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Hostinger International
Hostinger Logotype.png
Type of businessPrivate
Founded2006 (as Hosting Media)
2011 (rebranded to Hostinger)
HeadquartersKaunas, Lithuania
No. of locationsVilnius, Lithuania
Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Florianópolis, Brazil
Area servedWorldwide
Key peopleArnas Stuopelis[1] (CEO)
Balys Krikščiūnas[2] (CTO)
Domantas Beržanskis (CFO)
IndustryWeb hosting
ServicesWeb hosting, shared hosting, cloud hosting, VPS, email, Minecraft hosting, Windows VPS, WordPress hosting, domains
Employees1000+ (2021)[3]

Hostinger International, Ltd is an employee-owned web hosting provider and an ICANN-accredited domain registrar.[4] Established in 2004, the company is headquartered in Lithuania and employs more than 1,000 people. Hostinger is the parent company of 000webhost, Hosting24, Zyro, and Niagahoster.[5]


Hostinger was founded in 2004 as Hosting Media.[6]

In 2007, Hosting Media’s paid hosting offer was joined by a free web hosting service when the company founded 000webhost.[7]

In 2021 a group of investors led by German entrepreneurs Jochen Berger and Thomas Strohe invested in Hostinger and acquired 31% of Hostinger’s shares.[8]

In 2008, the company launched Hosting24, a cPanel-based web hosting brand, in the United States. The data centers were located in Asheville, North Carolina, and the United Kingdom.[9]

In 2011, Arnas Stuopelis joined the company as CEO.[10] In the same year Hosting Media rebranded to Hostinger.[11]

In 2013, Hostinger launched its subsidiary Niagahoster in Indonesia. It became one of the first hosting providers to offer tier-4 data centers.[12]

In 2014, the company launched a Brazilian subsidiary, Weblink.[13]

In 2019, Hostinger introduced a no-code, drag-and-drop website builder. Launched as a subsidiary under the name Zyro, the builder is supported by Hostinger’s hosting infrastructure and is aimed at small to medium-sized enterprises.[14]

In 2021, private equity company ConHostinger acquired an approximately 31% controlling stake in Hostinger with the goal of enhancing the growth of the company.[15]


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  3. ^ "Hostinger Welcomes Its 1000th Employee". 15 October 2021.
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  8. ^ "TGS Baltic represented Hostinger and its shareholders in attracting an international investor which acquired more than 30 % of shares". 2021-04-02.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  9. ^ Low, Jerry. "The Best Web Hosting for United States (US)". HostScore.
  10. ^ Pukenė, Unicorns Lithuania/ Rūta. "„Hostinger" vadovas A.Stuopelis: visos idėjos, kurios skirtos tik Lietuvos rinkai, nevertos laiko gaišimo". (in Lithuanian). Retrieved 2022-12-14.
  11. ^ Bahic, Mirza (2022-05-16). "Bluehost vs Hostinger: Which web host do experts recommend?". TechRadar.
  12. ^ "Niagahoster Honest Review + Promo Code 50% Discount". July 20, 2020. Retrieved 2022-12-14.
  13. ^ "Hostinger Success Story | Business Model | Subsidiaries". StartupTalky. 2021-12-08. Retrieved 2022-12-14.
  14. ^ Degutis, Gintautas (2020-02-06). "„Hostinger" imasi interneto svetainių kūrimo verslo".
  15. ^ Bonta, Bianca (2021-05-28). "Deal 5: ConHostinger Partner Thomas Strohe on Acquisition of 31% Stake in Hostinger".