We are pleased to announce that the easyXsites beta test is closing on the 12th of December and as such, all sites and servers will be unavailable until we go live with the new version.
The beta test has taken almost 9 months longer that we first expected and it has been quite the bumpy ride. Thank you to everyone that stuck with us and especially thank you to everyone that has provided us with much valuable feedback.
It has been a tremendous journey, we have had thousands of webmasters participating and more than 8000 websites created. Sadly, most of these websites are not being used and we understand why – we have had our fair share of problems right up until today.
These problems all related to fundamental flaws in the system architecture that all became apparent when the load on the system was high enough. Because of this, we had two separate and independent parties investigate the best possible solution moving forward and both came to the same conclusion; we had to rewrite the core of the system. Patching was not an option as we would never be able to achieve all the things we wanted. So we made the choice to rewrite everything. This means that we now move away from using wordpress and tubeace as the underlying CMS for blogs and tubes.
easyXsites will now be 100% custom coded and that allows us to do some much MUCH cooler things than we could in the past.
But all of this comes at a price, the current sites in the system. We are not going to be able to port any of these into the new easyXsites core system. In other words, we are removing all sites currently in the system.
We have created a plugin, that allows you to export your blog posts and all images and enabled this on all current blogs in the system. Therefore, your blog is not lost – but we cannot host it in it’s old state. You can go to manage your site and go to settings, there you will find the backup plugin. Then you can either reuse the content when the non-beta version of easyXsites open or take it somewhere else. But we are confident that once you see the non-beta version of easyXsites you will not want to go elsewhere.
We have not done anything similar to the tubes, for a number of reasons, but primarily because 99% of the tubes are using sponsor hosted videos and those can be created in the new system in a matter of minutes.
We are moving all users to the new system and as a token of our appreciation; we are giving EVERYONE that created a user during the beta test a full month of premium membership when the new site is live.
On top of that, we are giving everyone a working system they can still use for free, with lots of new cool features such as:
– A new core system where you control everything!
– Sites created in 20 seconds max!
– A huge content database with legal content
– Automation services
– Many more site templates
– A new ticket based support system
– A new community dialogue system
– A premium system with more site customization and flexibility
– Advertiser integration for easy revenue generation
And so much more!
So please, stay tuned and have patience – we’ll be back in no time!