European Hosting from French Internet Pioneers
Founded in France in 1999 by Pierre Beyssac, Laurent Chemla, and Valentin Lacambre, Gandi.net was among the early wave of internet service providers and one of the first domain name registrars to be approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN).
Gandi manages nearly 2.5 million domain names and offers a range of services and hosting setups, from domain names and SSL certificates to shared hosting and cloud servers.
Gandi, which has offices in France, the United States, Luxembourg, Germany, and Taiwan, offers versions of its website in five languages: English, French, Spanish, Chinese (orthodox and simplified), and Japanese.
Beyond hosting, Gandi tries to give back to the community with “technical, administrative, or moral” support to a diverse range of projects, including Ubuntu, Creative Commons, and the World Wildlife Foundation.
But are these good enough reasons to choose Gandi as your web host? Is it fast enough? Secure enough? Read on to find out if it has the services and speed you’re looking for or if it’s really a dud.