History of LCN – the short version

Believe it or not we didn’t start out as web hosting and domain name gurus – back in 1999 our bag was web design.

One of the things that really bothered us in those days was the lack of quality hosting and domain name providers around to house our clients’ websites. Tired of expensive domain prices and servers with flaky uptime, we decided the best way to fix the problem was to do it ourselves, so LCN.com was born!

Since then we’ve gone from strength to strength and are proud to be one of the biggest organically grown web hosts and registrars in the UK. In fact, many of the small team from the beginning are still here, all these years later.

200,000+ happy customers


happy customers

50,000+ active hostings


active hostings

60 full time staff

over 60

fulltime staff members

100 cups of tea


cups of tea washed down daily

Our mission

Helping small businesses get online is at the heart of everything we do here at LCN. Our goal is to cut the jargon and make creating and publishing a website a realistic prospect for everyone. We don’t think you should have to rely on a third-party designer just to have an online presence.

But getting your site online is only half the battle – the other challenge is making it a success! We give you a hand with this too, with hundreds of marketing guides to help you reach the right audience – all thrown in for free.

To help us help you, we’ve made customer service and support a top priority. So you can chat to our UK-based support team by phone and email seven days a week.

Making it easy for non-technical small businesses to be successful online

Here’s what just some of our customers say about our service…

  • 73x73

    Having been let down badly by Vodafone I had to move email hosting very rapidly for several domains. Within 2 hours LCN was hosting our POP3 email. Needed to make one call to tech... (Continued)

    wrote about 1 month ago by David Kibble

  • 73x73

    Best customer service available. Very reliable hosting. Very reasonable prices. I would highly recommend them.

    wrote 23 days ago by Steven prebble

  • 73x73

    No fuss, no strings service. All completed in 15 minutes. Best hosting solution I've ever used.

    wrote 18 days ago by Ian

  • 73x73

    I have been using LCN.com for 13 years, and always found the service excellent.

    wrote 18 days ago by Malcolm Buckton

  • 5 stars on TrustPilot

    If you ever need a website you really MUST give @lcndotcom a call 1st. I'm a pain in the butt & they treat me like a VIP #customer service

    wrote about 2 months ago by Amanda Benbelaid

  • 5 stars on TrustPilot

    @lcndotcom guys your service is spot on - been with you for years now and you always hit the mark!

    wrote 12 days ago by Peter J. Coleman

  • 5 stars on TrustPilot

    Really happy with @lcndotcom's hosting and support. I'm now in the process of moving all my websites over to them :)

    wrote about 2 months ago by TheHigherEntity

  • 5 stars on TrustPilot

    Excellent #customerexperience - as always from @lcndotcom. LiveChat windows includes photo of #customerservice assi… https://t.co/O6bA5uB1n8

    wrote 12 days ago by Red Vanilla

  • 5 stars on TrustPilot

    Whoever just helped me w/some email smtp probs on multiple Apple devices, thankyou @lcndotcom = brilliant service. So helpful. Wooo hooo!

    wrote 3 months ago by Sean Loram

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We made a conscious effort to make sure our entire operation is located at a single site. Sure we could’ve cut costs by using buying cheap server space in other data centres or outsourcing our support desk, but we think having our staff and services located in the same building in the UK makes a huge difference to us and our customers. It’s one big happy home for LCN’s staff and servers alike.

At the heart of the LCN platform is our state-of-the-art data centre just off the A1(M) in Stevenage, Hertfordshire. It’s super resilient, with its own substation, advanced UPS system and backup generator – meaning your server could stay online days even without mains electricity on-site. It’s also watched round-the-clock by our on-site monitoring team, who can step in at a moment’s notice if anything goes awry.

Data centre talk can get a bit jargony and drawn out, so here are some bitesize facts you might want to know.

Our team

The data centre may power the LCN machine, but it’s really it’s the people that really make the company what it is. We currently employ over sixty full time staff – here’s just a few of the team.

Mark Boost CEO

Without doubt the busiest guy in the office. As well as being CEO and founder of LCN, Mark also heads up our sister brands ServerChoice and Ai Networks. Despite this, he’s always approachable and maintains a hands-on approach with LCN and all our staff members.

Nick De Monte Technical Director

Another one that’s been with the company since our humble beginnings, Nick has seen it all. Coming from a design and UX background he knows what’s what. He’s in charge of our R&D and engineering teams and works on new products and features – nothing at LCN goes live without getting past Nick’s keen eye.

Barry Fenning Marketing Director

Barry joined the team in 2008 when we poached him from some company called Google. He’s a self-confessed workaholic, so as well as marketing LCN products and services he also makes sure we keep our customers at the forefront of everything we do.

Dan Sampson Customer Support Manager

This is the man responsible for moulding new recruits into tech support super-soldiers. Our support team deal with hundreds of calls and tickets every day, and Dan ensures every single customer query is answered to the very best of our ability.

Baxter Mascot / Junior Vice President

Baxter is Mark’s dog and the official company mascot. He spends his days patrolling the office, greeting visitors and generally getting all the attention a dog could ever dream of. Fun fact: He’s always on the hunt for bananas.

Want to join the team?

We’re always on the lookout for new talent to join our ranks. If you’re looking to work for a friendly, informal and innovative company, and are passionate about what you do, we’d love to hear from you.

Current job opportunities

Helping UK charities get online

It’s our pleasure to have helped over 500 hundred UK charities get their websites online completely free of charge!

If you’re a charity or a non-profit organisation, we can offer you free web hosting for life and a free 2-year domain name – everything you need to get your organisation seen and heard online.

All you need to do is get in touch to let us know a few details about your charity and what sort of hosting you need. We’ll do the rest and have you up and running in no time at all.

Find out more about our charity hosting

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