It's time for a refresh!February 08, 2021

by Michael Kinder

Listen to this article

This audio was generated by cloning the writer's voice. It is completely generated via artificial intelligence.

Hey there, folks! By now you've probably noticed that we've refreshed our site's design just a bit. While not a complete change, we've made some improvements to accessibility and contrast.

For instance, we've changed the dark color scheme to a more neutral gray color instead of a gray that leans more towards blue. In addition to the change in dark mode, we also implemented a light mode. If you prefer one over the other, you'll need to change your browser or operating system's dark mode setting.

If you're wondering what we used to create this new design, look no further than Tailwind UI. It's a paid product, but it's totally worth it. I mean, just look at how clean and minimal our site has become.

But enough about that, let's talk about the reason behind the design refresh and what are plans are in 2021.

New Year, New Updates

Last year was really eventful for us. We launched new products, gauged demand for those products, and now it's time to come to a conclusion. We started out last year by launching Discord Bot Hosting via Docker Containers. This service started getting pretty popular near launch, and we knew we had something.

Fast forward about six months later, and we learned that our customers weren't just using the Discord Bot Hosting service for Discord Bots. We found out customers were using it for other lightweight backend applications. This motivated us to rebrand Discord Bot Hosting to Docker Container Hosting.

After the rebrand, we noticed active services being cancelled. Nothing changed in terms of how the containers functioned and therefore the rebrand alone shouldn't have deterred customers away. Upon further investigation, it appears the majority of those users upgraded to a VPS. We love seeing users have their services grow to the point where they need to scale to a bigger solution, and we were happy to provide those services to them.

Now let's bring it into the present. Our Docker Container Hosting service at this moment only has about 2% of active customer use and we've decided to discontinue the product. It was a great learning experience for us all, and we can't wait to continue offering our other services to you at the same affordable cost.

Not all is lost if you still wanted a cheap virtual server for your small backend project, we've launched a new VPS plan at the same price as our Docker Container Hosting plan at just $2.99/mo!

Looking Ahead

This year we want to shift our focus from new services and focus on providing stable, reliable, and affordable hosting solutions to everyone. That is our goal, after all!

This means you likely won't see any new service launched from us, but keep an eye out for some new projects our team is working on. We can't wait to tell you about them!

Keep an eye out here on our blog for further updates and we'll see you soon!