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A unique and powerful hosting platform designed for enterprise performance, built on the foundations of something beautiful.
I had been designing and developing websites for around 12 years slowly progressing my career, knowledge, and experience. Starting as a designer, I progressed to full-stack development and eventually systems administration. As part of that career path, I proudly had the opportunity to work with some of the world’s leading brands in the e-commerce sector and throughout, I had first-hand experience with a wide variety of hosting platforms and services.
My wife and I had our first child back in 2014, at which point I realised I needed to step away from employment and move towards my long term goal of running something independently. With a huge amount of sleep deprivation, baby sick, nappy changes, and the typical pleasures that come with having children, I quickly realised that starting something new was somewhat ‘daunting’ to say the least!
With an outstanding level of support from my wife, I decided to leave my full-time position in place for freelance work, where I continued to build a small, but stable client base. Given my level of passion for the hosting industry, it was clear throughout the earlier stages of running the business that I had to build recurring, sustainable relationships with those clients to improve my own cashflow – the key to this was to provide those clients with fantastic management and SEO services backed by a fast, reliable and robust web hosting solution.
What I came to discover, however, was that the latter wasn’t quite as easy to source. High performance, reliable and secure web hosting was terminology frequently seen through the marketing collateral of most providers, but very few providers actually lived up to those expectations. Two things became quickly apparent…
– The hosting market was saturated with poor quality, overpriced, and unreliable hosting solutions
– The hosting market lacked ‘independency’, with almost all providers having undergone an acquisition to a larger group (such as HEG, or the Endurance Group)
Equally, the solutions I had found didn’t offer the ‘scalability’ I wanted in a platform, which would back my potential business growth. I wanted a hosting solution that was capable of delivering high-standards, irrespective of the number of accounts or clients we onboarded. Of course, there were a number of ‘Reseller Hosting‘ providers, however, none seemed to match the standards I had come to experience in the past from more ‘enterprise-grade’ solutions.
This was the turning point, where I had come to realise there was a significant demand for reliable, fast, and secure hosting solutions specifically designed and tailored for the reseller market.
I then focused my attention on building our first server, where I devoted endless time, effort and expense to perfect the hosting platform which has helped shape the business of today. The stack was designed from the ground up to offer unbeatable performance at every angle, with the help and support from some of the greatest minds in the industry – almost every aspect of the machine was tweaked and refined to offer leading-edge technology, scalability, and unbeatable performance.
I deployed our first client on the machine with incredible success, then slowly moved all our hosted clients to that same infrastructure. What was at first a single virtual server, soon became a number of physical machines co-located in Coventry.
Today, Brixly now proudly hosts in excess of 250,000 domains for clients in 136+ countries, with hardware in London, UK, Germany and the USA. Our infrastructure and business are backed by a small, but incredibly efficient team of some of the industries brightest brains who deal with over 6,500 support inquiries monthly (whilst still retaining industry-leading response times and support SLA’s).
With an unbeatable level of passion, Brixly has fast become one of the UK’s leading hosting providers specifically tailored for the reseller market. We have also proudly been awarded ‘Best Independent Hosting Brand 2020‘ by the Midlands Enterprise Awards.
Brixly remains a family-owned and operated business with an ongoing goal to provide enterprise-grade solutions to the reseller market at a standard nothing less than exceptional.