Web Hosting Interview - Serverspace January 2021

Web Hosting Interview - Serverspace January 2021

Grigoriy Koshelev, Head of Performance Marketing at Serverspace

HostSearch interviewed Grigoriy Koshelev, Head of Performance Marketing at Serverspace - an ideal online Сloud IT infrastructure rental service.

  • HOSTSEARCH: Grigoriy thank you for giving us an opportunity to talk with you today. Can you please tell us about your background?
    GRIGORIY KOSHELEV: Upon graduation from South Ural State University (degree in marketing management) for 2 years I’d been working as a CPC Specialist and Head of CPC for different marketing agencies.

    For the last 3 years I’ve been in charge of paid traffic at ITGLOBAL.COM Group (St Petersburg, Russia).
  • HOSTSEARCH: As the Head of Performance Marketing at Serverspace, can you please tell us how will you market each product and what channels are you using and planning to use?
    GRIGORIY KOSHELEV: Our main product in the area of paid traffic is cloud servers. In addition to that at the moment we are launching a cloud server administration service.

    We work with Google Ads, Facebook ads, banners ads and native ads on other partners sites.

    We are also planning to test some other performance channels, such as LinkedIN ads, Pinterest ads and Reddit ads.
  • HOSTSEARCH: Can you please tell us more about the company?
    GRIGORIY KOSHELEV: Serverspace is an international cloud provider that offers automated deployment of Linux and Windows-based virtual infrastructure from anywhere in the world in less than 1 minute. Open API and CLI tools are available to integrate client services. Other services include S3-compatible object storage and virtual infrastructure administration by Serverspace technicians. The provider owns its own server equipment located in the largest data centers in the USA, Europe, Russia, etc., and is part of the ITGLOBAL.COM group of companies - an international provider of IT services, products and services.
  • HOSTSEARCH: What products and services does Serverspace offer?
    GRIGORIY KOSHELEV: We offer Cloud servers, Virtual Private cloud, Cloud object storage, SSL certificates, Monitoring and DNS hosting.
  • HOSTSEARCH: I noticed that you're offering a cloud-based VPS. What are the advantages for customers using this service?
    GRIGORIY KOSHELEV: Cloud VPS (Cloud Virtual Private Server) is a hardware server connected to other hardware servers as a single failover cluster. When one of the servers goes down, it instantly switches to the other running server for high availability. Cloud VPS is also scalable, allowing our users to quickly expand their virtual server capacity at any time.
  • HOSTSEARCH: Can you tell us more about the Flexible Cloud Servers?
    GRIGORIY KOSHELEV: We call our Cloud Servers Flexible for two reasons:

    First of all, they provide a lot more freedom in creation (eg you can create 5 servers at a time, with 5 public IP addresses, with custom number of CPU, RAM and memory, even with configurable network parameters).

    And second, they also allow a lot more freedom in scalability: it is possible to change configuration at any time, quickly delete and deploy cloud servers.
  • HOSTSEARCH: What is the Public API service? What is the special about it?
    GRIGORIY KOSHELEV: All options available on the control panel can be performed via public API.

    I’m talking about such options as:

    viewing available operating systems, configurations and locations for creating servers and networks;

    creating snapshots of servers, that can be structured. It is also possible to view details and return the server to them;

    providing full or partial access to the infrastructure for our users, enabling them to work together with networks, balance, servers and others;

    creation and removal of cloud servers, disks, isolated networks and network interfaces;

    viewing properties of elements of the cloud network infrastructure. It is possible to control their power supply and change the configuration.
  • HOSTSEARCH: What is the benefit to the users who are using your Cloud Services? How do others?
    GRIGORIY KOSHELEV: Firstly, we have 10 minute billing cycle and it is possible to pay as you go, whereas most of our competitors offer plans with fixed payment per month only.

    Secondly, we provide free of charge technical support. Our specialists address all the requests promptly and always speak to the point. Some of our competitors provide only paid support services and at times fail to provide technical support with required degree of proficiency

    Thirdly, unlike some of our competitors using Linux only, we work both with Windows & Linux OS.

    Reason #4 is our Custom configurations. You can choose the number of processor cores, the size of RAM, disk storage, bandwidth for each cloud server and change it anytime you like. Others offer fixed plans only without possibility to change anything.

    And the last but not the least, is our super easy sign-up procedure. All you need to join is an e-mail address, whereas others require much more info to register, such as physical address, phone number, payment details etc.
  • HOSTSEARCH: What can Serverspace do for the customers who wish to migrate to a cloud?
    GRIGORIY KOSHELEV: We can offer our customers simplified Migration and free of charge technical support at every step of the process.
  • HOSTSEARCH: Is there anything you wish to add for this interview? Thank you very much for your time with us and we wish you a great success in 2021.
    GRIGORIY KOSHELEV: Thank you for your time too and good luck in 2021!

    To try Serverspace and to get 100% off the first payment, pleas, use the coupon code: HOSTSEARCH2021

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