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Best Web Hosting in India — Go Global or Stay Local?

Best Web Hosting in India — Go Global or Stay Local? 1
The majority of websites on the internet serve a global audience.

It makes sense.

That’s the whole point of the Web — connecting us regardless of our geographical boundaries.

Still, there is a fair share of businesses which, for one reason or another, choose to cater to people in a single country or region.

So how does hosting fall into all of this?

Our topic today is web hosting in India and how providers are responding to the local market demand.


India is among the fastest-growing economies in the world. GDP projections for the next four years predict a 7.2% increase. SMBs are nearing the 51 million mark. Analysts expect the IT and Business Service markets to grow to $13.9 billion by the end of…
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In short — the economy is booming!

All those emerging businesses will need a reliable web service, and this is the time for quality providers to shine.

We have hand-picked a list of companies that fully deserve to compete for the title “best web hosting in India.”

Along with the essentials, this article will also give you:

  • Detailed reviews of every host
  • How we picked the best web hosting companies in India (our methodology)
  • 5 key things to check before purchasing website hosting in India
  • The benefits of a good local provider
  • FAQ

Let’s get right into it, shall we?

What does the local market have in store for us?

Best Local Hosts

1. BigRock

+ Reliability

+ Rich set of features

+ Great support

Score A+

Price: from 89 INR / $1.24

 

BigRock is one of the many hosting companies worldwide that operate under the EIG hat. The Endurance International Group acquired BigRock for $160 million in 2014, along with three other sister companies — LogicBoxes, ResellerClub, and Webhosting.info.

Today, BigRock powers over 6 million domains, primarily operating in the Indian market.

The provider guarantees cheap web hosting in India, 99.99% uptime, and 24/7 local support.

Sounds promising, but let’s see if BR can deliver.

Features

You can choose between two server locations with BigRock — USA and India. The Indian data center is located in Mumbai, and hosting accounts there are a bit more expensive than in the US due to the different cost of servicing.

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The plans are quite robust — even the entry-level deals pack 20GB space and 100GB bandwidth.

The web servers are quite impressive— Intel Xeon E5 with 64GB RAM and CloudLinux. The Varnish web accelerator is a nice addition to that setup.

What this means for you is that you can count on a fast and secure website for your Indian clients.

Price-wise things are also looking good. You can host a single website on the Starter package for just 89 INR per month, which is a little over a dollar. If you are looking for something bigger, you can check the Pro plan or Cloud servers, at 499 INR each.

Here is one thing I noticed about website hosting services in India, though.

International hosts tend to give amazing discounts, but the fine print says you have to sign up for 1-3 years to secure the deal.

With Indian hosts, that period is most often ten years.

Ten years?

Not the best option for people with a fear of commitment.

Support

I can write a book about my horrible experiences with the EIG hosting support.

In fact, someday I probably will.

But every time I give them the benefit of the doubt because hey, who knows…

I am glad I gave BigRock a try, especially as it was last on my list of tests. I had run into such poor support with the other companies that I had little to no hopes from this provider.

What I got was instant assistance, clear answers, and an overall excellent understanding of my issues.

I guess BigRock kept its old support after the acquisition, as this was nothing like the overall uselessness of the EIG help team.

Verdict

BigRock has some of the best web hosting offers in India. The accounts provide plenty of resources, and the prices are perfectly fitted to the needs of Indian businesses. The support team is also noteworthy, as it goes way and beyond when assisting the company’s millions of customers.

2. ZNetLive

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+ SSD caching

+ DDoS protection

+ Free SSL certificate

Score A

Price: from 53 INR / $0.74

 

ZNet Technologies saw the light of day in 2009. Founder Munesh Jadoun saw an early opportunity in the emerging Indian market and managed to quickly add two more office locations with over 100 trained employees.

The hosting industry recognizes quality services quickly, and ZNet already has 26 awards and accreditations.

You do the math.

ZNet Live primarily operates in India but has also made inroads into the US market. In 2012 the company added a data center location in Texas.

Features

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Indian providers don’t usually go overboard when it comes to packing their accounts. They understand most new clients have very basic needs and use limited resources, and this is exactly what the majority of hosts offer.

ZNet Live has a different strategy.

Why not give even startups a more robust and complete deal? After all, most people start a web project with the idea to grow, right?

ZNet ensures optimal speed and performance for every client with SSD caching on its servers, a RAID 10 storage setup, and MOD_PageSpeed activated.

The Starter plan gives you a whopping 40GB storage space, more than any other entry-level deal we reviewed.

I noticed a common occurrence with most Indian hosts. If you want to host multiple websites, even if they are small blogs, you would have to opt-in for the more expensive deals.

Speaking of prices, ZNet Live is quite affordable for the market — less than $1/mo for the Starter plan.

But something was off.

The website said I could secure the best discount, 35%, with the 10-year account.

Yet, just under that, the drop-down menu stated that I get 31% off, even less than with the 5-year deal.

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I had to get to the bottom of this.

Support

ZNet addresses sales questions through a 24/7 live chat, and existing clients can benefit from phone and ticket support as well.

So off to the live chat I was…

It took me three attempts to get through, which is never a great start.

When I brought up the price discrepancies on the website, the rep was insistent the 10-year discount is 35%, even though I sent him links and screenshots.

I got frustrated at this point and was just about to leave when the operator made a final effort to check the issue.

Much to his dismay, I was right.

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Turns out there was a bug on the website when switching between the US and IN versions of the page. In the end, the rep thanked me for the feedback and got right on with fixing it.

So it is possible to get things done right with ZNet, you just have to push the company harder.

Verdict

ZNet Live is a solid choice for local businesses that want to expand their influence in India. The servers are fast. The prices are cheap. What more can you ask for? The support services can benefit from some improvement, but you can still get decent assistance from the extensive knowledge base.

3. Net4

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+ India-centric services

+ Customizable plans

+ Great prices

Score A

Price: from 30 INR / $0.75

 

Many renowned international companies like GoDaddy and HostGator operate on the Indian market. That’s why I was surprised to find a local provider topping the charts.

Net4 is the leading web hosting company in India, with a 10,04% market share.

The company offers servers spanning across seven key locations — New Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, Pune, Hyderabad, and Kolkata. This density ensures maximum coverage and speeds from any point of the country.

So what makes Net4 so unique that the majority of Indian customers trust it for their online presence?

Features

First thing I noticed on the company website is that Net4 offers quite a lot of plans.

Three plans for small businesses, three for medium ones, three for enterprises, and another trio for cPanel hosting.

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A closer look reveals that the choices are actually pretty limited. The storage space can barely handle a decent-sized project, and hosting more than one website will require you to open the wallet for the more expensive plans.

Still, there is a very cool option to customize your package with as much space as you need.

Kudos for that.

There isn’t much more to the hosting accounts — you get unlimited bandwidth, 50 subdomains, and secure FTP. Forget about free add-ons like Website Hosting Review/blog/ssl-stats/” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>SSL certificate or CDN.

The prices more than make up for the lack of features. Accounts start at 30 INR, which makes it super easy to start a new website.

Unlike other Indian hosts, Net 4 lets you benefit from the best price with any 5+ year prepayment, not just a 10-year deal.

And then comes support…

Support

I already knew Net4 was the largest Indian host, so I had high hopes for its support team.

The chat was for sales questions only, so I decided to pose as a client who needs to host 2-3 small websites.

The operator initially told me I’d need at least the 2GB plan (one of the most expensive ones).

I asked if I can get a plan for one website and add the other two as addon domains. No, not possible

Just when I was about to leave, the operator (seemingly) changed her mind — You can host more than one website on a plan with at least 500MB space.

So, just 500MB, not 2GB? Perfect!

Last confirmation — so I can host 2-3 small websites on the Advanced Plan with 500MB?

No, you’ll need a 2GB account for that.

It was a vicious cycle, and I was right in the middle of it.

To summarize, the operator gave me controversial information and did not make any effort to keep me as a client.

Verdict

Compared to the competition, Net4 isn’t the cheapest or the most feature-packed web hosting in India. Customer support is quite basic. What drives the company forward is the understanding of the ins-and-outs of the Indian market and how to tackle common issues entrepreneurs face.

So how are the international players competing in this highly specific environment?

Best Global Hosts

1. Hostinger India

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+ Fast speeds

+ 100% uptime

+ Super affordable

Score A+

Price: from 49 INR / $0.68

 

Hostinger is a Lithuania-based hosting provider established in 2004. Fast forward fifteen years, and we are now talking about a company with over 29 million customers.

Those are collective numbers from Hostinger and its subsidiaries…all 178 of them!

The provider follows a very efficient business model — it establishes local companies in untapped markets and targets clients with both free and low-cost hosting.

Hostinger offers six data center locations — in the US, the UK, Netherlands, Brazil, and the two closest to India — Indonesia and Singapore.

Features

Hostinger focuses on the mass user. The one who doesn’t know a lot but doesn’t need a lot either.

As such, its plans are not super impressive.

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The entry-level deal gives you room to operate with a single website and email account, 10 gigs of space, and 100 gigs of bandwidth.

That’s it. No free SSL. No backups. Only the bare essentials.

That being said, the speed and uptime tests of Hostinger were remarkable. The results were a great sign of a suitable environment for a fast and active website.

But when affordability comes into play, Hostinger is truly unreachable. With prices starting at just 49 INR, even local hosts struggle to keep up.

Keep in mind this is an introductory price with a 90% discount, so come renewal you will be facing a much more hair-rising bill.

Support

At the moment, Hostinger offers 24/7 assistance to potential and existing clients via live chat, tickets, and email. Phone support is unavailable.

I expected a company with so many clients to have constant workload and skip through cases without getting into much detail.

My live chat conversation with the support operator proved me wrong.

The representative joined the chat in less than 20 seconds and managed to clear my doubts swiftly and politely. He didn’t try to spam me with links from the knowledge base or push me for a quick sale.

He had just the right approach.

I enjoyed the overall level of assistance, and hopefully, the same proficiency will be shown with more complex technical issues.

Verdict

Hostinger is one of the cheapest hosting sites and an excellent choice for a web host in India. The company offers reliable services, and tons of happy customers can attest to their quality.

2. Bluehost India

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+ Great server speed

+ Unmetered storage and bandwidth

+ 30-day money-back guarantee

Score A+

Price: from 209 INR / $2.90

 

Bluehost is an EIG-owned host, one of the biggest in the industry. In fact, it’s so big it currently occupies the #5 spot, with a 2.24% market share.

The provider covers all types of services — from shared hosting, through WordPress-optimized packages, to Cloud and Dedicated servers.

One thing to know about EIG, though — it’s a massive organization flaunting billions of dollars, but it follows a strict corporate model. It acquires popular hosts and gradually replaces the staff and technology with its own, basically creating an army of clones.

Let’s just say that money rules the game with this tech giant.

As with other EIG hosts, Bluehost utilizes a colossal 50,000 square feet facility in Provo, Utah.

Features

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BH performs very well speed-wise, but the lack of servers near India makes the ping times from Bangalore less than impressive — 642 ms was the lowest score on our list.

All Bluehost accounts come with unmetered space and bandwidth, but don’t think this means you can go overboard with a large-scale project. There are tons of other resource limitations you will reach (like RAM or file count) before you grow too much.

But worry not — the host compensates with some impressive server setup.

All machines are WordPress-optimized and packed with security enhancements — ClamAV virus protection, secure FTP access, and IP blocking, to name a few.

Bluehost throws in some automatic backups as well, but those get overwritten every week, so it’s best you download a separate copy offline.

BH might not offer the cheapest web hosting plan in India, but prices are reasonable for the market.

The single website plan starts at 209 INR (about $2.90/mo), or you can go for the Pro plan and host unlimited projects for 399 INR (about $5.55/mo).

One thing you might notice is that you can switch between the US and IN. India is the more expensive option, as it supposedly places your account on a closer server location.

But wait a minute, Bluehost has servers only in Utah.

I had to find out what was going on…

Support

I tested the company live chat one afternoon.

I double-checked the server locations with the BH representative and got to my real question.

Imagine my surprise when he firmly told me Bluehost.com and Bluehost.in are completely different companies.

I mean sure, you have the same domain, website, logo, even the support email box was support@in.bluehost.com.

But no, he was insistent — it was a different company.

Nevertheless, you get 24/7 support via phone, email, and tickets with Bluehost.in, but don’t expect any in-depth assistance.

Verdict

Bluehost is a solid choice for web hosting in India. The company puts reasonable prices on its products, with an accent on the unmetered space and bandwidth. If support was on the same level, it could easily sweep the market.

3. GoDaddy India

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+ WordPress-optimized plans

+ Free daily backups

+ Malware scans

Score A

Price: from 502 INR / $6.99

 

GoDaddy is a name that needs no introduction.

After all, we are talking about the biggest web hosting provider and domain registrar worldwide. Both titles held by a large margin.

Over 9,000 employees ensure that the millions of GD customers get a quality hosting service.

The company owns a data center in Arizona and leases six more around the world — Los Angeles, Chicago, Virginia, Ashburn, Amsterdam, and Singapore.

GoDaddy spends a lot of money on sponsorship deals — IndyCar, Nascar, Super Bowl, anything that can get its name out there.

But are its hosting services tailored to the needs of the Indian market?

Let’s find out.

Features

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The first thing you will notice on the GoDaddy India website is that there are no standard shared hosting packages.

Instead, you can choose a site builder solution or a WordPress-optimized account.

Let’s choose the latter, as it gives us broader opportunities.

What do we have here?

Startups with a single website can enjoy 10 GB space and unmetered bandwidth. Free daily backups and free CDN are also part of the deal.

As it’s still a WordPress package, there are some WP-oriented perks as well.

Apart from the optimized server setup, you can benefit from automatic software and security updates, 1-click installation, and more.

The GoDaddy hosting prices don’t seem particularly oriented toward the Indian market, though.

Even the cheapest deal will cost you about 502 INR, which is $6.99/mo.

More than twice than any other host we’ve reviewed.

And that’s only an introductory discounted offer if you prepay for three years.

Geez!

Support

Customer assistance has never been GoDaddy’s strong suit.

I mostly blame the company policies for the attitude toward its paying clients.

The company doesn’t see them as humans, only as numbers on the sales board.

So why should it bother having humans serving them?

GoDaddy trains robots. I imagine you go to this huge office building, sit in your cubicle, open a doc with templated responses, and start your 8-hour shift that sometimes seems endless.

What a grueling thought…

So yeah, if you are looking for 24/7 support assistance via chat, phone, email, and tickets — you’ll get that with GoDaddy. Just don’t expect anything more than basic help and links to the knowledge base.

Verdict

When it comes to WordPress hosting in India, you might find GoDaddy’s solutions suitable to your needs. You’ve got a rich set of features and decent server power. But then you have poor performance scores, high prices, and inadequate support tipping the scales in the other direction.

Now that you’ve read our in-depth reviews of the main contenders:

Do you have a favorite for the best website hosting in India?

Here is how we picked ours…

Our Methodology

So how does it all work?

What factors and experiments are involved in ranking the best web hosting in India?

At Website Hosting Review, we strive to provide detailed information and unbiased reviews of the top hosts in various categories. This way, everyone looking for new prospects can get more ideas and save some time.

In fact, here is an Website Hosting Review/blog/web-hosting-statistics/” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>extensive article about web hosting statistics that might further help you with the choice.

One thing is for sure.

There is a range of factors that influence our analysis, but only a few hold the real power.

The sale-sealers and the deal-breakers.

Those that can easily skyrocket or bury a business.

  • Speed [1]– Is it really necessary to emphasize how crucial speed is for any online venture in 2019? If so, make a quick detour to our Website Hosting Review/blog/how-speed-affects-website/” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>infographic about the importance of website speed.
    How fast your pages load is one of the prime factors that will influence your incoming traffic, search engine ranks, even sales. We performed extensive speed tests across several platforms to outline only the best-performing hosting providers.
  • Uptime [1]– The whole point of an online website is…well…being online. Every second of downtime can have devastating effects for your business, be it scheduled or not.
    We created accounts with each host and measured the uptime statistics for over a month with tools like StatusCake. They give a good indication of how reliable the provider is in the long run.

    [1] Global providers don’t have servers in India, so we tested their services from the closest possible location.
  • Features — The bag of goodies is what often separates the best web hosting services in India from the rest. Any host can give you the bare essentials, but which ones go the extra mile to ensure you have everything you need and more?
    We analyzed the feature sets included with the shared hosting service deals and compared their usefulness, benefits, and added value. This should give you a good idea of how much bang for your buck you’re getting.
  • Support — Your technical skills and knowledge can only get you to a point. Whether it’s for a technical issue, optimization question, or billing case — sooner or later you will need support. So you better make sure your host excels at that.
    Our team outlined the range of communication channels of each host. We then tested the online representatives on several occasions and at different times of day to ensure they are up to the task.
  • Price — It all boils down to the price tag. You can find the perfect host on paper, but if you can’t afford it — it doesn’t really matter, does it?
    Our reviews don’t just cover the introductory prices most web hosts advertise for new clients. We go neck-deep in details about renewal fees, hidden and extra charges, vague terms.

At the end of the day, local entrepreneurs can’t complain about a lack of suitable choices when it comes to web hosting in India.


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But potential clients need to be careful, as not everyone is reliable enough to handle the specifics of their Indian-based business.

Here are five essentials to check before you make the final leap.

Five Things to Check Before You Choose Your New Web Host

So what research we can do by ourselves to ensure we pick the best hosting service for our needs?

  • Connectivity Speed

Your connectivity speed is just as important as your website speed, especially in the early stages of building a website.

When your server is sluggish, you are in all kinds of trouble.

File uploads and downloads are slow.

Traffic is congested.

Server timeouts start bothering you frequently…

So you see, even if your host utilizes a data center in the heart of India, your speeds can still be insufficient.

But worry not!

You can test the server speed of a potential provider even before you become a client.

Simply contact your shortlisted candidates and tell them you want to test their server response time. They should give you a test file hosted on one of their machines. You just need to download the file and see how fast that goes.

  • Sales Assistance

How your hosting provider reacts in times of technical difficulties or site attacks is an excellent indicator of its support capabilities. In reality, no host is safe from breaches, even the best Indian websites. How they handle the pressure separates the best from the rest.

Luckily, proper support is incredibly hard to come by, so you can spot it from a simple sales conversation.

Checking the host’s responses in the live chat before you purchase is a must.

Ask the rep some general stuff but also experiment with some tricky questions, especially if you know what you’re talking about.

Average support will give you short, templated responses, push links, and generally miss the details.

Excellent support will be proactive, ask you questions to understand your case, and generally treat you as a friend.

  • Pricing Structure

Looking at what hosting sites in India can offer, we can easily be swayed by the bold promises and amazingly low prices.

So much so that we tend to forget to check the fine print.

Promotional period.

Renewal prices.

Extra fees involved.

Costs can quickly spiral out of control and eat up your entire hosting budget.

Before you make your final decision, have a quick chat with the support about their pricing structure. This way, you can see if the cost-to-quality ratio suits you and make long-term budgeting plans.

  • Data Center Locations

If 90% of your visitors come from Indian IPs, it would make the most sense to get web hosting services in India.

The logic is obvious.

The closer your hosting servers are to your visitors, the less distance your information has to travel to reach them.

In short — your website gets even faster.

Contact your shortlisted hosts and confirm all available server locations with them. Even if they don’t offer a data center in India, you can look for nearby geographical locations.

  • Online Reviews

In the age of technology and social media, people are not shy to share their opinions.

Especially if they are unhappy.

Many hosts also share customer reviews, but they often appear moderated and fake. Any WordPress testimonial plugin lets the site owner disguise himself as a happy customer and leave heaps of self-praise.

So, take the info on the company website with a pinch of salt and do your own research. There are tons of trusted review platforms (like Website Hosting Review/blog/how-speed-affects-website/” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>TrustPilot and WebHostingGeeks) where you can find opinions from real hosting customers.

Look for frequent issues — are many clients reporting downtimes or maybe poor support experiences?

Gather as much info as possible to avoid biased feedback from disgruntled customers who didn’t have their way.

The Importance of a Good Local Web Host

Taking into account all the above factors, there are clear benefits in opting-in for hosting in India

Namely:

  • Servers close to your target audience
  • Optimized speeds
  • Support in your native language
  • Services tailored to the market

That being said, many local hosts are still inferior to the top US and European providers. So make sure to keep an open mind when choosing your new hosting partner.

Conclusion

India presents fantastic opportunities for web hosts to expand their presence on one of the biggest (and still untapped) markets in 2019.

Just imagine.

Not only do you have millions of businesses without a digital presence, but 800+ new startups pop up every year as well.

Doesn’t matter if you provide server hosting in India or on a global scale — you have to try and take a piece of the pie.

Your sales numbers will be the best reward!

FAQ

Q: How much does web hosting cost in India?

A: There is a significant difference between local and global hosts, both feature- and price-wise. Even the best web hosting in India will come at around 100-200 INR ($1-3), which is great, but you can expect minimal resources. You don’t have such a problem with global hosting providers, but starting prices are 2-3 times higher than offers from Indian-based companies.

Q: Is Bluehost good for India?

A: BlueHost is one of the providers on our list because it shows a great balance between features and their cost. The company has long experience, solutions for any-sized businesses, and prices in tune with the market. The best thing is that the customer service team resides in India, so you can always get someone who knows the local culture and its peculiarities.

Q: How can I start a web hosting company in India?

A: You can launch your own web hosting in India without much effort. You actually have two options:

a/ Buy and own a server

b/ Rent a server from a reliable host and resell its services

Whichever you choose, you can start a company and get your first clients in no time.  

 

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Best Website Hosting in the UK — Go Global or Stay Local?

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Did you know that while all the major hosting players are from the US, most European clients prefer the services of local providers?


In Italy, eight out of the ten biggest hosts are Italian. In Germany, that number is nine out of ten.
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So what’s the situation in the United Kingdom?

When we look at the 10 best website hosting UK companies, the preference for local providers is apparent. UK hosts firmly occupy the first nine spots, and only Rackspace manages to breach the ranks at #10.

It’s not a big surprise, really.

If your target audience resides primarily in the UK, it makes perfect sense to choose a local provider. Delivery speeds will be faster, and customer support will be aware of the specific needs of the client…

But there is even more to it.

Brexit.

The UK’s expected divorce with the EU carries a lot of questions for global providers:

What happens with EU-related domain names?

How will the UK alter GDPR laws?

Will the London-based financial companies move their data to the supposedly safer EU environment?

How will Brexit affect the hosting prices?

The United Kingdom faces a hazy future, that’s for sure.

But certain UK web hosting providers seem well-prepared for what tomorrow might hold. Here are some of the top choices on the market.

BEST UK LOCAL HOSTS

1. UK2 Hosting

+ Affordable prices

+ Multisite hosting

+ Helpful support

Score A+

Price: from £1.99/mo + 20% VAT

UK2 Hosting has been around for a while. More than two decades to be exact.

The question is: Has it put that experience to good use?

Let’s see what the numbers have to say.


UK2 Hosting has registered over 1 million domains and powers thousands of websites for clients from 200+ countries.
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The impressive numbers are no surprise, really. The company is part of the UK2 Group, which is owned by The Hut Group, one of the UK’s few unicorns (startups that reached $1 billion in value).

The UK team utilizes a spacious London office, the same location in which their shared servers reside.

Timely assistance shouldn’t be a problem then.

Features

UK2 Hosting divides its shared plans to best answer the needs of various businesses:

  • Essential — for startups and small blogs.
  • Business — for multiple websites.
  • Business Premium/Cloud — for complex setups and resource-heavy projects.

I found the UK2 packages pretty robust in terms of features.

The company provides UK unlimited hosting space and bandwidth plus the ability to host ten websites even on the lowest plan. That comes with no limits on the number of mailboxes (up to 10GB each) and subdomains.

Should you choose one of the yearly billing plans, you can also secure a free domain name. And yes, that domain name remains cost-free as long as you renew the hosting account.

The UK2 prices are some of the most affordable I’ve found in my research of the UK market. Accounts start at just £1.99/mo, and you can secure the rate for up to two years.

As with most hosts, renewal prices are steeper than the introductory deal, and with UK2 you can expect a bill of around £5.95/mo.

The provider advertises even more affordable packages called Cheap Web Hosting, but they aren’t that low-cost (starting from £1.49/mo) and quite limited in resources.

Support

You can get sales assistance from UK2 via live chat and phone. The problem is they are not even 24/7 — help is available only between 9-17 GMT, Monday to Friday.

At least you can contact Tech Support at any time, but you can only use the phone and the ticketing system for them. Live chat is a no-no.

I gave the sales chat a spin a few times with some questions.

I was a bit annoyed that it never connected me instantly — I was always first in the queue but still waited for a good couple of minutes before getting through.

It was smooth sailing from there on, though.

Every time I got a pleasant, patient operator, ready to clear the air about pretty much everything — data centers, server specs, billing policies.

Such an attitude tells me the guys at UK2 are straight-shooters, which is good enough for me.

Verdict

UK2 offers enough versatility and hands-on support to top the ranks for best UK website hosting in 2019. The provider has a long experience in web services and certainly puts it to good use. A suitable choice for both startups and more complex enterprise projects.

2. tsoHost

+ Optimized speeds

+ Free site migration

+ Free daily backups

Score A

Price: from £2.92+ 20% VAT

One of the most popular UK WordPress hosting providers first appeared 15 years ago as a domain registrar. Gradually adding new products and services, the company is now present in the VPS, Cloud, Dedicated, and Reseller hosting niches.

The tsoHost team operates from two offices, in the UK and Bulgaria. The focus on the local audience is apparent, as the company utilizes a single data center in Slough.

tsoHost relies on three strong principles:

  1. We know hosting back to front.
  2. Customer service with caliber.
  3. We keep things simple.

Features

This provider lets you choose between three distinct plans — Startup, Business, and Ecommerce. They allow you to host up to three, eight, or twenty websites respectively.

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The packages seem very well-rounded.

Fast servers and data center connection ensure optimal performance.

Firewalls, 24/7 monitoring, and daily backups enhance your security.

Prompt customer service and free service migrations make your life easier.

In short, you’ve got your bases covered.

The price tags for such feature-rich accounts are actually quite affordable. Starting at £2.92/mo (VAT excluded), it might not be the cheapest solutions out there, but it’s certainly one of the most cost-effective.

Support

So how can a service win the title Best Web Hosting in the UK?

For starters, providing excellent support wouldn’t hurt.

You can contact the tsoHost team via chat, phone, and tickets, but only the latter is available 24/7. The other two channels are present only between 7 am GMT and midnight.

My first live chat contact hit a quick bump. I got connected quickly, but then the whole tsoHost website went down and took some time to recover.

Not the best first impression, but not enough to give a final verdict.

Second time around, things went way smoother. The operator was quick to connect and reply, answered all my queries, and pointed out the best plan for my needs.

GoDaddy owns the tsoHost brand, so it’s even more surprising this UK provider still manages to provide reliable customer support.

Verdict

You will often stumble upon the tsoHost name when searching for UK website hosting. The company is known for its stellar services and enough resource allocation for small and medium businesses. Online reviews reaffirm the excellent impressions of tsoHost and help rank the provider among the best in the niche.

3. Fasthosts

+ Smart SSD storage

+ Intelligent load balancing

+ Free SSL certificate

Score A

Price: from £2.50/mo + 20% VAT

Imagine you are 17 again and you have an IT project for school but can’t seem to find a suitable environment for it.

What do you do?

Yeah, I’d probably leave it and move on as well.

Well, high school student Andrew Michael thought otherwise. He went ahead and created his own hosting company to best cater to his needs. That’s how Fasthosts was born back in 1999.

Two decades later, the numbers are more than impressive. Fasthosts cares for 411,000+ websites and 1.4+ million domain names. Nearly 260,000 customers trust the company and make it one of the most recommended hosts in the UK.

All the magic happens in Gloucester where Fasthosts house both their offices and data centers.

Features

FH clients enjoy a lot of benefits, starting with the web servers. The machines utilize a clustered architecture which ensures there is no single point of failure, so your website can remain online even during maintenance and upgrades.

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All plans include SSD storage, which is great for Website Hosting Review/blog/speed-up-website/” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>speeding up your website. Performance-wise things are looking even better when Fasthosts adds intelligent load balancing. This setup helps spread your site across multiple servers and load it from the fastest possible path.

The actual accounts are not too shabby either.

You’ve got everything needed to start and grow an online business — unlimited mailboxes, SSH access, subdomains, one click WP install, the works.

One unusual limitation is 100MB on mailboxes, which is pretty low. But as far as I understood from support, I can upgrade a few of them to 2GB.

Support

Here is where things got a bit confusing.

Looking at the website, it seems that apart from the tutorial archive, Fasthosts offer phone and email assistance. Yet, on some pages, they also mention a live chat. As I failed to find it myself, I had to resort to Google and found an article in their knowledge base.

“You can start a chat session through the support site, but you must be logged in to Fasthosts to do so.”

Oooooooh, now you tell me.

Alright then, let’s send a few sales questions over email.

My replies arrived within the hour.

Frankly, I was not too impressed. While the operator answered every query, the info did not contain any details and just raised more questions.

For example, I asked where their data centers were, provided I needed excellent connectivity to the United Kingdom.

The answer? In the UK. Plain and simple.

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Really?

As if I hadn’t noticed that from your domain, website, hosting offers, and all that. I got an exact location only after a second email.

Same went for renewal pricing and support communication channels — five-word replies without much effort to help the client and a lot of emails going back and forth.

Verdict

Fasthosts provides one of the best website hosting in the UK, especially if you are looking to host a single project. The servers are fast and secure, and the accounts are reasonably-priced. I’d like to see the company put more effort into its support services, but an overall great job.

4. eUKhost

+ Host unlimited websites

+ Multiple UK locations

+ Robust infrastructure

Score B+

Price: from £3.33/mo (VAT included)


eUKhost is one of the oldest and well known UK hosts. The company takes care of 35,000+ clients and their 150,000+ domains on a daily basis.
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The prominent UK provider is present in all major niches in the industry — shared hosting, email hosting, VPS and Dedicated servers, Cloud services. You can choose between a Linux and Windows environment for each of those offers.

eUKhost avoids putting all eggs in one basket and rents servers in three datacenter locations — Maidenhead, Wakefield, and Nottingham.

So you’ve got a lot of choices, that’s abundantly clear. It’s now a question of how good they are…

Features

Let’s take a look at the Linux cPanel packages:

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First thing you might notice is they don’t offer a lot in terms of storage capacity, especially compared to other hosts, like tsoHost or Fasthosts. 2GB for the Basic plan is not nearly enough in the long run, even if you are just starting off.

And here’s the thing about “Unmetered” resources — hosts often play around with that term too much.

What do I mean?

The eUKhost’s Terms&Conditions have the key:

“In cases where any account, as per our discretion, has been identified to be using bandwidth to an extent which may affect other customers, we reserve the right to warn, suspend, terminate or – with prior notice to the client – charge additional fees…”

In short — if we don’t like what we see, we may act as we please.

Price-wise eUKhost falls somewhere in the middle — the £3.33/mo total translates to around £2.77 without VAT, which is a reasonable price for any reliable UK host.

Support

No one can say eUK host doesn’t provide proper care for its clients. The company is present across-the-board with live chat, phone, ticketing, and contact forms.

All available 24/7 and easy to find.

The live chat queue prepared me for a five-minute wait, but luckily, I got connected in less than one. The operator did well with my basic queries, but when I threw him a curveball, his defenses quickly started crumbling.

– So I see you have WordPress packages, how are they different from the standard Shared plans?

– They are optimized for WordPress websites.

– Ok…but optimized how? What makes them different?

– They have more storage space than the standard plans.

*sigh*

– Well, more disk space isn’t really a WP optimization, is it?

At this point, I gave him an easy way out — just tell me this is only for marketing purposes and I don’t really get anything different. But no, he had another brilliant counter-attack:

– WordPress optimizations cannot be measured dynamically.

I tried to explain to him how little sense that reply makes but to no avail.

Oh well, I’ll know not to get way too technical…hopefully I won’t need to.

Verdict

eUKhost is a formidable provider with long experience and powerful web servers. Some reviews find it the best web hosting for small business owners in the UK, but I think there are better choices out there. The accounts are bare-boned, and support doesn’t seem to have much in-depth knowledge. Still, you can find it suitable for testing purposes and small personal projects.

BEST UK GLOBAL HOSTS

1. SiteGround

+ Ultimate performance

+ Exceptional support

+ Best for WordPress

Score A+

Price: from £2.95/mo + 20% VAT

One of the biggest global hosts has a strong presence in the UK market.

Part of it is because the provider has servers in London.

The other part is because it’s just a great company.

SiteGround was established in 2004 and quickly gained recognition as a host that wants to change the status quo. It did that by setting a new bar for customer support services while still keeping a watchful eye out for technology innovations.

The result is over 2 million hosted domains and 500+ trusted employees in five international offices.

Features

SiteGround has aptly named its shared hosting plans StartUp, GrowBig, and GoGeek.

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As you can see, StartUp is suited for a single project, while the latter two can host unlimited websites within the confines of the storage space.

But we are just getting started.

You get а superfast SSD storage, a free CDN, and a unique account isolation setup so bad neighbors can’t bring troubles to your doorstep.

You hear that hackers? You better beware!

SiteGround solidifies each server with anti-spam and malware software solutions, anti-hack systems, and constant security patches.

I can go on like that all day. Very rarely can you get so much on such a simple shared plan.

Quality comes at a price, but with SG, it seems well worth it.

You can get Siteground UK Web Hosting at prices starting from £2.99/mo, which carries a discount of nearly 70%. Come renewal you can expect an £8.95/mo rate for the StartUp deal.

Support

There isn’t enough praise in the world to describe SiteGround’s level of support services.

It’s like eating oatmeal and raisins your whole life before trying ice cream.

I can safely say that a good 90% of the hosting industry is oatmeal and raisins.

I’ve never waited to connect to a chat with SiteGround, and it always felt more like speaking to a friend than a corporate representative you’ve only just met.

Technical support is available only via phone and ticketing, but even the sales operators are knowledgeable enough to provide first level support.

All channels are open 24/7, so you won’t be left on your own, regardless of the time or date.

Verdict

Few can come close to SiteGround when it comes to competing for the best website hosting in the UK. The host is a perfect choice for WordPress users or any businesses with a long-term growth plan. The SiteGround team is always there when you need assistance. Servers are performance-optimized with unique account isolation.

What more can you ask for?

2. Hostinger

+ Unbeatable prices

+ Custom control panel

+ Litespeed servers

Score A

Price: from £0.99/mo + 20% VAT

When you ask Google about cheap web hosting in the UK, you will probably get Hostinger in a lot of the search results.

The Lithuanian provider is for all of you novice webmasters on a tight budget.

Hostinger’s epic journey to success started in 2004.

Instead of puffing chests with the big global hosts, this enterprise had another idea. By establishing subsidiaries in every major and emerging market, it was able to target small entrepreneurs with free or low-cost hosting services.

The strategy proved a huge success, and today, Hostinger serves over 29 million clients in 178 countries.

To ensure their optimal experience, the provider utilizes seven data centers across the globe — in the UK, the US, Netherlands, Lithuania, Singapore, Indonesia, and Brazil.

Features

The Hostinger website reveals a choice of three shared package plans — Single, Premium, and Business.

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Yes, you see that correctly — the lowest plan is under a pound per month.

Don’t miss the fine print, though — this is a whopping 90% discount so the renewal rate will quickly jump to a tenner. In such cases, I always advise the client — if you like what you see, get it for as long as possible.

Worst-case scenario — you can cancel within the first 30 days and get a refund.

I consider Hostinger the exact opposite of SiteGround — here you benefit from an unmatchable price, but at the cost of extra features.

You only get the bare essentials, especially with the Single plan — one website, one database, one email account.

A free domain option is only available in the Premium plan, while SSL certificates and daily backups come with the Business one.

Still, Hostinger ensures that everything is spotless under the hood. You’ve got server-level caching for optimal speeds, advanced DDoS protection for extra security, and real-time monitoring for constant uptime.

Not much added but certainly a solid base.

Support

When you land on Hostinger’s Contact Us page, you will see a big red “Let’s Chat” button.

This might give you the impression that you are about to chat with a company operator.

Well, your impressions are wrong.

I don’t mind providers that only offer phone and email support. These methods often work better for some issues, especially technical ones.

But don’t mislead me into thinking I have a chat option when in reality, I don’t.

*rant over*

Anyway, I sent a few questions in a ticket and got my response within 15 minutes. The operator cleared my doubts and went the extra mile to suggest a suitable package for me.

I just hope the support operators will be so swift if my site goes down and I don’t know what to do.

Verdict

Hostinger is one of the best UK hosting providers, and you will struggle to find a better quality solution at such a low price. The company understands the needs of every market it penetrates, so small and medium UK businesses can seriously consider this option for their first venture in hosting.

3. FastComet

+ Feature-packed accounts

+ Top-level support

+ Big choice of server locations

Score A

Price: from £3.26/mo (VAT included)

FastComet didn’t need more than a few years to make a name for itself. The company already had a core team with combined decades of experience working for other hosts.

That was crucial, as FastComet knew precisely what to change and how to make the industry better.

In just five years, the provider grew to 70 employees and 50,000 active clients.

A sure sign it’s doing something right.

Worldwide coverage is no biggie — FastComet has servers in Chicago, Dallas, Newark, Toronto, Frankfurt, Amsterdam, London, Singapore, Tokyo, and Mumbai.

Talk about an impressive array of server locations.

Features

Packed with the ultra-fast SSD technology, FastComet’s shared services give a lot more than your run-of-the-mill hosting solution:

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I mean, not many other providers can say they add daily backups, CDN, SSL, and BitNinja security for free in each package.

We are talking about a complete solution from the get-go.

I was delighted to find out the resource limitations for each plan were clearly stated on the website, not just cleverly hidden in the ToS. Such honesty speaks volumes to many potential clients.

If you are on the market for the best website hosting in the UK in terms of performance, the FastCloud Extra plan may very well be a crowd favorite. Starting at £8.20/mo, it gives you a ton of server optimizations, like Varnish, Memcached, APC, and OPCache.

If you feel that’s overkill, you can start with a single project on the £3.26/mo plan and grow from there.

You’ve got a 45-day money-back guarantee in case things go south and you want to cancel.

Support

The policy of honesty and personal relations with the client reflects on FastComet’s support services as well.

The company takes pride in its team, and you can meet them all on the website’s About Us page.

I still wanted to speak with the people behind the photos, so I headed to the live chat.

Got connected immediately and started shooting questions like a complete newbie. The operator showed a lot of patience and didn’t just give me two-word replies.

He sounded sure in his replies and didn’t take time to check each bit of info.

FastComet advertises 24/7/365 support via phone, chat, and tickets. If the level of quality of technical assistance is the same as I got from Sales, then every FC client is a happy camper.

Verdict

FastComet is one of the most reliable website hosts in the UK for a reason. It’s a one-stop-shop where you can get hosting, domains, servers, and add-ons like an SSL certificate. Not the cheapest one out there, but who wants to associate a serious business with the “cheap” label?

Our Methodology

Finding the most trusted web hosts in the UK was no easy task.

Online reviews often come from affiliates or paid supporters, so I had to check things out myself.

I ran performance tests and tested the customer assistance of over 20 hosting companies before shortlisting four local and three global providers with a UK presence.

My rigorous process sifted the contenders based on the essential elements that make up a good host. Those are the factors that most often influence client decisions and tip the scales in favor of the most reliable UK hosting companies.

  • Speed — there are a lot of Website Hosting Review/blog/speed-up-wordpress/” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>things you can do to speed up your website. But if your whole setup is on a slow and crammed server, your efforts will prove fruitless. After all, a fish rots from the head down.
    I cross-examined the speed test results from several third-party platforms, like Pingdom and GTMetrix, to ensure more realistic results. For maximum precision, I also ran the checks at least three times in a period of one month.
  • Uptime — you can have the fastest and best-looking website, but if it’s not online for everyone to see, what’s the point? Uptime guarantees are one of the first things to check with any potential hosting solution.
    I tracked uptime statistics with the StatusCake monitoring system and collected results over a 1+ month period. When downtimes occurred, I always checked if scheduled maintenance was the culprit.
  • Features — a great host always pampers its guests. If server resources are the core of your account, the extra goodies and services are the cherry on top. Don’t just look for the bare minimum — after all, your goal is to grow your business.
    My research dissected the UK shared hosting packages of the top providers and outlined what you can expect once you become a client. A search for the good, the bad, and the non-existent features.
  • Support — hosting providers rarely focus on perfecting their customer services, when in fact, this would be one of their best selling points. 24/7 support might be an industry standard, but how many hosts are actually doing it right?
    I took one for the team and put myself through loads of sales and support conversations to determine which company can best satisfy the growing needs of the UK market. This included tests of the live chat and ticketing of all contenders.
  • Price — at the end of the day, it all boils down to the price tag. People always look for affordable solutions, especially when they are on a tight budget.
    The providers on this list have all shown a very promising cost-to-feature ratio, but some still managed to impress with fantastic price cuts.

The best thing is that you don’t just have to take my word for it.

There are some additional checks you can do on your own to guarantee you pick the best web hosting in the UK.

Five Things to Check Before Buying from a UK Provider

1. Connectivity Speed

Your connectivity speed outlines how fast your server can respond and how quickly you can upload/download content. While this is not particularly helpful in determining key factors like server load and performance under stress, you can still get a good general idea of its capabilities.

Most hosting providers have a test file available for download from every data center location. If you can’t find it, simply ask the support team for assistance.

2. Sales Assistance

See how many times I’ve mentioned the hosting support throughout this text? After so many years in the hosting industry, even I frequently find myself in need of some quick clarifications. I can only imagine how a novice user might feel…

More often than not, hosts offer a 24/7 live chat for new clients, while technical assistance for existing ones goes through the phone/ticket channels. Still, a polite and knowledgeable sales operator is always a promising sign of similarly adequate support.

3. Pricing Structure

You can see the flashing ads everywhere.

Web hosting for just $3.95/mo!

Amazing deals starting from $1.99/mo!

Buy now for just $0.80/mo!

The promos can easily make your head spin. But that’s exactly what they are at the end of the day — promotions. They can be so mouthwatering that we often rush in without checking all the details.

Renewal prices.

Length of contract.

Usage limitations.

Domain ownership.

Make sure you confirm all those things to avoid unpleasant surprises.

4. Data Center Locations

You want your website to be as close to your target audience as possible. Especially if they are mostly in the same location. You would look for an Indian host to serve your clients in India. And if you want to conquer the UK market, you would search for the best web hosting in the UK.

The web servers are vital for your website speed, so housing them under a secure roof is a great start.

5. Online Reviews

It’s in our nature to want to share our experiences. Especially bad ones. That’s crucial for online businesses, as 72% of all potential clients make their decisions only after reading the reviews of a company.

If you dig hard enough, you can find cult-like praises and horrible complaints about pretty much every hosting provider. The bigger they are — the harder they fall. Take your time to figure out if there are any common issues and threats and how the host deals with them. Not every accusation is legit, and the same goes for the compliments. Take everything with a pinch of salt.

Importance of a Good Local Host

Let’s face it.

There are many advantages in choosing a company of international renown as your hosting provider. But local hosts exist for a reason. Some geolocation benefits that you just can’t beat. Namely:

  • local data centers
  • faster delivery speeds
  • native support
  • personalized approach
  • better understanding of the local environment

See?

UK web hosting services exist for a reason. This buzzing market is in constant need of reliable online solutions, and local companies should be quick to deliver if they want to stay in the game.

Conclusion

So what do you think of our UK hosting comparison?

Do you believe it can help you choose a new host?

Or are you missing something?

I tried to be as detailed as possible, but there’s always the chance I left something useful out. After all, the UK market is huge, and online businesses have extremely diverse needs and expectations.

Some clients look for performance. Others are all about support. But most can agree on one thing — if their audience is mostly in the United Kingdom, then local hosting is the way to go.

Especially with Brexit looming…

FAQ

Q: What website host should I use in the UK?

A: The first thing you should determine is where your business will operate. If you want to cover audiences from all over the world, there are plenty of global hosts with an international presence. But if you don’t plan to cater to such a large crowd, you should first check the best hosting options in the UK and go from there.

Q: What is the best web hosting provider in the UK?

A: The United Kingdom is one of the preferred destinations for hosting in Europe, so local providers have a big pool of potential customers. While it’s impossible to pinpoint a single best one, there are a few preferred choices that flaunt reliable services and knowledgeable support. Those include tsoHost, eUKhost, and Fasthosts.

Q: Which is the fastest web hosting provider in the UK?

A: No web host can truly be called “the fastest.” There are just too many factors involved — the specifics of the client’s project, the load on the servers, the proximity to the server that runs the speed test. Still, some hosts generally perform better than others. Our breakdown of the best website hosting in the UK revealed that SiteGround (global) and tsoHost (local) are some choices that will rarely let you down.

 

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CAPRE’s Data Center Round Up for September 10, 2019

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Check out the latest in deals, development and disruptive technology in the data center industry for September 10, 2019:

  • Aligned Energy Expands Its Dallas Data Center Campus: Aligned Energy, a leading data center provider offering innovative, sustainable and adaptable colocation and build-to-scale solutions for cloud, enterprise and managed service providers, announces an 8 MW expansion of its Dallas, Texas-area data center, DFW-01. The expansion at the 19-acre campus, which at full build-out will support a 375,000 square-foot, 60 MW facility, is in response to rising customer demand for Aligned’s adaptive and intelligent infrastructure solutions.
  • 365 Data Centers Acquires Premier New Jersey Data Center and Secures Significant Growth Capital from Turning Rock Partners and Existing Ownership: 365 Data Centers, a leading provider of cloud, connectivity, and data center services for enterprise, carrier, and content customers, announces the addition of an 11th data center to its growing portfolio with the acquisition of NYI-NJ, a Bridgewater, New Jersey facility. The 25,000-square-foot data center offers an immediate 2.3MW of capacity 40 miles from New York City. The acquired business will be quickly integrated, with resilient connectivity, into 365’s existing platform of 10 data centers, 20 additional network PoPs, and cloud on-ramps. This New Jersey addition further enhances 365’s geographically diverse, interconnected data centers in Boca Raton, Buffalo, Chicago, Detroit, Fort Lauderdale, Indianapolis, Nashville, Philadelphia, New York City, and Tampa. The transaction adds over 120 enterprise customers and increases the carrier network PoPs within 365’s network-centric ecosystem to 150.
  • Apstra Expands Leadership Team to Accelerate Software-First Multi-Vendor Intent-Based Networking: Apstra has announced that Herb Schneider has joined the company as vice president of engineering and will head all engineering efforts for the company. In addition, Dave Butler will handle Apstra’s business development efforts globally, as well as spearhead Apstra’s investment into its growing partner ecosystem. Schneider and Butler are seasoned strategic leaders who each brings more than 30 years of experience to Apstra at a time when the company is empowering network operators, changing the competitive landscape, and simplifying how companies design, build and operate next generation data center networks.
  • Sierra Wireless Appoints Lori O’Neill to Board of Directors: Sierra Wireless has announced the appointment of Lori O’Neill, FCPA, FCA, CPA, ICD.D, to the company’s Board of Directors. Ms. O’Neill is an experienced independent corporate director, financial executive and advisor to growth-oriented companies. Ms. O’Neill started her career with Deloitte & Touche LLP in 1988, and she served as Audit Partner from 1996 to 2012. She is a board member for Constellation Software, as well as a board member and chair of the Audit Committee for Pythian Group Inc., the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation and Hydro Ottawa. Ms. O’Neill also serves as a board member for Ashbury College and the University of Ottawa Heart Institute. She graduated from Carleton University with a Bachelor of Commerce Highest Honors. 
  • Telenor Selects Fortinet to Deliver One of the Nordic Region’s First Secure SD-WAN Services: Fortinet, a global leader in broad, integrated and automated cybersecurity solutions, has been chosen by Telenor Sweden, a part of Telenor Group – one of the world’s largest mobile operators, to deliver its new, next-generation SD-WAN network, which aims to help customers gain increased agility, flexibility and security to drive digital transformation adoption. With its unique carrier-grade Secure SD-WAN solution, Fortinet has enabled Telenor to become one of the very first operators in the Nordic market to launch a secure SD-WAN service.

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Data Center Company STACK Announces Plans for Expansion in Portland, Oregon

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STACK INFRASTRUCTURE has announced plans for expansion in Portland, Oregon, a leading U.S. data center market where STACK has deep roots.

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