Nine years ago we registered python-hosting.com which later became WebFaction.
Since the beginning we focused on building solid foundations: fast and stable servers, great customer service and up-to-date software. A lot has happened in 9 years but we’re proud to say that the foundations are still there.

Things are definitely speeding up though and in the last year alone we’ve almost doubled in size and we’ve added more features in one year than in the previous several years: we extended into Europe and then Asia, we started rolling out a new control panel, we built a new server setup with an innovative neighbor-protection system, we provided two massive upgrades on our base hosting plan (first diskspace and then memory) and on our managed dedicated servers, we added a 1h account setup guarantee and we added a gazillion new tools and versions to our one-click installer and our server setup.

But most importantly we hope that we have sustainably kept our customers happy and we want to thank all of you for the nice comments on Twitter, on your websites and in support tickets.

To celebrate our 9-year birthday we are offering a $50 discount on all new signups (minimum one-year pre-payment). Existing customers can also get the discount if they buy extra plans for their account. To receive the discount just use the promo code “9YEARS” when you signup at https://www.webfaction.com/signup or mention “9YEARS” when you request an upgrade in the control panel (under Account->Upgrade/Downgrade). This code is valid until February 12th 2012 at midnight UTC.

Here is to the next 9 years!