HostPapa Acquires Lunarpages, PacificHost, Santa Barbara Web Hosting, and E-Solutions


Canada-based web hosting company HostPapa has acquired several of Add2Net’s web hosting brands including Lunarpages, PacificHost and Santa Barbara Web Hosting, and E-Solutions. Financial terms of this acquisition were not disclosed.

Add2Net will continue to provide dedicated servers, VPS hosting and Exchange hosting via its “premier” brand HostLabs.

“Add2Net was in on the ground floor of the web hosting industry in 1999,” said Chad Riddle, CEO of Add2Net. “We’ve evolved and learned with this dynamic industry and have built profound expertise on how to provide top-quality service as well as the ability to offer market-leading products to our clientele. We are pleased to sell these web hosting brands to a company that will continue to provide the highest quality service for the unique needs of this segment of the industry.”

Founded in 1999, Add2Net was one of the first companies to offer web hosting and ancillary services. The company’s web hosting brands hosted over 150,000 customers and more than 250,000 domain names by 2007. Add2Net then further grew its business organically but also through acquisitions. These acquisitions included:

  • 2007 – Tremendesk
  • 2008 – Flash Template Design
  • 2010 – HostLabs (Exchange customers and environment)
  • 2011 – Velocity Networks (Data Center in Hawthorne, NY
  • 2013 – Pacific Host
  • 2014 – E-Solutions
  • 2014 – Santa Barbara Web Hosting
  • 2017 – Secure Live

Based in Burlington, Ontario, HostPapa is a web hosting and cloud-based service provider to small businesses across the globe. HostPapa’s commitment is to provide a complete array of “enterprise-grade” web hosting solutions to every small business owner.

HostPapa“We’re excited about the possibilities that this acquisition brings to HostPapa,” said Jamie Opalchuk, CEO of HostPapa. “Including strengthening our position in the United States.”

With regard to the future of Add2Net, the company’s COO, Chase Riddle said, “Going forward, we will continue to be hyper-focused on the exacting needs of our most demanding clients. This includes continuing to offer top tier Dedicated, VPS, and Cloud-based web hosting solutions, as well as complementing services, through our HostLabs brand.“