About a client
Mateusz Gołębiewski, the founder of Wizerunek w Sieci, manages the concurrent development of over 30 websites for clients from all over Poland. The company takes care of the graphic design of websites, as well as makes technology and infrastructure choices. When working with clients, Mateusz also pays attention to various marketing aspects positively influencing conversion and user experience (UX).
Wizerunek w Sieci must provide their clients with secure Internet solutions, availability and scalability of services and predictability of costs. So far, the company has used the services of popular Polish hosting providers. Mateusz Gołębiewski points out that it was connected with certain difficulties in specific areas:
- security – the SSL certificate did not always extend automatically due to errors on the part of the hosting provider,
- non-transparent consumption-based pricing – in the case of scalable hosting, additional fees were charged without clearly indicating which service generated the cost; this resulted in PLN 50 monthly surcharges on average,
- mailboxes – there were often problems with sending emails,
- communication with the hosting provider’s support department – consultants were sometimes unable to solve technical problems or indicate the reasons for higher resource consumption and additional fees.
Google Cloud Platform is a best-in-class solution. It significantly improves page performance and user experience. Through minimizing problems with hacking and stability, it provides a high level of security. The solution is easily scalable, and its usage is very transparent and easy to track.
Mateusz Gołębiewski was looking for a competitive infrastructure solution. He had already tested the Compute Engine service on Google Cloud Platform. Compute Engine is a service that allows you to rent virtual machines in the cloud. The service can be configured to act as a hosting panel for quick deployment of applications. The speed and ease of implementation are key in managing multiple websites simultaneously – and Wizerunek w Sieci runs over 30 client projects.
We offered support in the areas of service configuration, tests and possible project migration to GCP.
The owner of Wizerunek w Sieci received a $500 voucher from us to fully explore and test Google Cloud Platform. He customized the parameters of the machine and the location of the data center (Frankfurt), which we then helped to configure during virtual meetings at Google Meet. Mateusz took care of the migration of his clients’ websites to the Compute Engine service on Google Cloud Platform, while we helped to solve small technical issues via email. We are still in touch for all matters connected with optimization of the service and to help with any problems.
It took less than two weeks from our first conversation about GCP to the full migration of the sites of the clients. The configuration of the GCP account itself and the first migrations took no more than two days.
I am really surprised with how easy it is to manage the server. I expected it to be a bit more difficult, but the panel is very clear and intuitive. In case of any problems with the configuration, FOTC is always there to help me.