WordPress Pumps Up The StorageBy: WebProNews Staff - January 21, 2008
Storage space at WordPress.com became more plentiful after Matt Mullenweg announced a big increase for free accounts to 3GB.
The popular blogging platform turned more desirable after a welcome storage upgrade greeted users of the service. Out with the old 50MB limit, in with a boost to 3GB.
"To get half that much space (1GB) at our nearest competitor, Typepad, you’d pay at least $300 a year," wrote Mullenweg. "We’re doing the same thing for free."
He compared the move to Google opening Gmail to the masses with a gigabyte of storage when other web-based email services still provided a few meager megabytes to their users.
"Over the past year we’ve developed our file infrastructure, replication, backup, caching, and S3-backed storage to the point where we don’t feel like we need to artificially limit what you folks are able to upload just to keep up with growth," said Mullenweg.
Extra storage buyers on WordPress.com will see higher limits available for purchase soon. Currently, those who paid for an upgrade to 1GB will have that level of service moved up to 5GB at no additional charge.