8 to Infinity Celebrates its 13th Year in Business

Singapore-based Web hosting provider 8 to Infinity Pte Ltd (http://www.8.to) celebrates their 13th year in the web hosting business on the 3 Nov 09. It is one of the rare survivors of the Dot Com crash and has not only survived but thrived extremely well in the competitive Internet Web Hosting Industry.

8 to Infinity has grown from a budget web hosting provider to a niche web hosting company providing a specialised range of services such as dedicated and managed web hosting, load balancing systems among many others. Their main infrastructure are located in Singapore with clients all over the world utilising their infrastructure to service users in Asia. Other services provided by 8 to Infinity include datacenter design as well as forensic computing. They have grown from a One Man Show to a team of certified personnel each of whom are experts in their own fields.

"We started out with a modem and a Pentium 100 computer for customer support. Web Hosting was bought as a reseller package from USA." says Lim Boon Chuan, chief technical officer of 8 to Infinity. "From the start, a lot of detractors predicted our demise. Some even spread rumours that we were hosting on 56k modems with a computer located in my house which was a government subsidised housing flat." The problem with that lie was that I had never lived in a government subsidised housing flat before, explained Mr Lim.

8 to Infinity had never looked back since and have grown leaps and bounds, now owning their own office as well as maintaining about 200 servers with an estimated 50 000 users all over the world. "We will continue to leverage upon our niche skills and the economy of scale which our large user base offers to grow new service areas as well as to continually improved upon our existing services." 8 to Infinity is in the process of developing its own in house R & D for better services and products which can be of a better fit to the existing company's operations in the months to come.