HOSTSEARCH: Hi there, thanks a lot for being with us today. Please introduce yourself and your company AWARDSPACE.COM.
DAVID PRESTON: Hi! My name is David Preston and I am the sales and marketing manager at AwardSpace.com. I joined AwardSpace in 2007 and have enjoyed my job ever since. I really love communicating with partners and customers, coming up with new ideas, researching the web and offering the best deals to our users. AWARDSPACE.COM is a famous free and paid hosting company with more that 1 500 000 users hosted on both AWARDSPACE and RESELLERCLUSTER – our free reseller hosting brand. We are amongst the first to offer free php and MySQL database hosting and we’ve continuously been improving our plan parameters, servers’ hardware and software to establish one of the best free hosting services available.
HOSTSEARCH: As AWARDSPACE.COM is a fast growing Germany based company. How big is AWARDSPACE.COM's customer base?
DAVID PRESTON: As mentioned above more that 1 500 000 users use our hosting platform out of which 30 000 resellers and almost 50 000 paid hosting users.
HOSTSEARCH: What have been AWARDSPACE.COM's main successes?
DAVID PRESTON: Our main success is our happy and satisfied customers. For us nothing is more rewarding than a customer that is replying with a thankful answer after we have helped him/her solve an issue. This is also a really great part of our marketing since a happy customer would bring even more customers and a customer who is not satisfied would publish a negative review for us and thus we might loose many other potential customers.
HOSTSEARCH: What are your product's particular strengths?
DAVID PRESTON: The strength of our products portfolio is the broad range of hosting target groups that it includes. We have almost everything for everybody regardless it you are a beginner in web development and just want to upload your first site or you are a system administrator and want to have 100% flexibility. We are also a few weeks away from launching our performance plans which would allow you to host a high ranking site for a relatively cheaper price. You do not need to pay a couple of hundred dollars for resources that you would not use in full.
HOSTSEARCH: You're also offering Free Web Hosting. Can you tell us more about these offers?
DAVID PRESTON: Yes, this is what AWARDSPACE.COM is most famous for. We are glad that we managed to help hundreds of students, not profit organizations or just people that are on a tight budget. A decent percent of those people would sooner or later upgrade or recommend someone that will go for a paid plan.
HOSTSEARCH: I noticed that AWARDSPACE.COM is eco-conscious company. Can you please tell us more about the company’s green policy?
DAVID PRESTON: Green is not only a color or a way to attract new customers. It should become a style of living for everybody regardless if it is a multinational company or a single household. With the global climate changing even faster than the global economy we believe it was a great investment to go into the wind powered energy servers, not only in terms business, but ensuring a better future for next generations.
HOSTSEARCH: What can we know more about AWARDSPACE.COM’s data center in LambdaNet, Kiel, Germany?
DAVID PRESTON: LambdaNet is well-known for being one of the connecting internet backbones between Europe and North America and represent cutting-edge technology. Based on this fact LambdaNet data center has a large number of private peerings. The presence of key international exchange points is providing fast access to all important Internet networks in-between Europe and North America. More information could be seen here http://www.awardspace.com/about-us/awardspace-data-center/state-of-the-art-data-center
HOSTSEARCH: What are the advantages for you is being based in Germany?
DAVID PRESTON: Being in the heart of Europe’s economy and a country know for its technological developments and success puts us in a very good position. A lot of people are quite comfortable with our servers being in a reputable location such as Germany. Also we have really good connectivity with North America and entire Europe which makes us a preferred partner for those targeting these huge markets and looking for performance in the US-EU region.
HOSTSEARCH: Where do you see the company in 3 years time?
DAVID PRESTON: High in the cloud. We are developing several big projects and related to cloud hosting and cloud computing and I am sure that our tech team will come up with something revolutionary that will change the very foundations of the industry.
HOSTSEARCH: That will be all for my questions, thanks again for your time!
DAVID PRESTON: Thanks for having me!