LeaseWeb started life at humble beginnings, with one server and two enthusiastic founders in Utrecht, the Netherlands. We are now really proud that, since our inception 14 years ago, we have grown into a quality hosting provider for customers in 177 countries worldwide.
A former client of LeaseWeb recently did a posting on one of the hosting blogs, I think it was Web Hosting Talk, in which he fulminated against the fact that one of his clients had choosen to do business with LeaseWeb directly. Several of the reactions on this posting were luckily positive ones on the side of LeaseWeb, but I think it can do no harm to give a bit more of an explanation to our policy regarding resellers and doing business directly.
Is it important for a hosting provider to grow significantly? LeaseWeb is the largest business hosting provider in the Netherlands as well as ranked in the worldwide top 20, and it just so happens that we are growing very quickly which makes that question easier to answer in the affirmative. But believe us when we say that growth in and of itself is not an objective to us; it has a clear reason.