Tag Archives: hosting

Censorship in Ecuador

After we received a request from the Australian Police in May this year (see more here), in which they wanted to censor one of our customers for leaking important data about the abuse happening in the Island of Nauru, we received another request from law enforcement in Ecuador.

Spanish original:

“Buenas tardes señores, Flokinet

Les saludamos de Ecuador para reportar que la Ip alojado en su hosting se encuentra publicando información que afecta a la integridad de la Empresa Pública del Estado Ecuatoriano, por lo consiguiente solicito a ustedes como provedores de servicio de internet, tengan a bien dar de baja mencionado foro.


Saludos cordiales,

Dirección de Ciberinteligencia”

English translation:

Good afternoon gentlemen, Flokinet

We greet you from Ecuador to report that the Ip hosted on your hosting is publishing information that affects the integrity of the Public Company of the Ecuadorian State, therefore I request you as internet service providers, please remove the above mentioned forum.


Kind regards,

Directorate of Cyber Intelligence

This time, Ecuadorian law enforcement is focused on shutting down the hacktivist group Guacamaya which leaked 400000 e-mails uncovering the cyber vulnerability of the military corps.

As a reply, we remain committed to our fight for a free press so our answer remains clear: We will not take down whistleblowers’ websites.

Why The Netherlands?

Why did we open a data center in the Netherlands?

We made this decision in order to have a footprint in Western Europe for low latency and high bandwidth options. Additionally, the freedom of speech and press laws are great, something that comes to our advantage in protecting the values that we believe in.

What does the Netherlands have to offer in terms of hosting advantages?    

Excellent connections within Europe, low bandwidth prices, DDoS protection and withal all products are wind energy powered, having a low carbon footprint.

Where is the following location of a FlokiNET data center?

We are perpetually probing, for now, various locations. The next one will be most likely outside Europe. As soon as we have details, we will publish them and let the world know our next move.

What products does FlokiNET offer in the Netherlands?

We already offer all products that are available in other locations like shared hosting, VPS, dedicated servers and colocation. You can check out our products here and see which one fits best to your hosting needs.

Have any questions or suggestions for us? Contact us at info@flokinet.is.

Web Hosting 101 – Shared Hosting

Next on the list of our weekly Web Hosting 101 series is shared hosting.

What is shared hosting?

Shared hosting is a type of web hosting in which a single physical server, a cluster or a cloud hosts multiple websites. The fact that many users access the resources of a server, helps to keep the service at a low cost. 

A shared hosting server can host hundreds of user accounts.

Who uses shared hosting?

Shared hosting can be mainly used by blog or small business owners with light or medium traffic on their websites.

This type of hosting is suitable for those mentioned as it does not require advanced configurations or high bandwidth.

Advantages of shared hosting

  • Because the resources are shared by users, shared hosting is a very cost-effective option.
  • It is a great option for less experienced people in the web hosting industry.
  • Easy to keep maintenance.
  • It is managed professionally. 
  • FlokiNET offers CloudLinux, a feature that will offer server stability, density, and security by isolating each tenant and giving them allocated server resources. To find out more about CloudLinux, stay tuned for tomorrow’s post.

Disadvantages of shared hosting

  • Sharing resources with other users, which may cause in rare occasions unbalanced performance.
  • It is less flexible with applications compared to VPS or dedicated servers.
  • If you suspect your website will receive a considerable amount of traffic, shared hosting might not be a good option for you.

Have you decided yet if shared hosting is a good option for you? Got any questions? Contact us at info@flokinet.is.