|I'm on the cusp of launching my own startup in the near future. I've never been so excited about anything I've ever worked on and I think it shows in the near-final product (damn thing looks and works great).|
I also happen to be in the single founder camp. This was just some small side-project that I realized had the potential to provide a nice little side income.
But I have more than a few worries. Don't get me wrong, I have good people around me to lean on for legal, business, and financial matters - but not too many technically-minded folks.
I'd love to hear from you guys about what specific tools and processes you've put in place to be sure your site(s) are always online, or that you can easily put up a "down for maintenance" notice on your frontpage if your server starts throwing lots of 404's, etc.
I imagine you guys have some pretty cool mobile apps specific to your company. But anything you can share with me about me a responsible business owner would help put me at ease.
I'm afraid of scenarios in which I go out with friends on a Friday night to see movie, the site goes down, I have no idea until the next morning - and then come Monday half my userbase has evaporated.