Cloudcandy Host is a unit of Wristcode Technologies Pvt ltd was started by 4 friends in the year 2012. The team is now lead by Vikas Kailaje and Sumanth Shetty and has clients in over 25 countries with their servers deployed in majority of the continents. Vikas and Sumanth, both based out of Hubli are running the operations of Cloudcandy Host from Manipal with a branch office in Luton, UK.
Cloudcandy Host is in the business of hosting Ideas. They are on a mission to help web developers, designers, digital entrepreneurs, and innovators bring their ideas to life online. “One thing has never changed, our commitment to our customers’ success. It’s what drives us to offer the best web hosting service and support available anytime, anywhere,” says Vikas, a graduate from BIET-Davangere.
Their premium web hosting and cloud services powers more than 10,000 website in 50 different countries. Over 5,000 people and businesses rely on their simple tools for web hosting, virtual Private servers, domain registration and cloud services. “From everyday people to top bloggers, creative professionals, and businesses small and large, we make it easy for anyone to have an effective, engaging Internet presence. You can ask our customers why they choose Cloudcandy Host, and you’ll hear about our Friendly support,” says Sumanth proudly.
They are providing Shared Hosting, Reseller Hosting, Virtual Private Servers, Dedicated Servers, Cloud VPS, and Server Management. They mostly work on Linux and Windows based Systems. Apart from that, there are an extensive list of Technologies which they work on like Virtualization, XEN, Hyper-V, CPanel, WHM, Web-Servers of various makes, Security and Firewall Systems, Control Panels of various vendors, and so on. For all this, they have partnered with various Data Centre’s in Haarlem, Amsterdam (The Netherlands), Frankfurt (Germany), Virginia, Ashburn, Phoenix (USA), Reading, Maidenhead (UK), Pune (India) and Moscow (Russia).
In the first 3 months, when people did not know about them, the Cloudcandy sales team used to work on various marketing tools and ideas ex SEO, AdWords, Blog marketing, Forum posing etc. They haven’t seen back from the day they started making profits. They are now a one-stop-place for business and an IT partner for many companies.
Their 12 member team is based out of Manipal and UK. Their Wristcode team is working on a hospitality domain project. They also launched in.cloudcandyhost.com and are looking to market their product to Indian sub-continent user base. They would soon expand in UK (United Kingdom) to work on a localized hosting services for various countries. “Soon we would have an office in Bangalore which would give us access to a better talent pool,” says Vikas.
The company is completely bootstrapping currently. “We have gained enough profits to keep our project funded but we are definitely looking for serious funding so that we could reach more users in the coming days,” adds Sumanth, a pass out from Mangalore institute of Technology and Engineering.
As a message for future entrepreneurs, they say, “Start when you’re in college that gives you a timeframe to learn from your failures. Entrepreneurship can’t be thought, it’s experienced. Take that extra leap of faith and jump in to the sea of entrepreneurship and you will soon learn to swim through or May be even build a Ship. Don’t just sit on the Shore and plan on how to swim.”