Homestead Technologies is the owner and operator of a paid web hosting service based in Redwood City, California. It has existed in various forms since launching in 1998 as a free service. Since then, it has expanded to include WYSIWIG site building tools, online marketing and e-commerce services.
Homestead Technologies was also home to Photosite, a web hosting service tailored to amateur digital photography. In March 2005, Photosite was sold to United Online.
On November 26, 2007, it was announced that Homestead would be purchased by Intuit in a cash transaction valued at roughly $170 million.
^"Intuit to Acquire Homestead Technologies" (Press release). Intuit. 2007-11-26. Retrieved 2007-11-26. ""Joining Intuit will help us continue pursuing our dream of enabling every small business, entrepreneur and organization to effectively compete by leveraging the power of the Internet," said Justin Kitch, founder and chief executive officer of Homestead Technologies."
^"Intuit Selling its Web Hosting Business to Endurance International Group" (Press release). TheWhir. 2012-08-16. Retrieved 2012-08-16. ""With this acquisition, Endurance will add the intuitive and adaptable website builder that Intuit developed, which will provide immediate benefits to our customers and strategic value to our company,” said Hari Ravichandran, chief executive officer and founder of Endurance, also quoted in the press release. “This acquisition also enables Endurance to provide current Intuit Website customers with access to our comprehensive online applications and services, allowing them to enhance and grow their online presences over time.”"