Island Crisis is the leading Mauritian news website in English as well as one of the most popular blog in the Indian Ocean featuring articles about science, technology, internet, health, oddities, everyday life hack, and the different cultures of the world.
Milestones of Island Crisis
Every step is a challenge and every destination is an achievement. At IC, we managed our way through many milestones since May 2008. Below is a brief:
- 20 May 2008 – Island Crisis founded on a blogspot domain at islandcrisis.blogspot.com
- August 2008 – Island Crisis started to receive a stable traffic of around 100 readers per day
- 5 December 2008 – We bought the domain name www.islandcrisis.net
- 6 December 2008 – First migration to WordPress at Byet.
- February 2009 – First website layout redesign
- 20 February 2009 – We got our first traffic peak on IC (2000 readers in one day)
- March 2009 – A new era for IC. Our reader base started to grow faster and we reach a stable 1000 visitors per day.
- May 2009 – Due to growing traffic we had to move to a more powerful server. We switched to a shared server on Litespeed.
- November 2009 – A record in IC traffic peak. We successfully made 27000 readers in one day.
- December 2009 – We reached our traffic milestone at around 8000 readers daily and also increasing our RSS subscribers count.
- January 2010 – As IC grows we had to choose a more powerful server. On the 11 of January we moved to our first dedicated server.
- January 16 2010 – We moved to Cloud Hosting at RackspaceCloud.
- September 2010 – As the site grow further our hosting fee keep growing too. Finally we decided to move to a customized dedicated server at Hostgator.
- February 2011 – We launched our free classified ads (petites annonces) section to complement the already existing services offered.
- January 2012 – Launched a new Mauritius News Website: SparkingDawn.com in partnership with another local company.
- January 2013 – Acquisition of SparkingDawn.com by Island Crisis Network. Over 700 original articles from ex-Sparkingdawn.com merged into the ever growing database of Islandcrisis.net
- March 2014 – Reached over 40000 fans of Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/islandcrisis
And it’s not all. We have more to come and we’ll update here all our major achievements. Meanwhile we just want to say we LOVE YOU ALL.