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StatCounter Adds 100th Server to The Planet’s On Demand IT Infrastructure

Thu, 8th November 2007, 01:42

HOUSTON , Nov. 5, 2007 -- The Planet, the world’s largest privately held dedicated hosting company, today announced that StatCounter has reached a significant milestone, adding its 100th server to the company’s world-class data center infrastructure. Headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, StatCounter provides 1.5 million global customers with free Web site traffic analysis. The company uses The Planet’s data centers in both Houston and Dallas, including its high-end private racks.

The increase in server capacity reflects StatCounter’s rapid global growth. The company added 242,000 new members during the first half of 2007, reaching 1.5 million, which is up 50 percent from 0.9 million in June 2006.

Aodhan Cullen, StatCounter’s founder, was recently named by BusinessWeek as its Young European Entrepreneur of the Year for 2007.

“By outsourcing our server technology, we can keep costs down, minimize downtime and devote more resources to our members,” said Cullen. “We much prefer to invest in R&D and services rather than in boxes. With The Planet’s secure environment, its broad range of products and 24x7 service, we’re able to focus on our business instead of managing a powerful IT infrastructure.”

“StatCounter is a great example of the new wave of entrepreneurial Internet companies that harness the Web to create global businesses using hosted IT services,” said The Planet’s Vice President of Marketing and Product Management Steve Kahan. “We’ve watched StatCounter’s tremendous trajectory, as they’ve grown from a single server into a significant customer powerhouse. By minimizing IT costs and maximizing The Planet’s powerful scalability, and world-class network and data centers, StatCounter can focus on what they do best: provide their members with Web site traffic analysis.”

About StatCounter

 

StatCounter, a free online visitor stats tool, was founded in 1999. It offers its members the chance to grow and improve their online businesses by allowing them to monitor the number of hits to their website; the geographical location of visitors; the various pages a visitor views; keywords used to find the site plus other features.

StatCounter currently has 1.5 million members and tracks in excess of 9 billion pageloads per month over its network of 2 million websites. StatCounter was recently named by web information company Alexa as one of the top 30 most visited sites in the US.

For information on this real-time, user-friendly, and free visitor stats tool, please visit www.statcounter.com.

About The Planet

The Planet is the leading provider of On Demand IT Infrastructure solutions, hosting more than 22,000 small- and medium-size businesses and 2.8 million Web sites worldwide. By offering the best choice of servers, software tools and world-class support, backed by state-of-the-art facilities and unmatched network connectivity, The Planet helps turn information technology into a powerful competitive advantage that enables customers to successfully grow their businesses.