About Heart Internet
Since the launch of Heart Internet we have strived to reshape the hosting market based around the principles of:
• Low prices
• Highly automated systems
• Giving our customers control
• Powerful products
• Small teams of high quality employees
With many features other web hosts charge for free at Heart Internet, our unlimited hosting and powerful dedicated server hosting are the logical choice for webmasters of all sizes. Our market leading reseller account has been designed with web designers and developers in mind, offering a completely white label and customizable reseller hosting environment.
Heart Internet customers have a real impact on our business and products with over 1,000 customer ideas and suggestions implemented to date. Using the feedback form within their control panel hundreds of suggestions are sent every week and we read every single one of them.
Heart Internet provides 24x7x365 customer support with some of the quickest response rates you will find in hosting. We deal in minutes and not days.
Heart Internet founders Jonathan Brealey and Tim Beresford have been significant players in the UK's web hosting and domain name registration market for over ten years.
Starting in 1997, they realised that even though the Internet was becoming increasingly popular, web hosting services were predominantly technical in nature. This meant that customers needed a good level of technical expertise to manage their accounts, often including UNIX skills. Jonathan and Tim set out to change this with the launch of Webfusion.
Webfusion grew at a fast pace, with a never-ending array of new products and features, including the "Virtual Control Panel", which was the first automated control panel to be offered by any UK web hosting company, allowing the user to manage their account online via the Web. In March 1999 Dedicated Servers was launched and was the first UK company to provide dedicated servers for SMEs In 2000. Jonathan and Tim developed 123-reg, a low-cost domain name registration system which helped drive down the market price from £50 to £2 a year!.
In March 2003, Jonathan and Tim left the company. In the time that they were there sales grew to 14 million pounds per year; domains under management to 435,000; and there were 75,000 shared hosting accounts, 4,200 dedicated servers and over 90,000 customers.
Not content with past success, in 2004 they launched Heart Internet continuing the innovative approach to web hosting that Jonathan and Tim have always pioneered.
Deloitte Technology Fast 50 Awards Winner
In 2009 we were named the 2nd fastest growing technology company in the UK and the 1st fastest growing Internet company in the ‘Deloitte Technology Fast 50’, the UK’s pre-eminent technology awards programme ranking the country’s 50 fastest-growing technology companies. In 2010 we were again listed in the top 50, showing we are continuing to grow at a tremendous rate.
Our growth over the past 5 years has been phenomenal and we’d like to say thank you to everyone who is hosted with us and have stayed with us over the years!
The UK's Best & Largest Reseller Host
The level of flexibility in the way that you can work is unlike anything any other hosting company offers. Unlike with any other hosting company, Heart Internet domains and hosting are separate entities, like a pick-and-mix arrangement. We provide you with a control panel that allows you to allocate domains to any account at any time and change them at any point. You can configure the packages you want to offer your customers and can edit those individually at any time, without affecting your other users.
First Time Around
Jonathan and Tim pioneered some of the web hosting concepts that are now part of the everyday UK market. These include:
The Reseller Package
In 1998 when this was launched other hosting companies simply offered percentage discounts for multiple orders.
The Web Hosting Control Panel
1998 saw the launch of the Hosting Control Panel to the web hosting market. Jonathan and Tim coined the phrase "The Virtual Control Panel", and now this technology is used all over the world.
Dedicated Servers for SMEs
In 1999 only technology companies such as IBM and BT provided dedicated servers, often with huge price tags. Jonathan and Tim brought them to UK SMEs for under £100 a month.
Jonathan and Tim continue to push the boundaries of web hosting - not only in terms of price but also in quality of service and product enhancement. To find out more, check out the Heart Internet blog or return to the main page.
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