UK2 has been through a lot of changes throughout the last 18-24 months, those of you who have been with us longer than that, tend to say that we are a completely different company now.
Today I am a happy MD, UK2 has moved into a new phase that will take us new places and make us an even cooler company for both you guys, our partners and our team.
A few hours ago we sent out this press release, and I wanted to make sure you all were updated…So, here we go:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CHICAGO AND LONDON, 21st December 2007
UK2 Continues Expansion by Acquiring Shared Hosting Assets from midPhase Services Inc.
Leading web hosting organization UK-2 Group, Ltd. (www.uk2group.com), announced today that it has completed the acquisition of US hosting provider midPhase Services Inc.’s Shared and Virtual Private Server businesses. This acquisition continues the expansion plans of UK-2 Group and closely follows the recent acquisition of clients from US host Stargate.
“We are extremely happy to announce our acquisition of midPhase” commented UK-2 Group CEO Ditlev Bredahl. “It is the next step towards achieving our ambitious growth strategy and the continued international expansion of UK-2 Group. This acquisition now makes UK-2 Group one of the largest international hosting companies, which will allow us to have a hugely positive impact on the marketplace.”
UK-2 Group has been a significant player in the British and European hosting markets for many years, and recently underwent a large restructure, making important organizational changes in readiness for customer growth plans and challenging the bigger hosting brands. UK-2 is one of the largest domain registrars in the UK having registered over 1 million domain names.
“Zak and I are both very happy to announce the handover of our shared and VPS customers to UK-2. We’re very happy to have been able to reach a deal which results in minimal disruption to our customers,” said Dan Ushman, Co-founder and President of midPhase Services, Inc.
UK-2 Group intends to continue operation of midPhase’s various brands, including: midPhase.com, ANHosting.com and Autica.com, due to its successful approach and market leadership to date. UK2 will not integrate midPhase into any existing UK-2 Group brand. This means there will be no impact on existing midPhase customers in terms of products, services, prices and support. UK-2 does not plan to migrate servers and has chosen to collocate the existing midPhase servers with SingleHop, Inc., a company owned and operated by Zak Boca and Dan Ushman.
UK-2 Group, a major player in the British hosting industry since the late nineties, provides domain name registration and web hosting services to many customers through its family of hosting brands – UK2.net, US2.net and Resell.biz. The group operates its services out of several state of the art, multi million pound data centers and are committed to providing reliable, secure and great value products and services underpinned with excellent support. UK2-Group is also a major shareholder in the merged Redbus Interhouse and Telecity Group, the leading European data centre provider.
About midPhase Services, Inc.
midPhase Services, Inc. is a privately held web hosting and Internet services company founded in 2003 and based out of Chicago. midPhase provides budget, shared, advanced and other types of web hosting services to a wide range of clients ranging from small business to individuals. By providing a robust technological base and reasonable pricing, midPhase is able to offer customers an unbeatable value. midPhase is able to distinguish itself from countless other providers by offering an incredible value to our customers. This combination of advanced products and affordability has helped midPhase retain a record-breaking growth pattern, faster than the industry average every month since inception. Unlike most web-hosting providers, midPhase owns all of the hardware it uses. midPhase does not rent or lease servers.
This is really a big thing – it has taken more than 6 months for us to finalize and I can not tell you how happy I am that we are finally there. Take a look at our new sites: www.midphase.com, www.anhosting.com and www.autica.com