AUSTRALIAN web hosting provider Hostinger is looking to move its headquarters from Perth to Melbourne, but will not be moving its employees there either.
The company announced it was looking to open a new Australian web hosting business in a Sydney suburb on Thursday.
Hostinger founder Jason Stokes said he would relocate its Melbourne office from the Adelaide city centre to a suburb in the suburbs of Melbourne, where he would be in a position to expand the company’s presence there.
He said he hoped to move the Australian company’s offices out of Perth by the end of this year.
“We’ll have to start somewhere in Sydney,” Mr Stokes told the ABC’s The Project.
“I think it’s going to be a better place.”
Mr Stoke said Hostinger had been looking to relocate for a number of years, and had considered several sites in Sydney, but ultimately decided to move from Perth.
“There was no choice, and we’re really excited about the opportunities for the next 10 to 20 years,” he said.
“It’s a lot of growth potential, and it’s a great city to be in.”
Hostinger will be moving from Perth, but not its current office in Melbourne, to the suburb of West Perth.
The move comes just weeks after it announced a move to Perth from Sydney.
“In the past couple of years we’ve been very much looking at the Sydney area, and particularly the CBD and the suburbs,” Mr Strokes said.
“[But] the Sydney market is growing at such a phenomenal rate that we’re not really in a good position to support our existing offices there at the moment.”
Mr Stroke said it was too early to say what Hostinger would do with the new Perth office.
“Our main focus right now is to move Hostinger’s Australian offices to Melbourne and expand our global network,” he told The Project, adding that it was also considering a possible move to Brisbane.
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“At the end, we’re moving our Australian offices out to Melbourne,” Mr Stuart said.
Hosted from Melbourne to Perth, Hostinger currently has staff in Sydney and Melbourne, and will be expanding its footprint in the future.
The Adelaide-based company has over 1,000 web hosts, as well as a number for mobile apps, and is one of the largest web hosting providers in the world.
“As we’ve grown, we’ve realised we’re also getting bigger and bigger,” Mr Sues said.