Houston, Texas – (The Hosting News) – April 6, 2007 – Privately held dedicated hosting company, The Planet, along with shared and reseller hosting provider, Site5, have agreed that The Planet will provide infrastructure on an exclusive basis, for Site5’s consolidated hosting platform.
Under the terms of the agreement,
Site5 will become one of The Planetâ€™s largest customers, with more than 250 servers located in its world-class Houston and Dallas data centers. The integration is scheduled for completion in mid-July.
Financial terms were not disclosed.
Founded in 1999 and headquartered in San Ramon, Calif., Site5 provides hosting services to more than 25,000 customers around the world. The company also hosts 188,000 domain names across its broad portfolio of shared and reseller hosting services.
Matt Lightner, Chief Executive Officer at Site5 remarked, â€œAt Site5, we continue to grow our business based on the service, price performance and exclusive features we provide our customers. Over the past eight years, we have continued to evaluate data center environments, looking for a combination of absolute quality, integrity, uptime, premium servers and one-on-one personalized service expressly tailored to meet our business projections. The Planet was able to meet these specific needs as well as provide prescriptive guidance on the best products for our unique portfolio. It will put us in a great position to further serve our customersâ€™ rigorous demands and continue our aggressive growth strategy.â€
Douglas J. Erwin, Chairman and CEO of The Planet added, â€œSite5â€™s endorsement of The Planet as its IT hosting provider illustrates the reliability of our data centers, which we believe is the best guarantee we can provide. Our goal is to offer customers the perfect combination of products and services, as well as the best infrastructure, so they can focus on flawless business execution and rely on us for their IT operations. We appreciate the trust and confidence of marquis customers like Site5 who rely on The Planet.â€
In 1998, entrepreneurs and friends Matt Lightner and Rod Armstrong entered the early-stage web hosting business, determined to distinguish their company as one recognized in the industry as customer-centric and friendly. Today Site5 CEO Lightner and Armstrong, who serves as president, lead a company differentiated in just that fashion. From modest beginnings, the company today serves more than 25,000 customers around the world who rely on their company for rock-solid hosting.
During early-stage development, Site5 chose to collocate its IT infrastructure, owning their hardware and software. In a short time, they realized the investment and technical expertise required with the do-it-yourself approach presented IT management obstacles and no financial incentives, particularly with its accelerating growth cycle. Today, the company focuses instead on its core business: providing top-notch products and around-the-clock service.
The Site5 team also focuses on building its business by developing innovative solutions to improve their customersâ€™ web hosting experience. With its proprietary billing/administrative control panel known as Synco; Backstage, the customer control panel; and Flashback, its â€œweb site time machine,â€ that provides a historical and actionable view into customersâ€™ web site lifecycle; Site5 provides virtually every solution its customers could need. In addition, the company designs services so that users â€“ from Internet veterans to technology novices â€“ can maintain their sites easily.
Mr. Lightner added, â€œWe underscore our commitment to customers by providing plenty of transparency about our services and a lot of â€˜noâ€™s. Customers can expect no overloaded servers, no outsourced support, no gimmicks and no hidden fees. We also offer a no-hassle, 60-day money-back guarantee, which puts our promise front and center. From our own past experience, we put our money where it matters most — into products and services designed expressly to fulfill the needs of our customers.â€
Site5 Internet Solutions, Inc. is a privately held, debt-free California corporation. Offering quality, low-cost web hosting to consumers for more than eight years and serving thousands of customers around the globe, Site5 provides web hosting, automation, customer service and technical support.
The Planet is a leading provider of On Demand IT Infrastructure solutions, hosting more than 22,000 small- and medium-size businesses and 2.8 million web sites worldwide. By offering the best choice of servers, software tools and world-class support, backed by state-of-the-art facilities and the highest level of network connectivity, The Planet endeavors to turn information technology into a competitive advantage, enabling customers to grow businesses.
To learn more about Site5, please visit: www.site5.com.
For more information about The Planet, please visit: www.theplanet.com.