The only Top 100 web hosting provider in Gloucestershire
With our headquarters at Gloucester Quays and customers across the county, we’re delighted to confirm Fasthosts’ position as the only web hosting provider featured among the most respected businesses in the area. South West Business’ recently published Top 100 sees Fasthosts as a leading technology provider, both in Gloucestershire and throughout the UK as a whole.
Based in Gloucester since 1999, having seen the redevelopment of the Quays and local investment, Fasthosts is still very much part of the community. With running teams taking part in several half marathons and regular lunchtime jaunts with other local businesses, Fasthosts certainly wouldn’t be the company it is today without its energetic employees. In fact, the team has won the Gloucester 10k four years in a row. And of course, many of our staff are recruited from within the county. Operating 24/7 from ISO 27001 accredited UK data centres, Fasthosts delivers over 42 million emails each day, keeps more than 1.4 million domains running smoothly, and hosts nearly half a million websites.
For those that don’t know, Fasthosts started life as 17-year-old Andrew Michael’s A-Level project. Quickly realising the demand for cost-effective and reliable hosting, Andrew began selling the product and Fasthosts was born. Since inception, the business has undergone massive changes in its expansive range of products as well as its strategy, from being acquired by United Internet in 2006 to launching Europe’s largest Hyper-V deployment three years later.
Fast-forward to 2016 and the launch of the highly scalable CloudNX server platform, and a move towards containerisation with Root, Managed Stacks and Applications in 2017. The new platform-as-a-service features of CloudNX offer a range of advantages including dedicated resources and management of the OS, software updates and security patches. You can find out more about Root, Managed Stacks and Applications here.
With many new developments on the horizon, Fasthosts is always on the hunt for new talent to support its future vision. As Simon Yeoman, General Manager explains, “Fasthosts is a great place to work, the camaraderie and company culture is fantastic. Many of our employees have high levels of technical expertise and we get to work with some of the latest internet technologies, we are always looking for new talent to help us shape the UK cloud market.”
So if you’re interested in working for us, please take a look at our current vacancies.
To find out more about our culture and vision, read Simon’s latest interview with HostAdvice.