TL; DR: LinkData is a UK-based hosting provider that offers affordable web hosting solutions and add-on services, including colocation, disaster recovery, and managed services. The international company opened the first datacenter location in the Kurdistan region of Iraq, becoming the sole ICANN-accredited registrar and Tier 3 datacenter facility in the country. LinkData’s commitment to meeting customer needs is evident in this recent launch and through its reliable and secure infrastructure backed by the latest advanced technology and 24/7 customer support.
Datacenters are the central hub of the hosting industry. Within these temperature-controlled and state-of-the-art buildings, hosting companies house their servers and provide users with reliable hosting environments. A datacenter’s makeup and location play considerable roles in hosting performance. That is why many hosting providers expand their datacenter locations and set out to maintain modern infrastructure.
The proximity of your server’s datacenter improves your website’s performance and affects your website’s loading speed and latency. Infrastructure makeup, on the other hand, drives performance. Different types of datacenters deliver different hosting experiences. Four tiers of datacenters exist, each varying in uptime, redundancy, availability, and powering infrastructure. The higher the tier, the better the experience.
LinkData, a UK-based hosting provider, offers a valuable combination of affordable hosting packages and an efficient datacenter infrastructure strategy. “Our state-of-the-art infrastructure, advanced technology, and expertise in hosting, domains, cloud, and compute services have enabled us to offer our clients a range of innovative and reliable solutions,” said Tariq Al-Taie, MA, Chief Marketing Officer at LinkData.
LinkData prioritizes customer needs and delivers comprehensive hosting solutions that include everything from domain registration to WordPress installation. All of its hosting plans come with at least 50 GB of storage, five or more databases, unlimited email, unmetered bandwidth, and 24/7 support.
“By leveraging our expertise, advanced technology, and state-of-the-art infrastructure, we can provide our clients with cost-effective solutions that meet their needs and exceed their expectations,” said Tariq.
Opening the First and Only Tier 3 Datacenter in Kurdistan
In 2019, LinkData opened a Tier 3 datacenter location in the Kurdistan region of Iraq. Located in Erbil, Kurdistan, this groundbreaking datacenter launch is the first and only of its kind in the region, according to Tariq. He explained that the idea for this new datacenter location came from one of LinkData’s shareholders, who assessed the need for expansion.
“He pointed out that the area is still untapped and economically booming, with many international companies opening offices in Erbil to make it their hub in the Middle East. We are proud to be the first to build a Tier 3 datacenter in Erbil, which demonstrates our commitment to delivering world-class services to our clients,” said Tariq.
LinkData made this strategic decision because of the gap in the market. The high cost of entry and other obstacles made it challenging for other companies to break ground and establish datacenters in Kurdistan. But LinkData overcame these challenges to give this growing business landscape a reliable source to power its operational objectives.
“With this datacenter, we are proud to be contributing to the growth and development of the region’s tech industry with services that can be offered around the globe and not only in the region,” said Tariq.
Tier 3 datacenter facilities offer users high availability, a low annual downtime of 1.6 hours, fully redundant architecture, and power outage protection. LinkData’s newest facility also has the latest technology and infrastructure to ensure maximum uptime, scalability, and security. All of these attributes allow LinkData to provide clients with a one-stop shop for hosting features, including VPS, VDS, colocation, disaster recovery, and managed services, among others.
“With our expertise in hosting, domains, cloud, and compute services, combined with our state-of-the-art datacenter, we are well-positioned to meet the demands of our clients in the region and help them achieve their business objectives,” said Tariq.
Prioritizing Customer Needs With Cost-Effective Solutions
LinkData serves a wide range of clients, from small- and medium-sized businesses to enterprises across various industries. And the company’s commitment to meeting customer demands is evident through its latest endeavors, including its datacenter launch in Kurdistan.
Tariq told us LinkData is also the sole ICANN-accredited registrar in Kurdistan and Iraq. This feat showcases its credibility and dedication to delivering a complete hosting service to users everywhere.
Cost-effectiveness is an important pillar of LinkData’s business model. The team strives to meet customer expectations and offer a valuable experience. One way it does so is by offering affordable hosting plans and add-on services.
“Our Tier 3 datacenter in the Kurdistan region of Iraq is a testament to this commitment. Despite being the only facility of its kind in the region, we have made every effort to ensure that our prices remain competitive,” said Tariq.
The LinkData team believes affordable prices shouldn’t come at the expense of quality and reliable service. That’s why it makes a conscious effort to deliver the highest standard of services but with customer needs in mind. LinkData prides itself on providing those top-tier server solutions that guarantee secure and scalable hosting environments for users.
LinkData also doesn’t take shortcuts with its customer service. The team prioritizes customer feedback in everything it does and has built a reputation for exceptional customer support. Tariq told us LinkData continuously improves and delivers solutions catered to user needs by listening to clients and incorporating their feedback into its operations.
“As we look to the future, we remain committed to putting our customers first. We understand that our success depends on our ability to meet the evolving needs of our clients and provide them with the highest standard of services at an affordable price,” said Tariq.
On the Horizon: More Datacenters and Gaming Servers
Consumer needs constantly evolve as newer technologies emerge and subsequent demands appear. Fortunately, evolution and adaptation are two things LinkData is familiar with, and the company continues to expand to meet evolving customer needs. One trend LinkData is tackling right now is gaming servers.
“We are currently preparing our datacenter to support gaming servers in the Middle East in response to the growing demand for gaming-related services in the region,” said Tariq.
In addition to gaming, LinkData will soon release its own storage services, VPN, and Kubernetes services to further extend its product line with much-needed solutions. These products will all have the same on-brand foundation of reliability, security, and affordability.
“Furthermore, we are excited to announce that Linkdata will open a new datacenter in Sofia, Bulgaria. This strategic location will allow us to better serve our clients in Eastern Europe and beyond and offer them access to our state-of-the-art infrastructure and top-tier services,” said Tariq.
As LinkData set itself up for future growth and expansion, the team has maintained its commitment to providing secure and reliable services for customers.
“We remain committed to delivering innovative solutions that meet the evolving needs of our clients and enable them to succeed in their respective industries. By expanding our services and opening new datacenters in strategic locations, we are well-positioned to help our clients achieve their goals and grow their businesses,” said Tariq.