Providence, Utah – (The Hosting News) – November 12, 2008 – British web hosting company, and high bandwidth dedicated hosting provider, UK-2 Group, has acquired Utah-based WestHost.com, completing its program of growth-by-acquisition in the US Hosting Market.
Ditlev Bredahl of UK2 noted, ”I’ve followed WestHost for years, and I have always been impressed with their quality of service, respect for their clients and great offerings. I want to assure all WestHost clients that they are not going to see any changes in that kind of personal service. We’re keeping the data center in Utah open, because a local presence is important, and we’re keeping the excellent staff there.”
UK2 Group will continue to operate WestHost’s data center in Salt Lake City, as well as offices in Logan, UT, and will maintain WestHost’s high levels of personal service by retaining all key personnel.
UK2.net, flagship member of the UK2 Group family of companies, has operated successfully for 10 years. In that time it has sold over one million domain names and currently hosts hundreds of thousands of Web domains.
In December, 2007, UK2 Group began a program of growth-by-acquistion in the US market by acquiring Midphase.com. WestHost is the final acquisition of that program. The company says its focus now will be on optimizing all its hosting operations and strengthening its position in the market.
Brian Chambers, WestHost’s General Manager remarked, ”I assure all our loyal WestHost clients that our team will continue to provide the same high level of service they have grown to expect. There are no plans to move our support department, or to change the people we already have in place. Quality of service and excellent staff are what WestHost is known for. We are excited about the transition and look forward to many more years of serving our growing client base.”
As part of the transition, the company has put together a core team of UK2Group and WestHost management to personally reply to all questions, comments, concerns and other feedback from WestHost clients.
Since 1998, WestHost.com has been an affordable web hosting provider and a leader in the Web hosting industry, helping thousands of businesses worldwide enjoy low cost internet services and to become more successful, efficient, and competitive. WestHost currently host over 70,000 web sites. WestHost flexible and scalable services, including Shared Web Hosting, Dedicated Servers, Reseller Hosting, Domain Registration, E-commerce Tools, and Merchant Account solutions.
UK2.Net has been in the web hosting industry since 1998. The company has sold over a million domain names, and hosted thousands of websites with dedicated servers for customers in various countries. Some of the recent improvements in its products and services has included: new UK based call centre, 24/7 live online support and new product packages. UK2 is a major shareholder of the merged Redbus Interhouse and Telecity group (one of the biggest colocation managed data centers in Europe).
UK2 Group, a major player in the hosting industry since the late nineties, provides domain name registration and web hosting services to many clients through its family of hosting brands – UK2.net, US2.net, midPhase Services, AN Hosting, Autica and Resell.biz. The group operates its services out of several state of the art, multi-million dollar data centres and are committed to providing reliable, secure and great value products and services, underpinned with excellent support. UK2 Group is accredited by ICANN (the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) to provide .com, .biz, .info, .net, .org, .jobs, .name and .pro gTLD’s to its clients.
To learn more about WestHost, please visit: www.westhost.com.
For more about UK2 Group, please visit: www.uk2.net.