HostAdvice Speaks to Mr. Maximilian Kutzner of HostSlick

We had the pleasure to talk with Mr. Maximilian, the owner of HostSlick, and we are excited to learn why our readers should pick HostSlick as their hosting provider.

We recommend you take a few minutes to read it and learn more about the hosting services and the success story behind HostSlick.

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I find the story behind your company very interesting. Can you tell us the idea behind HostSlick, and how everything started?

The Story behind HostSlick is a very long one. It all started already in 2011 under another brand name, which is not anymore. I have purchased a 4€/month cPanel Reseller account and learning about Hosting, Linux, Servers, and all related a bit myself.
I used the Reseller account to re-sell Shared Hosting to forum users and quickly expanded it.  Around September/October 2012 I have rented my first own Dedicated Server and also started offering VPS using rented Servers. Business kept growing, and we rapidly expanded.

In 2018 I started to invest large sums and money I made in all the years to launch my own ASN (AS208046), Network, and purchase our own Hardware we installed in The Netherlands.
All went according to plan and succeed.
Today we host hundreds of Dedicated Servers, a few thousand VPS (KVM and OpenVZ), and own all the hardware.

 

What are the core values that have driven HostSlick forward?

One of our success keys is that we offer custom solutions for each of our customers. Our customers are not just numbers for us.
We always find a solution.
Like we have one Business Customer we manage and host 2000 VPS for. The customer is very happy we can deliver everything for him and his business needs.

Providing the most Quality Service while keeping Prices as low as possible was not our only goal. We also Support Freedom of Speech on the internet. If you need help with your Project, you should contact us!

 

Can you tell us more about the products and services that you offer?

We offer:

  • Offshore Shared Hosting
  • Offshore KVM and OpenVZ VPS
  • Dedicated Servers in the Netherlands
  • DDoS Protection against attacks up to 2tbit

 

What are the markets that you are covering at the moment? Are you planning to expand to other markets as well?

  • Dedicated Servers
  • Colocation
  • VPS
  • Shared/Reseller Hosting

We focus on expanding in the Dedicated Server and Colocation market more.
Also would like to expand more into a market to offer custom IT Solutions as well as Support Services. For VPS customers we are planning Object Storage/Block Storage and VPS for large storage needs in future

 

What are the top 3 things that make HostSlick different from the competition?

  • Personal approach to every customer, listen to them and their needs – we know our customers well!
  • Quality Service at an affordable price (also including DDoS Protection that will not break your wallet!)
  • We own our Network and Hardware, we have full control over everything and possibilities to offer custom solutions

 

Looking through the eye of the customer, what do you think is the most important thing for a hosting provider? What should every customer look at first?

In my opinion:

  • Support
  • Pricing (i.e not overpriced for the service you receive)
  • Scalability (also will the provider offer solutions suited to your needs?)
  • Uptime
  • The provider should be reliable and offer for VPS minimum RAID1 to ensure Data integrity

 

What new features and technology are you planning to introduce in the next period?

As said before, we are planning to offer Storage VPS, and Object/Block Storage. 😉

 

The hosting industry is changing, and many companies are introducing cryptocurrencies as payment methods these days. What is your opinion about this?

Cryptocurrencies are a great thing! They give more freedom and do not depend on politics.

Like we have customers from Russia who can’t pay (anymore – due to sanctions) with normal payment methods – are using now Bitcoin. I think everyone deserves the right to have access to free, uncensored information and the internet. I’m a bit against censoring.

We also offer all kinds of cryptocurrencies as payment methods: Litecoin, XMR, Bitcoin, Etherum, and some others.

 

Where do you see your company heading in the next five years?

In the next five years, we are looking to expand our client base, host more servers, add more products to the portfolio.

 

Anything else you would like to add to our readers about HostSlick that we missed?

I would like to thank you to have the opportunity of an interview and will welcome any interested reader to be one of our customers. You can reach out to us at support@hostslick.de or our Website at https://hostslick.com
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