Hostinger

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Hostinger International
Hostinger logo.png
Type of businessPrivate
Founded2004 (as Hosting Media)
2011 (rebranded to Hostinger)
HeadquartersKaunas, Lithuania
No. of locationsVilnius, Lithuania
Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Florianópolis, Brazil
Area servedWorldwide
Key peopleArnas Stuopelis[1] (CEO)
Balys Krikščiūnas[2] (CTO)
Domantas Beržanskis (CFO)
IndustryWeb hosting
ServicesWeb hosting, shared hosting, cloud hosting, VPS, email, Minecraft hosting, Windows VPS, WordPress hosting, domains
Employees1000+ (2021)[3]
Subsidiaries000webhost
Hosting24
Niagahoster
Weblink
Zyro
URLwww.hostinger.com

Hostinger International, Ltd is an employee-owned Web hosting provider and Internet domain registrar, established in 2004.[4] Hostinger is the parent company of 000webhost, Hosting24, Zyro, Niagahoster and Weblink.

History[edit]

The company began in 2004 as II Hosting Media, initially registering a legal address in Larnaca, Cyprus; the original CEO was Aurimas Rapalis, though was succeeded by Arnas Stuopelis in mid-2015.

000webhost and Hosting24 opened in 2007.

VPS.ME, BoxBilling, YouHosting, 1FreeHosting and ServersFree opened in 2011, though all ceased operations in late 2015 during the restructuring of Hostinger's platform and infrastructure.

In 2021 a group of investors led by German entrepreneurs Jochen Berger and Thomas Strohe invested in Hostinger and acquired 31% of Hostinger’s shares.[5]

Controversies[edit]

In October 2015, 000webhost was subject to a data breach of 13.5 million users, including their IP addresses, email addresses and plain-text passwords, due to the servers running an long-outdated version of PHP.[6]

Data centers[edit]

Hostinger has data centers in seven locations around the world:[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "5 Questions with Arnas Stuopelis, CEO at Hostinger | We are Tesonet". 2 September 2021.
  2. ^ "Interview with Balys Kriksciunas: 000webhost at Percona Live 2017". 11 October 2017.
  3. ^ "Hostinger Welcomes Its 1000th Employee". 15 October 2021.
  4. ^ "Auganti Kauno IT bendrovė plečiasi: biure įrengė burbulų baseiną, vitamino D lempas - Naujienos - m.DELFI.lt".
  5. ^ "TGS Baltic represented Hostinger and its shareholders in attracting an international investor which acquired more than 30 % of shares". 2021-04-02.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  6. ^ "000Webhost blames PHP exploit for breach of 13.5 million records". Computer Weekly.
  7. ^ "Where are your servers located?". support.hostinger.com. Retrieved 2022-03-22.