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Our business is managed hosting, so keeping our web operations work in flow is essential. In this article series, I’m sharing what we’ve learned in that regard.


13 Nov 2017

This year in October, our managed hosting platform freistilbox had its fifth birthday. I founded freistil IT in 2010, so five years is a major part of our whole journey. Unfortunately, in all honesty (and I’m going to be candid throughout this article), we did not come nearly as far as we should have at this time. We could have a better product, and we could have grown faster, both financially and in team size.


04 Nov 2017

Final preparations for DrupalCon Vienna are underway, and of course freistilbox is going to take part in Europe’s biggest Drupal conference!


20 Sep 2017

After a number of scandals related to dodgy SSL certificates, Google decided in March 2017 to take measures against Symantec and its brands Thawte, GeoTrust and RapidSSL. Google’s initial proposal included many limitations, for example removing ‘trust’ in existing Symantec certificates from the Chrome browser, showing Symantec EV certificates as domain validation certificates without a company name and green address bar, and limiting certificate validity to 9 months. After long discussions on the Chrome mailing list, a new proposal defined revised, less disruptive measures. Still, Google states that starting 31 August 2017, Chrome may gradually begin mistrusting Symantec, GeoTrust, Thawte and RapidSSL branded certificates that were issued before 1 June 2016.


25 Jul 2017

Every month, the websites of our managed hosting customers deliver many terabytes of content. That’s why it’s important for us to have high-performance connections to as many global networks as possible.


04 Jul 2017

There is a lot of unmet demand in European Drupal businesses, especially in SMEs, for better support with growing their customer base and entering new markets. This is my main takeaway from the recent European Drupal Business Days in Frankfurt.


08 Jun 2017

Next week, the Radisson Blu hotel in Frankfurt will be the venue for the European Drupal Business Days. We’ve been the go-to hosting experts for European Drupal shops for more than seven years now, so of course freistilbox will be there, too!


12 May 2017

Still on the fence if you’re going to DrupalCon Baltimore? This might be your chance of getting in free of charge!

Since I had already bought my DrupalCon ticket when my talk “Captaining a container ship: Docker orchestration with Kontena” got accepted, we’ve got a spare DrupalCon ticket. Community is an important part of our company culture, so I thought: What better way is there than to make the day of a fellow Drupal community member by giving them a free DrupalCon ticket?

All you have to do is to follow these simple steps:

  1. Follow @freistilbox on Twitter
  2. Click the following link to send us a tweet that completes the sentence:

I’d like the #DrupalConNA ticket from @freistilbox Drupal hosting because…

We’ll pick the winner randomly from all our followers who sent us the tweet above before Wednesday, April 12th 2017, 0:00 GMT.

No purchase is necessary to take part in the giveaway. The ticket may not be resold or transferred.

There’s not much time, so send us your best tweet right now!


07 Apr 2017

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