(The Hosting News) – Global hosting provider LeaseWeb, today announced that it has been selected by Kelkoo, the European shopping comparison website, as its hosting provider. Under the terms of the agreement, LeaseWeb will provide the high performance, colocation, high availability internet connectivity and network support required to ensure quality of service for Kelkoo’s online customers, currently spanning ten countries across Europe.
With a rapidly growing flow of users to its website throughout the year, especially around peak holiday sales periods, Kelkoo required a hosting provider with the capacity and scalability to support sudden increases in traffic. This would ensure virtually no downtime on the site and an optimum page display time to provide the best customer experience for Kelkoo customers.
“We needed a company that could rapidly meet our hosting requirements, whatever our future plans and audience growth,” said Laurent Metzger, chief technical officer of Kelkoo. “The increasing number of merchandise and vendors Kelkoo manages, together with a growing need for more frequent product data updates, means we require a fast and scalable internet infrastructure. Capacity growth has to be cost-effective and seamless to ensure the website is always available to customers.”
Taking advantage of LeaseWeb’s huge hosting network capacity of 1 terabits per second; and speedy connections via the best global telecom carriers and internet exchanges, Kelkoo has selected LeaseWeb’s rack hosting solution. This includes over 13 racks, which can be easily and quickly adjusted, providing Kelkoo with the optimum service, as well as the flexibility to meet customer growth demands. Traffic load balancing provided by LeaseWeb also ensures efficient traffic handling to meet surges during busy periods while always maintaining superb network stability.
“When Kelkoo requires further network capacity, LeaseWeb will be able to provide a solution on demand,” added Metzger. “With ample spare capacity we were confident that growth would not be an issue for us with LeaseWeb as our hosting provider. For our customers an exceptionally stable internet service is a prerequisite to a good experience on the site, which is vital to our continued commercial success and growth.”
Ruud Mous, commercial director of LeaseWeb, commented: “We are proud to have been selected by Kelkoo and confident that our 24/7 support system and technically advanced hosting capabilities can support Kelkoo’s demanding requirements. No downtime is hugely important to a shopping website and LeaseWeb boasts 99.999% uptime, which is ideal for Kelkoo. LeaseWeb aims to give customers peace of mind by providing an extremely reliable and scalable hosting environment to allow our clients to focus on growing their business.”