Article by Jerry Low
Geek dad, SEO data junkie, investor, and founder of Web Hosting Secret Revealed. Jerry has been building Internet assets and making money online since 2004. He loves mindless doodling and trying new food.
In this post, I’m going to show you the physical location of several hosting companies. 10 addresses with Google Map screen caps are revealed.
Why pay attention to hosting company physical addresses?
This article serves several purposes. A silly reason of checking these hosting companies address is simply because that I’m curious. Knowing the physical location of a hosting company makes me feels safer – hosting companies with valid address on Google Map show they are serious with the business.
Also, offline address and physical location of a web host reveals a lot of useful information. It sometimes reveals certain secrets that hosting companies do not want you to know. Example, some hosting companies, though different names, are managed by the same organization. New companies are setup repetitively for re-branding purpose.
I believe this helps readers to make wiser shopping choices.
Hostgator’s located at Houston, Texas. I actually messed up with their location. Brent (Hostgator’s CEO) actually dropped by and correct me (the comment was deleted accidentally though).
Anyhow, here’s the company location once again.
Lunarpages address: 1360 N Hancock St Anaheim, CA 92807.
midPhase and AN Hosting address: 271 North Haverhill Road Kensington, NH 03833
AN Hosting was acquired by midPhase in year 2005. Physical address is not provided at AN Hosting website but I assume the company HQ is the same with midPhase. Here’s the location map:
WebHostingPad address: 5005 Newport Dr Rolling Meadows, IL 60008
PowWeb & FatCow address: 70 Blanchard Rd. Burlington, MA 01803
No, you read the image correctly and I didn’t mix up my image arrangement. FatCow and PowWeb hosting are registered on the same physical address! It seems like both hosting companies are actually managed by the same management.
I actually contacted FatCow’s support for the verification and here’s the dialogue record. A point worth noting is that the response time for the question is almost immediately! Nina (the staffs I’m dealing with) is very friendly and efficient when it comes to answering my questions. As I mentioned, dealing with people at FatCow is always a pleasure.
The official address of Hostpapa hosting: 115 George St. Suite 511 Oakville is the same with another Canadian Company named ‘Web Ads Corporation’. Seeing the connection, I presumed that Hostpapa is part of a bigger company.
Startlogic HQ is located at Phoenix. I’m not sure why their physical address is not showed in their official website but a quick search on Google reveals their address: 919 E. Jefferson Street, Phoenix, AZ 85034. Also, the company is registered under the same address with iPowerWeb Inc. The two hosting companies are probably managed by the same organization.
Bluehost location is a tricky one. When searched Google Map, Bluehost location turned out to be at 1215 N and 1548N Research Way at Orem (which is the same with Bluehost). But if you checked at Bluehost official website, their physical address is 1958 South 950 East Provo, UT 84606.
I dug deeper and contacted Bluehost staffs for the verification. Referring to my dialogue record, it seems that Bluehost (so does Hostmonster, see below) is operating from multiple offices and the HQ is now located at Provo.
Search Bluehost from Google Map
Bluehost location (HQ) according to the official address
The situation with Hostmonster is more or less the same with Bluehost. It’s no surprise as both hosting services are managed by the same organization.
Hostmonster Inc. at Google Map
Hostmonster HQ according to the company
Dot5 Hosting address: 2800 28th St Santa Monica, CA 90405