ministry Of Sound Radio. As well as daily music updates Soundplate organises events, sells branded merchandise and offers a range of promotional services for house music artists, producers, event promoters and advertisers.
Soundplate regularly posts articles featuring popular Dj’s, instantaneously attracting a surge of loyal fans and followers to the site. These frequent bursts of traffic make a blend of reliable and high performance hosting an essential requirement for the smooth running of the website. To capitalise on their popular unique content, Soundplate required a hosting solution that would guarantee optimal performance of their site, delivering fast load speeds and minimal downtime during routine bursts of traffic.
“I was shopping around for a good value host that could cope with bursts of traffic and the large number of posts. The site has over 2500 posts so far!”
After gaining an understanding of Soundplate’s requirements, Tsohost recommended the use of Ultimate Hosting on the Tsohost Cloud. Ultimate Hosting is a fully scalable, resilient and reliable hosting solution. Thanks to a clustered network spanning multiple datacentres, single points of failure are eliminated meaning the risk of downtime is considerably reduced. Offered on a modular basis, with absolutely no upper limits, Ultimate hosting allowed Soundplate to personalise their package according to required disk space and bandwidth, providing 99.9% guaranteed uptime and value for money.
Matt the owner and founder of Soundplate.com described his relationship and experience with Tsohost.
“Tsohost’s support team have been incredible. They have helped with a variety of problems we have had on the website that are really nothing to do with them and far beyond what a web host would normally offer. The support team always work fast and usually reply to emails within 5 or 10 minutes.”
The Soundplate team are currently working on several new exciting projects including the launch of their own record label which will represent the best of the music on the site. To keep up to date on the latest news, videos, events, promotions and tracks from the electronic music scene visit soundplate.com.