Host Europe PLC is one of Europe's leading Internet hosting providers to the SME market.
Host Europe is pleased to announce that it has formed an alliance with WorldPay that will see Host Europes products and services promoted to WorldPay customers.
WorldPay is a global leader in secure, multi-currency Internet payment solutions, providing services that enable businesses to trade successfully on-line. Its services range from entry-level storebuilding and secure on-line payment processing solutions, to high-end transaction processing systems for larger organisations with an established web presence. Its customers include CD-WOW, Friends Reunited, Electrolux, Bentley and over 16,000 others.
The new alliance, signed today, means that WorldPay will promote Host Europes comprehensive range of services to its customers, including enterprise hosting solutions, dedicated servers, shared hosting services, and domain name registration. Having reviewed the UK web hosting market, WorldPay felt that Host Europes commitment to quality of service, value for money, innovation and quality of its products made it a natural choice of partner in offering hosting solutions to complement the services offered by WorldPay itself.
Nick Ogden, CEO of WorldPay, said:
"We are delighted to have formed this alliance with Host Europe. Our business relationship with Host Europe goes back several years and we are pleased to be able to extend this further. We are keen to identify and promote high quality products and services that are complementary to our own. The intention is to do all we can to enable our customers to develop their e-businesses and generate more revenue. The range of services offered through the Host Europe group and their market leading brands has an obvious relevance to this objective.
Frank Rejwan, Chief Operating Officer of Host Europe, commented:
Through our broad range of services and our expertise as one of Europes largest hosting companies, we are confident that we can satisfy the hosting requirements of WorldPays customers to provide an extension of the high quality services already offered by WorldPay.
13 June 2002
Host Europe Tel: 020 8896 7500
Abby Hardoon, Chief Executive Officer
Frank Rejwan, Chief Operating Officer
Catherine Widdowson, PR & Marketing Executive Tel: 0115 917 0000
Barnes and Walters Tel: 020 7430 1600
WorldPay Tel: 020 7229 4400
Simon Mustoe/Hannah Bailey
Nelson Bostock Communications
Fax: 020 7792 7411
Notes to Editors:
Host Europe PLC is an AIM listed company quoted on the London Stock Exchange, and owns and trades under the following brands:
§ 'Dedicated Servers' (www.dedicated-servers.co.uk) - high-end dedicated servers on multiple platforms, managed services and server co-location;
§ 'Magic Moments' (www.magic-moments.com) - Internet hosting services to the UK's SME market;
§ 'WebFusion' (www.webfusion.co.uk) - Internet hosting services to the UK's SME market;
§ '123-reg' (www.123-reg.co.uk) - low cost domain name and e-mail services;
§ 'Host Europe' - Internet hosting services to the European SME sector (Germany and France); and
§ 'eliteSERVERS' (www.elite-servers.net) - Internet hosting services in the USA.
Host Europe is one of Europe's leading dedicated Internet hosting companies. It provides a comprehensive range of services including shared server hosting, dedicated servers, managed services, server co-location, global domain name registration and a bespoke range of e-services, to SME businesses.
Its hosting solutions are all serviced from Host Europe's own facilities, with multiple connections to the Internet and 24/7 technical support ensuring industry leading levels of reliability and quality of service.
Host Europe is the clear leader in the European dedicated server and co-location market with over 3,200 machines hosted in its data centres. The Company also manages over 285,000 domain names and hosts over 64,000 virtual server accounts for over 55,000 customers (figures as at December 31 2001).
WorldPay (www.worldpay.com) was founded in 1993 and throughout its history has consistently developed innovative and secure Internet-based products and services. Today, as the globally acknowledged and trusted leader in secure, multilingual and multi-currency Internet payment solutions, WorldPay enables over 16,000 customers in 115 countries to sell to shoppers around the globe - in the language and currency of their choice.
At WorldPays virtual mall, www.shopatworldpay.com, thousands of retailers from around the globe are open for business, 24 hours a day, seven days a week and searchable by category, name or location. WorldDirect, WorldPays multi-currency payment system is integrated to all the leading eCommerce storebuilding applications, including its own Click and Build. Other WorldPay services include repeat billing solution FuturePay.
Through its unique Guarantee, WorldPay makes international online transactions easy, safe and reliable by offering online businesses protection against card fraud, and shoppers peace of mind that they are buying with confidence from WorldPay Guaranteed online stores. Based in Cambridge, UK, WorldPays Asia Pacific regional centre is in Singapore and its Americas centre is Sterling, Virginia, USA. It also has operations in Germany and South Africa. WorldPay shareholders include the Royal Bank of Scotland, the worlds fifth-largest banking group.