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Monthly Roundup: February 2007

2/28/2007 in ClearCheckbook News
February has been an interesting and exciting month with ClearCheckbook. At the beginning of the month we started out with around 1,750 active users and 28 days later we're almost at 2,700 active users. We reached and passed the 150,000 entry mark and are getting almost 1,000 new entries every day.

February has also brought some much requested additions to the site. We introduced a way to add new categories and accounts on the Add Entry page. This makes it much easier to add accounts and categories on the fly. The Accounts Overview has also been added to the accounts page. Now you can see an listing of all your accounts and their balances quickly and easily. If you don't want to see it, simply hide it (and to get it back, just click the show button and it will reload automatically). The Help section was also added this month. Now everyone has a quick and easy way to find out how to use the different sections of the site. There are around 80 questions, so pretty much anything you might have a question about should be listed there.

As shown by the statistics I gave earlier, the site has been growing incredibly fast... almost 1,000 new active members this month alone! With that increased traffic came some inevitable growing pains. As witnessed by those using the site the night of February 27th, our site finally became too large for our old web host and they shut us down. As we've said in the two previous posts (here and here) we spent several hours scrambling to get everything back up and running with as little downtime as possible. We basically had the rug pulled out from under us while carrying a tray full of crystal glasses. There were a few bumps along the way, but I think we did a pretty good job with what we had to work with.

This morning we finally moved the site to its permanent home on a new server that's solely for us. The SSL certificate has been replaced with a newer one and will no longer be giving the warnings you were seeing during our transition period.

Thanks to everyone who's sticking with us. Seeing your encouraging words in the blog posts and in emails regarding last night's hiccups reaffirms my belief that we're offering a great service to everyone and you're completely awesome!

Continue to tell your friends about the site, blog about us, and spread the word and keep the site growing. The bigger the site gets, the better it gets. Anyone who's been with us from the beginning can tell you this. If you have any suggestions for improvements on the site, please feel free to use the comments here or the Contact Us form to let us know.


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