Performance Hosting

We're not your typical hosting company

Our clients simply love us.

We think it's because there's not a lot of other hosting companies out there that can do what we do and combine decades of experience in web development and web hosting.

We think it's because our definition of standard managed hosting services — high value services that we include in all our hosting packages — is wider than most, if not all, other hosting providers out there.

We think it's because we take extra care in making sure your site or application is performing optimally — we even build our own tools to help you achieve optimization.

We think it's because we are one-of-a-kind. Get to know us and see if you agree.

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Company Profile

How We Got Started's parent company, Gossamer Threads, was incorporated by Alex Krohn in 1996. Alex understood the needs of the market and listened carefully to solve client problems. He also recognized the frustration software customers experienced with hosting companies and decided to extend Gossamer Threads' offering.

Thus, was created to focus on providing performance hosting and application hosting, quickly becoming an integral part of the company.

Managed Hosting by Us provides performance hosting options (dedicated, clustered, private cloud) and application hosting solutions that come standard with high value managed services like optimization testing, monitoring, security, back-up and restoration.

We also offer add-on managed services, including access to a Content Delivery Network, Application and DB Optimization, Disaster Recovery, and assistance with PCI/DSS and HIPAA Compliance.

Built to Last is a multi-million dollar company with 400 clients in over 60 countries and 30 employees. We carry no debt, own all our hosting hardware, and have been profitable since the beginning.

Based in Vancouver BC, Canada, maintains three geographically separated data centers to ensure high data availability and security.

Our Culture, Our People

We believe in long term relationships

We build long-term relationships both with our clients and with our employees.

Instead of having an army of sales reps, we generate most of our business through word-of-mouth. Our focus has always been to concentrate on our existing clients as the best way to grow a dependable company.

Our close-knit team understands this and works diligently to ensure that sites perform fast and problem-free for those who've put their trust in us.

Personal Approach

Personal Approach

We take the time to understand the individual needs of each of our clients and their unique market. During our engagement process, we look to assess, prescribe, and execute on our shared plan for your business.

This approach to solving web challenges means that we respond to exactly what our clients require, instead of producing cookie cutter solutions.

We'll lead you in the right direction, and sometimes it’s not the direction you expected. But the end result is always success.

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Staying One Step Ahead

We recognized the importance of speed and created a speed analysis/optimization tool called GTmetrix to emphasize performance for sites.

We built our own advance monitoring tool - GossamerEye - because we know how important uptime and proactive monitoring is towards the success of your business.

Wanting to be prepared for the next phase in internet protocols, we adopted IPv6 in the early stages to ensure future functionality for our clients and us.

We're always one step ahead.

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We'd love to talk to you about your hosting needs.