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East Cape Skiffs

Posted by RWDH on 21 11 2014.

East Cape Skiffs Vantage VHP with 157 horse power merucry and black powerpole

The Who?

East Cape Skiffs goal was to build the best cutting edge boat that we could for every single customer while offering the best fit & finish and without the high price tag. Like many of you, we did our research about the offerings in the market and years later, here we are with six distinct models covering the entire shallow water spectrum.

The Why?

Originally, I met Kevin at East Cape Skiffs’ shop and quickly began staying in touch and talking to him about ECS services and great products. As the conversations progressed into the realm of business. I was made aware of a few challenges his company was facing with their current Web Hosting Provider. Instability being the main noticeable issue. Their provider would let the serve go down for 3 day straight and the only method of communication was by email. They lack attention to detail and would not following up on issues. To worsen things, a few website (WordPress) and forums (VBulletin) users were getting  security alerts- Every time they visiting the East Cape Skiffs. Unbeknown  to everyone, the website was compromised by Russian hackers and phishers. Kevin was wary and ready to move forward to a new solution.

The How?

We began by providing a new topology to fit their needs:

  1. Migrated to Rack Space Servers  – To this day the server been running for 300 days consecutively.
  2. Web and DB Servers needed to be powerful and scalable to handle their daily traffic.
  3. Migrated Email services to Google Apps – a solid and reliable solution without downtime during the migration or ever since.
  4. Loaded Xcache, mod_pagespeed, memecached, railgun and a WordPress WebCache to optimize server  content delivery and decrease unnecessary server load.
  5. Loaded New Relic to keep track server performance and load at all time.
  6. Implementation of CloudFlare  as a security measure.
  7. developed a new website online presence
  8. upgraded forums and implemented a new custom theme


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