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Sell your hosting company

Provide an excellent home for your users and get remunerated fairly for all your hard work. We have the experience and track record to make sure your clients are in safe hands.

Deciding to sell is a big decision, but we believe that as the gaining company we can make that decision a little easier.

That’s because to us, it’s not just a question of numbers - taking over an active client base is about finding the right fit. We want to provide an excellent service for your clients, not just acquire as many clients as possible. Quality trumps quantity.

Our technical ability and ethos give you the peace of mind and confidence that what you've worked so hard to create is going to a good home.

To date, we have been involved in 10 acquisitions. Each and every time we work closely with the seller to ensure a smooth client transition, minimising hassle for everyone involved.

Entrusting us with your client base means:

Financial remuneration

Being fairly remunerated for your hard work.

Customer support

Outstanding customer support — our clients love us!

Our team

A team of hosting heroes committed to doing things the right way (and the stats to back it up!)


We’ll consider purchasing the client base of any UK based shared hosting company. However, we don’t purchase physical assets as we’ll migrate all clients to our eco-friendly London data centre powered entirely by green energy, and place them on our own equipment. We are experts at migrating sites, and we guarantee a smooth, painless migration with minimal disruption of service.

Your company must meet all of the following:
  • Company is UK based
  • At least 95% of the client base are UK residents
  • Company has been established for at least 2 years
  • Company is growing or is showing stable turnover
  • Uses cPanel/WHM
  • WHMCS Billing System

We prefer companies that have the following:
  • Over 500 cPanel hosting accounts
  • Up to date WHMCS billing system
  • Nominet TAG Holder for .uk domains
  • Use eNom or Netistrar for .com, .net, .org etc domains
  • Majority of domains use your nameservers
  • Supplier contracts on a monthly basis or near renewal

Bonus requirements

You can increase the valuation of your company if it matches any of the following:

  • Majority of users on monthly billing (+1 month of annual revenue)
  • RIPE IP address space (+1 month of annual revenue)

Whilst not everyone may meet the above requirements, we welcome all potential acquisitions to contact us for advice as we are more than happy to work with control panels such as DirectAdmin & Plesk as well as alternative billing systems such as Blesta.


We're able to acquire companies up to £2,000,000.

We’ll offer 6-12 months of revenue generated from shared, business and reseller hosting accounts. We don't count domain revenue as we charge just above cost. We're also open to providing a bonus for hitting performance and retention targets on the anniversary. We've found this is a great way to ensure a smooth transition, which is a win for seller, buyer and the clients.

The important thing here is that we're not just interested in the amount of money that your clients make you, or could make us - we want to make sure we’re a good fit for your clients. We’re looking to take on board happy clients who respect quality and keep them happy, whilst protecting your legacy. If we're the right fit, we can build lasting relationships. Clients from previous acquisitions stay with us for years. Some have been with us a decade!

Our Acquisition Stories

See how we successfully acquired these great companies


[ Acquired: August 2005 ]

No. of Accounts:
Monthly Turnover:
~ £1500
£10,000 ~ 6 months

50% - after a decade!


[ Acquired: October 2011 ]

No. of Accounts:
Monthly Turnover:
~ £500
£5,000 ~ 10 months

80% - after nearly 3 years


[ Acquired: December 2011 ]

No. of Accounts:
Monthly Turnover:
~ £3,000 - 4,000
£24,000 + bonus ~ 7 months

80% after 2.5 years; churn of less than 2% monthly


[ Acquired: June 2014 ]

No. of Accounts:
Monthly Turnover:
~ £3,500
£35,000 + bonus ~ 10 months

80%+ after the 1st year


[ Acquired: December 2015 ]

No. of Accounts:
Monthly Turnover:
~ £18,000
£180,000 + bonus ~ 10 months

80%+ after the 1st year


[ Acquired: January 2017 ]

No. of Accounts:
Monthly Turnover:
~ £5,000
£50,000 ~ 10 months


Smart Hosting

[ Acquired: January 2017 ]

No. of Accounts:
Monthly Turnover:
~ £100,000
£1.5 million ~ 15 months

~ 70% after 18 months


[ Acquired: May 2018 ]

No. of Accounts:
Monthly Turnover:
~ £5,000
£29,000 + bonus ~ 6 months

82% after the 1st year

The Design Mechanics

[ Acquired: September 2018 ]

No. of Accounts:
Monthly Turnover:
Based on turnover After 13 months

63% after 12 months

Blue Earth

[ Acquired: January 2019 ]

No. of Accounts:
Monthly Turnover:
~ £3,000
£25,000 ~ 9 months

~ 93%


1. Sign NDA
If you meet the minimum requirements we'll send you a digitally-signable NDA so we can talk confidently about your specifics.
2. Valuation
As part of this process we'll look at the state of your company and get to know a little bit more about you, your clients and your ethos. If it's a fit we'll negotiate a price that works for both parties.
3. Exchange Contracts
We'll agree a sale date and schedule of events. This lets us line up the resources required to ensure a smooth transition, such as new hardware, staff etc and plan the handover.

Migration: What To Expect

We'll work with you to notify your clients about the upcoming change of ownership and provide a timeline. This information will include where our support resources are located as well as our contact email and phone number.

In a vast majority of cases, we will be able to migrate clients over without downtime, out of peak hours.

If you'd like to get a better idea of how we handle migrations, have a look at our welcome page example that clients will gain access to when we acquire a company. Feedback from every acquisition we've ever done has been very positive because of the work we do beforehand.

I hope that you'll decide to talk to us.

Kind regards,

Simon Blackler

Simon Blackler - CEO