Wikidot: Profitable And Growing

by pieterh on 02 Nov 2009 16:06

When we launched Wikidot.com three years ago we had the vision of offering a reliable, fast, and economic way of building web sites, wikis, and social web applications. It was not clear, at the start, whether this plan would work. Today, I'm happy to be able to tell you that after almost a year of having introduced Pro accounts, Wikidot is making a modest but growing profit.

That profit goes back into the service. We're bringing new developers into the team. We've just done a smooth upgrade of our database servers and will now roll out similar boxes across our cluster (fast new CPUs and SSD drives). You'll have seen that Wikidot is 3-5x faster today that it was a week ago. We intend to keep those improvements coming. And new features, bug fixes and more.

With hard work, a hyperactive user community, and some patience, we're building a sustainable business. This is great news for those of us who put our sites on Wikidot.com and wonder, sometimes, whether this is a safe long term prospect. The answer is: yes, Wikidot.com is here for the long term. If we can grow profitably during a global financial crisis, then our original vision was accurate.

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