Bitkumo Blog

  • Announcing the Bitkumo $5 1GB VPS

    Feb 17, 2016 by jpettit

    Bitkumo's $5 Plan

  • Announcing New Hardware

    Feb 5, 2016 by jpettit

    We are very happy to announce that we have drastically improved the hardware we use to provide Bitkumo services.

  • Blog More in 2016 with Ghost

    Jan 1, 2016 by levlaz

    Happy New Year from the entire Bitkumo team! It seems that a lot of people set a resolution to blog more each year, this year you can make it happen easily by setting up Ghost on Bitkumo. Earlier this week we wrote about how we publish our site and blog using Jekyll. Jekyll is awesome, but if you want a more traditional CMS we would highly recommend ghost. Ghost is a no frills blogging platform that allows you to create beautiful blogs using Markdown. This guide will help you get off on the right foot in 2016.

  • Continuously Deploying Bitkumo.com with Jekyll and CircleCI

    Dec 30, 2015 by levlaz

    Our main website, Bitkumo.com, is built using Jekyll. If you have not heard of Jekyll, it is an awesome static site generator that was written by one of the co-founders of GitHub, and is the same software that powers GitHub pages. Jekyll makes it really easy to create simple websites, serve static content, and publish a blog without the need for a CMS. We wanted to share how we continuously deploy our site using Jekyll and CircleCI to our server so that it may help others who are looking to do the same.

  • Support Should Not Be an Afterthought: Why You Shouldn't Buy Cloud Services With Support Baked-In

    Dec 23, 2015 by jpettit

    Recently it has become vogue for cloud hosting providers to offer an all in one price - that is, a price that includes everything you could want plus the cloud server itself. Companies tend to argue the simpler pricing model is a boon to sales and that it helps customers, but does it really? When you as a customer buy something that is just included in the regular price you pay you can almost always be certain that the included thing is sub-par. I have seen it time after time, customers see they get support included with their cloud server, write up a ticket only to be told “We don’t support that”. Do you know why that isn’t supported? Because you don’t actually have support!