Milwaukee’s web hosting business, which specializes in hosting WordPress, has grown by almost a million dollars in the past three years, thanks to a $100 million investment by a Silicon Valley venture capital firm.
The company has now added two more customers in its second year, including a $1.9 billion deal with the Los Angeles-based software giant Salesforce.
The acquisition is the latest in a wave of consolidation by tech giants as the industry tries to avoid a second recession.
It also comes at a time when many web hosting services are trying to attract a younger demographic.
A growing number of web hosting customers are looking to upgrade their websites or upgrade their cloud services in a bid to gain more control of their sites.
But many web hosts are looking for an upgrade, too.
“If you want to take your site offline, you might be willing to pay more to do that than a lot of other people,” said Scott M. Giannino, president and CEO of Web Hosting Solutions, a company that specializes in building custom hosting platforms.
Some of the best-known web hosting companies are based in San Francisco, where a couple dozen web hosting firms are based, and in New York, where several other companies are in the process of selling off their businesses.
One major advantage to owning a business in a new location is the ability to control the cost of a server and other services.
Websites that can’t keep up with the cost for server hosting can often rely on their existing customers.
“That’s where the money is going,” said Gianninos, who founded Web Hosts in 1999.
He said he’s already had a client pay $200,000 for a server.
In the case of the Los Angelas-based Web Host Services, the investment has paid off for the company, which has grown from five employees in 2001 to about 70 employees today.
Mozilla’s Mark Surber is a longtime Web Host owner who founded the company in 1996.
In 2005, Surber founded a new company called Net-X, which sold hosting to Google.
Net- X later merged with Web Host and the two now share ownership of the hosting company.
Surber said that, in the new business, Web Host has a better mix of technology, product and customer support, and that he thinks Web Host will be a success.
Web Host also offers a wide range of hosting services to businesses that can be used for all types of websites, including small business websites, blog sites and social networking sites.
It is now offering a variety of hosting packages, including one that costs $199 a month for an unlimited number of websites.
“It’s a great way to keep your business viable,” Surber told The Washington Post.
“There’s a lot you can do with it.”
Web Hosts has sold its business to a private equity firm that plans to sell it to Google, but Surber expects the new owners to keep it for a while.
Even though Web Host is expanding into other areas, the company still makes the majority of its money from hosting WordPress sites, which make up a majority of all the hosting revenue in the country.
The web hosting company is based in downtown Milwaukee, which is the home to more than 3,400 businesses.
Its site includes a photo gallery of local businesses, as well as a map of the city.
The company has also added a Facebook page and has started a local chapter of the Association of Certified Web Hosters.
Surber said he thinks that as more businesses invest in WordPress, the market will grow.
“I think people will realize there’s an opportunity to monetize it,” he said.
“We’re still a very niche business.”
But he added that the market for hosting for smaller businesses is very much there, even though it’s less popular than it once was.
“I think the way to do it is to grow and build,” he added.
For now, Surbber said, he and his team are focused on making Web Host the best company for WordPress.
(Read more about Web Host) WebHost’s new partners in the Los Angles-based company include Microsoft and the Seattle-based Seattle Data Center.
According to Giannakis, the Seattle Data Centers has about 100 employees and a staff of 15.
It has also expanded to offer its services to more customers around the country, including Microsoft’s Azure cloud service.
According to a report by Giannakos, Seattle Data is the fourth largest Web Host company in the United States, with about 1,000 employees.
Its growth has been fueled by the expansion of Azure and the Azure Cloud.
Mozillians can still get a taste of WebHost’s offerings when they check out the company’s new logo.
It looks like an Amazon logo, but instead of a book, it’s a list of all