Webafrica is 20 years old this month. Not bad for an internet business!
Webafrica is 20 years old this month. Not bad for an internet business! (Photo Credit: Webafrica)

Webafrica, which started 20 years ago, will make its hosting service a stand-alone business within the group to ensure that its customers are served by a company which really understands their needs.

“Webafrica is 20 years old this month. Not bad for an internet business! We started out offering basic internet connectivity and web hosting but as your internet and hosting needs have grown exponentially it’s all getting rather complicated,” said Webafrica CEO Tim Wyatt-Gunning.

“On the internet side, 3 years ago we just offered ADSL. Now we have Fibre and LTE too, both of which are growing like crazy.”

During that period Webafrica has acquired 10 other hosting businesses.

“As a result, we don’t think we should try and be “Everything Web” anymore because it’s simply not possible to be good at everything web, because it’s too damn big,” said Wyatt-Gunning, adding that as a result from 1st November the company has decided to formally split the businesses into two.

The hosting business will service its customers under one of the company’s existing brands, Gridhost, while, Internet Access customers will remain under the Webafrica brand.

Webafrica will gradually migrate Hosting services to Gridhost from the start of October, with completion planned for 1st November.

In 2013 Webafrica purchased Gridhost, a well-known name in the hosting world, with the intention to bring their customers under the Webafrica brand.

“We soon realised that the brand itself was strong, so we decided to keep it running as Gridhost, supported by Webafrica and its full resources,” he said.

“Today Gridhost is letting go of Webafrica’s apron strings, but we’re still the same people you’ve dealt with all along”

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