Everleap customer story
Q&A with GDLsystems
GDLsystems, based in Guadalajara, Mexico, is a digital agency that helps its small to mid-sized business clients benefit from web applications and systems. They specialize in e-commerce sites and online catalogs, developing primarily in .NET and also offering services in Internet marketing and promotion.
We talked with GDLsystems.com CEO Juan Pablo Orozco to learn a little more about how they use Everleap for their e-commerce development projects.
Everleap: Juan, several years back you used our shared hosting company DiscountASP.NET to host a project. Could you tell us a little about your experience there?
GDLsystems: I was in a need of ASP.NET hosting and searching in Google I found several providers, compared the features and chose DiscountASP.NET. The idea at the beginning was to not have a lot of expectations. However, after looking for support I was very happy of the quick response and strong knowledge from the support rep.
Now you are working with us at Everleap.
Yes, we are running e-commerce sites developed on ASP.NET and with the database in SQL Server.
What prompted you to look to Everleap for hosting services?
I had all my projects hosted on Rackspace. Actually, we have a lot of projects still on Rackspace. However, there were several e-commerce sites not working well with them. The specific problem that triggered the search of a new provider was session management failure in Rackspace and the inability to configure it. It seemed that the app pool was recycled too often and that we couldn't use our current code for shopping cart. The CloudSites product was just not working any more for our e-commerce sites.
Rackspace is a great company with great support. However, they are not focused on .NET technology. Since we develop only on .NET, we prefer a provider that is an expert specifically on that platform. When I searched on Google for new providers, I found Everleap, a cloud service specialized in ASP.NET, so I thought it would be a good choice. Then I found out that Everleap was a business related to DiscountASP.NET and I remembered the good support I received from them years ago, so I decided to try Everleap.
And how did things go?
Our test period was successful. Everleap focuses on the technology and we like that you offer a service not just a server. We don’t want to focus on server management.