The Asian American Literary Review (AALR) showcases the work of established and emerging Asian American writers, aiming to incubate dialogues among its international audience.
AALR’s web site was being needlessly throttled by its web host, and their previous webmaster had moved on to other projects. Whebster was able to step in and facilitate the migration of this complex WordPress-based site to a new host, as well as a company-wide move to Gmail.
Key Project Features:
- Migration of existing WordPress site
- Company-wide migration to Gmail
- Pre-migration test environment set up
- Ongoing technical assistance
After being generously hosted since our start-up, our growing website needed to quickly move to a new host. We’re a group of writers and activists throughout the country without the technical savvy to make such a thing happen. Without help, we were facing service interruptions, content loss. Luckily, Mhat at Whebster was recommended to us. As a not-for-profit, we qualified for free hosting and Google services (including organization-wide email accounts and online marketing) and Mhat was the magical key that helped us bring it all together during this transition. I can’t overemphasize how important this was.
What I liked about working with Mhat is that he understood the priorities for our organization. Fast and smart, he presented us with our options every step of the way, relentlessly troubleshooted the kinks with our new free host, and allowed us to transition to a web-based email system that can grow with us. His advice and forethought saved us hundreds of dollars. Even after the transition, he was on hand to address last minute questions and fix run-of-the-mill database issues in a single swoop that would’ve taken me days to comb through manually. It was such a relief. Next time we have a web issue–whether we’re building or fixing–Mhat’s at the top of my list.