November 10, 2008 (HOSTSEARCH.COM) 1&1 Internet (http://www.1and1.co.uk) has been voted the Best Hosting Company (for businesses) in the Start Your Business magazines Best of the Best awards, it was reported recently. The company, which bills itself as the world's largest web host by known servers, was chosen from a fiercely competitive market.
"Today, there is fierce competition and a number of strong providers in the hosting market, which makes the award even more pleasing, explained1&1 Internet Ltd.s CEO, Oliver Mauss. As the world's largest web host, we continue to actively promote web usage to all sizes of business, and are privileged to have shared in the online success of hundreds of thousands of UK companies".
A panel of experts including business writers, entrepreneurs and industry experts short-list companies for the Best of the Best awards. A sample of small business owners are then sampled to establish a range of measures, including brand recognition, customer service and service value.
"In today's digital climate, providers like 1&1 have an important part to play in bringing technologies enjoyed by large enterprises to within the grasp of every business, added Mr. Mauss. We will continue to invest heavily and leverage our scale and technical experience to achieve this".
Established in 1988, 1&1 caters for 7.5 million British, German, French, Spanish, Romanian, Austrian and US customer contracts and serves some 10 million domain names at its 55,000 server strong datacenters. The company is ICANN accredited.