Web Hosting Provider launches Newer Generation of Cloud Web Hosting – 07/28/2011

On Wednesday, the web hosting provider and domain registrar Go Daddy made the announcement about the launch of its newest generation of cloud-based web hosting. The announcement of this 4th generation cloud-based web hosting was made about a month after the company announced its highly anticipated acquisition by KKR, Silver Lake and Technology Crossover Ventures. The calculated investment are claimed to be within the $2 billion range, even with the deal in not finalized yet.

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Go Daddy is known for being the go-to company for domain name registration and a household name in the web hosting industry. Nonetheless this was the web hosting company’s first major step in the cloud hosting sector. Go Daddy has currently 9.4 million customers. The web hosting company manages also more than 49 million domain names. Those facts will very likely ensure high adoption from their huge demographics.

Last month, in a report about Go Daddy, made by GigaOm, claims were made about the web hosting company launching in July though it called the service “Data Center on Demand.” According to the press release, Go Daddy was “in the cloud before the term was coined” but 4GH is the next level of cloud services.

“4GH was created to help our customers succeed,” Go Daddy CEO and founder Bob Parsons said in a statement. “For example, a customer would be mentioned on Oprah or CNN and suddenly their web server had more traffic than it was designed to handle. We’d quickly move them to a dedicated server to protect them, along with our other shared hosting customers. It was like an epiphany – we needed a new platform that could react immediately. You could say, with 4GH our customers who suddenly find themselves in the limelight won’t miss their ’15 minutes of fame.’”