(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – BaseKit (www.basekit.com), the leading website building platform, has today announced it has signed its 100th hosting company as a partner within the space of two years. BaseKit has also re-launched its website, enabling hosting companies to integrate BaseKit into their own sites easily through new integration functionalities, including a cPanel plugin.
The partnership represents the efforts made by BaseKit and CEO Juan Lobato, in partnering with the biggest, most successful hosting and domain-name companies. With 500m SMB’s globally, creating between them over 100m websites annually, this market is growing at an exponential rate. BaseKit itself is seeing 40,000 new websites a month created using its software via hosting company partners, and aims to deploy more than 100,000 new websites per month before the end of 2014.
100 partners marks a significant milestone for BaseKit as the company moves from strength to strength. Having won Seedcamp in 2008, which led to a £10m investment in the company, BaseKit has moved from a consumer focus towards the B2B market. It’s partnerships with leading hosting and domain companies, as well as other technology providers, has demonstrated the strength of its leading online platform.
Richard Winslow, head of hosting at 123-Reg (www.123-reg.co.uk) notes: “Being the number 1 in our field, at 123-reg we wanted to partner with someone who could deliver a product to the standards expected by our customers. We are very happy with our partnership with BaseKit, whose website builder product enables our customers to create great-looking websites for their business.”
Juan Lobato, CEO of BaseKit concludes: “Our success partnering with the world’s top hosting companies is a direct result of the demand from this sector to provide added value to their customers. This market is growing at an alarming rate, and our platform allows our partners to better monetise their opportunity with small businesses online by giving them the ability to build and manage a beautiful website.”
BaseKit was founded in 2008 and has become the world’s fastest growing website editor,distributed by global partners in the hosting and telecoms space. The platform enables small businesses and designers to build and manage beautiful websites entirely in the browser. BaseKit’s website editor is available in 15 languages and multiple integrations are supported, including: On-premise, SaaS, cPanel plugin and Parallels APS.
BaseKit now has over 80 employees, with offices in London, Bristol, Toronto, and Sao Paulo, with over 100 strategic partnerships worldwide. BaseKit won Seedcamp in 2008 and has subsequently received investment from Eden Ventures, NESTA and Nauta Capital.