Stories How Hostaan successfully launched a new hosting service utilising UpCloud

How Hostaan successfully launched a new hosting service utilising UpCloud

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Hostaan Oy is a brand new web hosting company launched in the Finnish web hosting markets this autumn. Our company provides very affordable prices combined with high-quality web hosting services utilising the world’s fastest cloud servers from UpCloud.

Although we are just getting started, we have built the expertise over a decade in a previous web hosting business. We are also planning to launch our services into other selected European countries.

Previous challenges

When we were launching our new web hosting service, we wanted to start with the best possible cloud infrastructure provider. Our goal is to be able to offer unbeatable reliability for our customers, therefore, choosing the right cloud provider was very important.

In the end, the choice was quite easy. We were already familiar with UpCloud and their background from our previous co-operation along the years.

Hosting on UpCloud

Building our web hosting service on UpCloud has given us the flexibility to create new server resources in a swift. Not only that, but we can also adjust any server resources on-demand, taking immediate snapshot backups, and having virtual remote access to the cloud server via UpCloud’s control panel. These are all unbeatable features in our line of business.

Even though our servers rely heavily on the Plesk control panel, we are utilising a lot of custom solutions. As an example, we’ve set up automatically replicating nameservers and incremental backups on file level to HDD block storage servers. Such custom configurations are especially benefiting from UpCloud’s utility network.

We’ve built our services using UpCloud’s fast MaxIOPS storage. In addition, although UpCloud’s servers are already fast, we intentionally overprovision our resources to ensure the performance of our customers’ websites.

Improvements

UpCloud’s cloud platform has eliminated all hardware-level troubles for us. It insulates our services from any server downtime caused by hardware failures or outdated hardware components, thus allowing us to concentrate on our core strengths, web hosting.

Furthermore, UpCloud’s 100% SLA gives us an environmental advantage to offer the best reliability to our customers. Also, packaging the world’s fastest cloud servers into the world’s fastest budget web hosting cannot be so bad in marketing terms either.

Future plans

UpCloud provides us with an excellent infrastructure for European-wide or even international growth. This will allow us to set up servers where our customers are located and being able to compete localized in local markets with a technologically advanced server platform.

We have high hopes to see numerous small businesses and website enthusiasts to benefit from our low-budget, high-quality services in multiple countries in the near future.

Locations

Helsinki (HQ)

In the capital city of Finland, you will find our headquarters, and our first data centre. This is where we handle most of our development and innovation.

London

London was our second office to open, and a important step in introducing UpCloud to the world. Here our amazing staff can help you with both sales and support, in addition to host tons of interesting meetups.

Singapore

Singapore was our 3rd office to be opened, and enjoys one of most engaged and fastest growing user bases we have ever seen.

Seattle

Seattle is our 4th and latest office to be opened, and our way to reach out across the pond to our many users in the Americas.