WebPros

Fund
Fund IV
Year
2017 / 2019
Location
Switzerland / USA
Status
Current

A SaaS hosting platform for server management across the globe.

Key facts

Websites

85m+

supported worldwide

Active server licenses

815k+

globally

cPanel and Plesk

20+

years as leading software solutions

WebPros encompasses cPanel, Plesk and WHMCS.

WebPros

Leading software solutions

cPanel and Plesk have both established themselves as leading software solutions over the past 20 years and today have over 815k active server licenses globally, supporting the operations of more than 85 million websites.

Swiss-based Plesk is Europe’s most widely used hosting control panel, whereas cPanel has built a market-leading position in North America since it was founded by CEO Nick Koston. In addition to the functionality that Plesk offers, cPanel is used by many of the top hosting providers globally to manage their shared hosting platforms.

Our investment 

In 2017, Oakley acquired the assets and operations of Swiss-based Plesk as a carveout from the Parallels Group, followed in 2018 by the acquisitions of virtual server management system provider SolusVM and cPanel, the market-leading web-hosting provider in North America. 

Market dynamics

Global demand for web-hosting services continues to grow underpinned by rapid digitization and increasing smartphone penetration.

WebPros Group simplifies the lives of developers and web professionals by providing highly scalable software solutions that automate server tasks for hosting providers and web professionals.

These hosting control panels provide intuitive web interfaces that allow customers to administer every facet of their websites simply and conveniently, allowing developers to focus on creating web applications and websites. cPanel and Plesk’s solutions cost a fraction of the overall cost of a typical hosting package.

Our origination network helps us source investments others cannot. Often, we are the first institutional investor in our portfolio companies.

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