About Us.

Our History.

Established in April 2004 by Scott McKeown redIT has always had shared web hosting at its heart.
Over the course redIT have expanded from just one single IBM eServer to now having equipment in three data centers in Hampshire, England.
Below are a few our our key dates in our history:

  • April 2004 - redIT Founded using reseller hosting accounts.
  • May 2007 - Moved web hosting and eMail services to our own IBM eServer 330 servers.
  • December 2010 - Opened our second data center location.
  • June 2011 - Certified Value Added Reseller.
  • September 2012 - Joined the ZyXEL Partner Program.
  • February 2013 - Certified Yealink Reseller.
  • December 2014 - Approved as an AlphaSSL Reseller.
  • February 2015 - Changed our hosting platform software.
  • March 2015 - Took a data center foot-print in our third location.
  • July 2015 - Started offering Dedicated Servers.
  • September 2015 - Approved as a GlobalSign Partner.
  • September 2015 - Changed our billing platform software.
  • April 2016 - Started selling Virtual Private Servers.
  • August 2016 - Started accepting BitCoin.
  • March 2017 - Joined Nominet.
  • March 2017 - Joined CentralNic.
  • September 2017 - Approved as a Sangoma Technologies partner.
  • January 2018 - Started sponsoring WordPress Pompey.
  • February 2018 - Wrote our first ever blog.
  • February 2019 - Awarded Great Uptime Award from HostAdvice
  • January 2020 - Joined the Make WordPress Hosting testing group helping to make WordPress better.

Our Network

We don't actually own and run our own network just yet, although this is planned for our future.
We currently have our servers located in three diverse data centers in Hampshire, England.
Each of these data centers must meet our minimal requirements so that we can ensure that our services remain as reliable as possible.

Three Data Centers

From the point of termination by each of our data center partners we own, run and maintain all of the equipment that then hold our customer services.
A very basic network topology of how each of our data center presence looks is shown here:

Our basic network

Our Partners.

Over the years we have build up a good strong working partnership with some of the biggest names in internet services and products.
We are proud to say that we either work closely with or are recognised by the following companies:


Our Core Team

Scott McKeown

Scott McKeown

Scott started redIT in 2004 after writing a simple web site for a friend and finding it expensive and restrictive on the hosting packages available at the time.
With a mission statement set that no service should ever be hosted outside of our control this remains true to this day.
All services are hosted on our hardware and maintained by our engineers within data centres that we know and meet our requirements.
Scott before starting redIT was in the Royal Navy and then worked for the European Commission in London before spending some time with an Internet Service provider for a number of years.

Kerry Osborn

Kerry Osborn

Kerry joined redIT in late 2004 and is primarily responsible for our whole customer experience.
Although not as technically minded as the rest of the team Kerry can ensure that what we are trying to say and achieve can become a reality.

Our Sponsorships.

We are proud to be sponsoring the following local community groups: