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Type: Privately Held
Founded: 2000, Canada
Founder(s): Stephen Mathew
Headquarters: 87 River Street
Toronto, Ontario M5A 3P4
Country: Canada
Employees: 1-10[1]
Website: thewhir.com
Blog: WHIR Web Hosting Blog
LinkedIn: WHIR
Key People
Liam Eagle, Editor in Chief

Candice Rodriguez, Director of Biz. Development & Marketing
Allison Heather, Director of Sales

WHIR or Web Host Industry Review is a global company providing news and reviews about companies related to the web hosting market. The company provides various articles on developments in the field, going back ten years, and is one of the biggest resources for information regarding anything related to web hosting The company also publishes the monthly magazine Web Host Industry Review, which for the past seven years has been a source of the latest news in the web hosting industry. Recently the company was acquired by iNET Interactive.[2]

The company is affiliated with the Domain Roundtable and organizes various events for industry networking.[3] The company started organizing such events in 2009.


The company was founded in 2000 by Stephen Mathew, who remained publisher of the company until it was bought out by iNET Interactive. iNET interactive purchased the company on 27th May, 2011.[4]


The company offers a wide range of services of services relating to the internet market and domains. A few of the service offered by the company are:

  • Search web hosting
  • Sell web hosting
  • Web hosting news
  • VPS
  • Web hosting directory
  • Articles relating to web hosting
  • Advertisement programmes for web hosts.
  • Articles relating internet security, Google Apps, cloud computing, strategies to attract public attention et cetera.[5][6][7]


The company has started an online TV service known as WHIR TV, which features videos of interviews with representatives of various prominent Internet and web hosting companies, as well as other important individuals.[8]