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Milestones of Keyweb

Who we are and where we come from

Kontakt und Hilfe bei Keyweb - dargestellt durch eine Ansprechpertnerin mit Headset

Milestones of Keyweb

Who we are and where we come from

Kontakt und Hilfe bei Keyweb - dargestellt durch eine Ansprechpertnerin mit Headset

Milestones of Keyweb<

Who we are and where we come from

We know our way around servers and hosting like the back of our hand and have done so since 1997. Keyweb is an unlisted public limited company, which has been run by the owner since its foundation with a lot of heart and soul. Our location in the middle of Germany, in the heart of Thuringia - Our mature profile and our always security-oriented services are particularly appreciated by Keyweb's customers.

We would like to invite you to get to know us and convince yourself of the quality of our services.

Keyweb‘s Milestones



Keyweb is founded by Frank Nowag, at that time still under the name Keyma GmbH. The first homepage internetprovider.net goes online.


Free web hosting tariff

The company's growth begins with the offer campaign of a free web hosting tariff on “kostenlos.de“.


Server location Germany

Turning away from the US server hosting provider by renting its own space in a data centre in Frankfurt.


Start Dedicated Server building

Start of own server production of Keymachine® brand servers for more flexibility and quality assurance.


The Keyweb brand

Keyweb has been a registered trademark in Germany since 29.10.2001.


Change of name

Keyma GmbH becomes the Keyweb AG.


Data center rental in Erfurt

Decision for server location in the middle of Germany.


1. Keyweb data center

Planning and construction of our own TÜV-certified data center in Erfurt.



Focus on dedicated Linux servers for greater differentiation from the competition.


Launch of monthly contract terms

Removal of long-term contracts also for pure hosting tariffs. Contractual commitments are favoured with discounting.


2. Keyweb data center

Design and construction of another data center in Erfurt.


100% eco-power

Transition from 60% green electricity to 100%.


Traffic flatrate

Pioneer: Introduction of free data transfer volume also for simple hosting tariffs.


Managed option

For the first time, maintenance and care is included as KeyManaged for dedicated servers.


Keyweb Country Representatives

In several countries, Keyweb‘s Hosting is operated by specialised reseller.


Foundation of Keymachine Server Manufactory

The company's own server construction is outsourced to the Keymachine Server Manufactory.


Homepage and CI Relaunch

The Keyweb brand and homepage were given a new look.


Promoting alternative software systems

Increased focus and use of alternative software systems for data protection and security.


Free server admin tool KeyHelp®

KeyHelp, the server management software popular with Keyweb customers, is launched and made freely available to everyone on keyhelp.de.


Intensive IT association involvement

Keyweb actively shapes the IT work and further development in Thuringia through committed participation in various associations.


Certification in sustainability

Keyweb intensifies the sustainable corporate orientation and receives the Certification of the German Institute for Sustainability and Economy.


Expansion of the data centre structure

In order to serve increasing customer project services, Keyweb is again expanding its IT infrastructure.


Expansion of the safety concept

IT security is being systematically expanded at all levels of the company as well as in the range of services offered by Keyweb.


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Keyweb Neuigkeiten


Keyweb AG supports WeLa - free cargo bikes in Weimar

Sustainable mobility is an important step towards a climate-conscious future. This year, the WeLa initiative was launched in Weimar, which enables Weimar residents to borrow a cargo bike free of charge and thus do without a car even when transporting larger objects. Keyweb AG, which already supports the similar project "E(l)la" in Erfurt, is now also sponsoring the domain and the corresponding web space for "WeLa".

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Become a web hosting provider – without your own data center!

Everything is going digital. A hosting business is a sensible and future-proof business idea for precisely this reason. But what do you do if you want to become a hoster but don't want to invest in your own data centre? – Or if you want to concentrate more on sales than on technology? We show you a good alternative – including all the necessary requirements and the steps to take.

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