August 28, 2006, 12:00 AM

Web hosting company 1&1 to expand to 40,000-server facility in Kansas

Web hosting company 1&1 Internet is opening a new data center in Lenexa, KS. The 55,000-square-foot facility will house 40,000 servers. 1&1 specializes in hosting web sites for small to mid-sized companies and individuals.

Web hosting company 1&1 Internet Inc., a unit of United Internet, is opening a new data center in Lenexa, KS. The 55,000-square-foot facility will house 40,000 servers. 1&1 specializes in hosting web sites for small to mid-sized companies and individuals. The company currently operates two facilities in New York and New Jersey. The new center will accommodate all new customers. The company’s headquarters will remain in Chesterbrook, PA.

The company is spending $9 million to develop the facility, scheduled to open next year, and expects to invest several million dollars more next year.

United Internet, founded in 1992, is a public company with 6,000 employees and a market capitalization of $3 billion. It hosts more than 6 million domain names for 5.3 million customers.

“Opening another location besides our headquarters in the Philadelphia area underscores the importance of our U.S. business,” says Andreas Gauger, chairman.

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