A number of former employees of Net Virtue, an Adelaide-based web hosting and domain name service provider, have started a new business called Click Host.
Net Virtue was acquired in August by Nexigen Digital, the parent company of hosting company VentraIP, to increase the brand’s customer base and number of services.
Two of its former employees, CTO Dean Walsh and Customer Service Adrian Acosta founded Click Host following the acquisition. The company specializes in web hosting, managed WordPress hosting, and reseller hosting for consumers ranging from personal bloggers to small and medium businesses.
Click Host’s announcement said its creation was “in response to the ongoing consolidation within the Australian hosting market“, primarily by international players. He also claims that the consolidation has left Australian customers “without a competitive choice” when looking for Australian web hosting providers.
âThe Australian hosting industry is ripe for a disruptor and is bringing significant investment and innovation to the web hosting space,â Walsh said in the announcement.
“We believe Australian consumers and businesses should have a variety of options for hosting companies owned and operated by Australians.”
Click Host also brought in two other former Net Virtue employees, Chris Lewis and D’Arcy Horton, to ensure customers were getting the service and support they expected from the Australian hosting industry.
It has also partnered with data center company Global Secure Layer to power some upcoming products to be announced in 2022, and is looking to engage with more potential partners.
The company has also invested in a âcustomer experienceâ platform specifically designed to allow customers to manage services independently. Click Host said it offers more scalability compared to standard CRM solutions.
Net Virtue was a specialist in web hosting, nvX hosting, managed WordPress services, VPS servers and domain name services, which is now part of VentraIP following the acquisition of Nexigen Digital. At the time, the company had 15,000 customers and 40,000 services, which are now also the responsibility of VentraIP.