Georgi Yanev is always looking for better ways to provide his customers with the support, security, and performance they need ever since he co-founded the cloud hosting company FastComet in 2014.
Georgi’s first experience working in technology was fixing malfunctioning software for thousands of customers for a startup web hosting company. These customers relied on bare-metal servers, and Georgi saw firsthand how vulnerable they could be. “When you reach the point that you’re managing hundreds of thousands of servers, there is a big chance to have some type of failure almost every day,” he said.
A few years later, working as a CTO for another hosting company, Georgi set out to convince his employer to transition from bare-metal servers and hard disks to the cutting-edge technology of cloud-based platforms as the infrastructure failure level was unsustainable. Citing costs, the company failed to see Yanev’s vision for where the industry was heading. “Today, this may sound like a no-brainer, but that was back in 2013, and the price of bare-metal servers was constantly dropping while cloud computing was expensive,” he recalled.
Later that year, Georgi was approached by a college friend about creating a web hosting company that utilized cloud-based technology. With his friend and two other colleagues, Georgi started FastComet. Today, the company offers a wide range of services, including managed migrations, cPanel shared hosting, cloud VPS hosting, and dedicated CPU servers, as well as Cloudflare CDN and 24/7 customer support.
FastComet has grown to become a popular choice for cloud-based hosting and boasts strong customer ratings on sites such as HostAdvice.com, Trustpilot, and others. The driving force behind FastComet’s growth is its commitment to providing customers with simplicity, ease, and effective service.
Georgi’s top priority for him and his team at FastComet is to enable users who might lack the experience to expand their online presence. “This empowers our customers to succeed in their own projects, even with a limited budget or limited technical skills,” he said.
While FastComet’s foundation is to provide websites built on open source software, the company specializes in hosting and managing WordPress sites. Many customers come to FastComet because they want a website up and running simply and quickly, then stay because of all the services FastComet can provide to help them grow.
Since the company began, FastComet has almost exclusively partnered with Linode as its cloud provider. While other public cloud companies couldn’t offer the infrastructure flexibility and the special requests his customers needed, Georgi said Linode continues to support FastComet’s growth.
“The Linode infrastructure is solid. It’s flexible. You can focus on your project, not your infrastructure.”
By allowing FastComet to provide stability and simplicity for its users, Linode helps Georgi and his team continue working towards delivering high levels of support, security, and performance for their customers.
FastComet continues to grow alongside Linode’s international expansion across 11 data centers while maintaining a commitment to its mission and always improving the service his company provides for its global customers.