FREMONT, CA (Gawkwire.com) The new services will be offered alongside existing shared hosting service offered within the United States, and will be attractive for customers seeking a Canadian or United Kingdom based IP address to either optimize local search engine placement or to minimize latency in their geographic region.
“We’ve recognized a noticeable increase in signups from customers in Canada and the Untied Kingdom, and there is growing demand for us to replicate our successful United States-based hosting model for other parts of the world,” said Jimmy Tanzil, managing director of Ichthys Media LLC, 2ip’s parent company. “Offering localized hosting solutions in other countries allows us to expand to scale and scope of our services, and we foresee this strategy as contributing to our growth in the next two to three years.”
2ip will locate its Canadian servers in the iWeb data center in Montreal, Canada. Servers in the United Kingdom will be located in the RapidSwitch data center in Berkshire, U.K. 2ip also plans to add points of presence in a variety of countries in 2009, including China by 2Q 2009.
As part of today’s launch announcement, 2ip is offering a limited-time 50% discount on all new orders placed for Canadian or United Kingdom shared hosting. With the discount applied, pricing for each starts at $12.95 USD (one time payment). Customers can use the coupon codes UKPROMO and CAPROMO, respectively to receive the promotion. Discounts do not apply to domain name registration or transfer.
For more information abut 2ip and localized shard hosting services, please visit http://www.2ip.com, or call 1-877-275-2IP5 (toll-free in the United States) or 0-808-120-1988 (freephone in the United Kingdom).