By Justin Lee, theWHIR.com
October 30, 2008 — Web hosting provider HostDime (www.hostdime.com) announced on Thursday it has launched HostDime United Kingdom (www.hostdime.co.uk), a new wholly owned subsidiary offering shared hosting, reseller hosting, virtual private servers, and dedicated servers.
The UK launch is the company’s fifth international division. Last week, the Web host entered the Columbia market by acquiring the operational assets of GrupoDW, launching its HostDime Colombia subsidiary in the process.
According to the press release, the new UK division enables HostDime to more effectively serve customers in the United Kingdom and Western Europe “through country-specialized customer relations procedures and servers in geographically strategic locations.”
By placing servers and network equipment in the UK, HostDime reduces average network latency by more than 100ms when compared to the US, which marks a significant improvement in speed for high-demand Web applications. The servers for HostDime UK will be colocated in the Blue Square Data Centre in Berkshire, England.
As with its previous international expansions, HostDime will offer customer relations services specific to the local country. Payments will be accepted in British Pounds, customer service will be offered in English, and telephone support will available within the +44 county code.
“As a United States-based company, we are able to leverage a favorable business climate and our existing infrastructure of more than 100 employees to robustly compete in the United Kingdom hosting marketplace,” says Emmanuel Vivar, HostDime CEO. “Our existing operations effectively scale to serve this new subsidiary.
Shared hosting plans from HostDime UK start at £9.20 per month, and reseller hosting plans start at £20.00 per month. Virtual private servers start at £30.00 per month and dedicated servers start at £60 per month.
All HostDime UK services are fully managed. As a launch promotion, HostDome UK will offer all new customers 99 percent off their first month of invoice.
Headquartered in Orlando, HostDime previously expanded into four other international regions including offices in Guadalajara, Mexico (HostDime Mexico), Haifa, Isreal (HostDime Israel), Joao Pessoa, Brazil (HostDime Brazil), and Ibague, Colombia (HostDime Colombia).
HostDime provides managed hosting services for a range of cusmters, including entry-level to enterprise-level web hosting operations. The company says it is “ranked among the top 50 hosts in the world” with more than 3,000 servers, and hosting over 500,000 domains.