I Love Manchester is one of Manchester’s most well-respected digital publications which showcases life in Greater Manchester, helping people discover (and rediscover) the city’s supersonic stories and secrets. By sharing good news, community stories and acting as a cultural city guide, I Love Manchester has become one of the city’s most iconic brands.
Datacentreplus is thrilled to provide the hosting platform for I Love Manchester, particularly as we share their vision of championing a better future for the City.
Their online infrastructure is essential to the daily work they undertake, including content distribution, promoting community activity and actively engaging with their large audience base. Their website is also their main means of communication to their target audience, so reliability and uptime is of paramount importance to them. It was therefore critical that I Love Manchester chose to work with a hosting partner that took the time to understand their requirements and the nature of their business.
The main concern for I Love Manchester was the platform’s ability to cope with traffic surges. They have one of the most-visited Manchester news sites and sometimes a particular news item may get thousands of visits.
Chris Ashcroft (our Head of Technical Services) explains:
“We ensured that they were on a dedicated server platform that could scale easily and cope with the surges. In addition, we also placed them on a low-contention network so their audience don’t have to hang around, waiting for links to load.”
Rachel Waters, Communications Manager at Datacentreplus says:
“I Love Manchester is a great platform that highlights the great place Manchester is and what the city represents. To be working alongside such an iconic brand that shares our vision is absolutely fantastic”.