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HostAdvice Speaks to Mr. Kolja Weber of FlokiNET

Today we are talking with Mr. Kolja Weber from FlokiNET, where we are going to learn more about their products and services.

We hope that you will enjoy this interview as much as we did.

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What is the history of FlokiNET? How did the story begin?

FlokiNET started in 2011, in Iceland, when I and a group of friends started the company as a solution to hosting problems Wikileaks and other media organizations faced. We hoped that through FlokiNET we would help overcome this situation and become a safe haven for (responsible) freedom of speech, free press, and whistle-blower projects.

What were the challenges that you had to face when you were starting the company?

Hosting in Iceland was back then a niche and the data center we could collaborate with was not ready for our demands. But we managed to solve this with our partner and now offer the best prices for servers in Iceland on the market.

What are the main products and services of FlokiNET?

Our main products consist of shared hosting, VPS, and dedicated servers. We also offer colocation and reseller services, among many others.

What markets is FlokiNET present at the moment?

Our services are provided worldwide. However, we have no data center in South America and Asia yet but we are currently working on this.

What are your plans on expanding to new markets?

We are excited to announce that we will soon open a new data center in the Netherlands and one in Asia, most likely in Taiwan, by 2022.

What is your opinion about cryptocurrencies and their influence on the hosting industry?

I think cryptocurrencies are becoming essential for services provided outside traditional markets where bank accounts exist. For example, if a customer from Peru wants to pay our service by bank transfer they might have fewer options or the fees might be very high. Cryptocurrencies solve this problem fast and easily and help hosting services become more reachable for people throughout the world.

What are your plans for 2022?

We plan that in the following year to expand our business by creating a FlokiNET footprint in Asia, South America, and Africa.

What new products and services are you particularly interested in at the moment?

We are looking forward to offering more security-based services in the upcoming months and want to make sure our customers will receive the maximum protection and security possible. Another goal we continuously aim for is setting our carbon footprint to zero.

On that note, a very exciting service that we just started is that we now also offer 10, 40, 80 and 100Gbps port options for our customers in Romania who demand high bandwidth options.

This option will follow on our other locations as well.

Where do you see FlokiNET in the next 10 years?

We would like to become the “to go place” for privacy and security-focused customers. We are already the largest B2C data center in Iceland and want to promote these services more. Green hosting is the future and essential for our industry, so we have to and want to make sure it will be affordable for everyone.

Finally, would like to share something else about FlokiNET to our readers that we missed in our previous questions?

At FlokiNET we always try to help and give back to the community as much as possible. We do sponsor NGOs and media organizations but also provide free services to overcome censorship like our new DNS resolver.

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