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30% Off Australian Web Hosting Plans! -- Interview With Dave Of Coast Hosting!

Our interview series has featured a lot of industry leaders and we continue today by talking with Dave of Coast Hosting.  Read on to learn more about this Australian shared hosting company that runs on Linode servers…and also get a special deal!

Hi Dave! Tell us a bit about yourself?

I started in the IT industry 15 years ago. In the early days I was a System Administrator at a broadcast analytics company managing the server infrastructure. This is when I gained a huge interest in media streaming. I have always been a muso so, as you can imagine, technology and music were a match made in heaven. This led me to start my own company providing streaming solutions, which taught me a lot about hosting environments and content delivery networks.

Wow! So How did Coast Hosting start?

In 2020, as we know, COVID-19 hit the world. I started to see a lot of local businesses struggling to stay afloat. They were looking at how to move their business online, which included web design and setting up e-commerce stores. I started Coast Hosting to provide an environment that made it easy to do that at an affordable price.

So you offer Shared Web Hosting, WordPress and Email Plans. How does Coast Hosting differentiate itself from the rest?

Great question! Pretty simple, we only focus on web hosting in Australia. There are very few companies in Australia that aren’t owned by the big players, which gives us the advantage to customize deals as per customer requirements, without the red tape. We are even happy to try and match other providers’ deals, just talk to us!

You openly mention your network runs on Linode servers, why Linode?

Absolutely! Linode is a premium cloud provider. We want to give customers the best web hosting experience. We believe at this stage Linode’s infrastructure suits us just fine. However we are looking at offering independent hardware services such as VPSes and Dedicated Servers in the future, but at this stage we have no set launch date.

Haven’t we seen you somewhere before?

Haha, yes most likely! I am RackNerd’s Digital Content Manager on a contract basis. Dustin and I have worked closely for the last 2 years, and he is a top bloke.

Why should people try out Coast Hosting?

We are a super transparent company. We believe we offer great prices and great performance in Australia. Our server nodes run the latest AMD EPYC CPUs and enterprise-level SSDs so your site will load super quickly. We also offer a 48-hour trial, no credit card needed. Just open a support ticket, and our support agents will help you out.

What gets you up in the morning?

My alarm :) no in all seriousness the fact that I get to wake up everyday is a blessing in itself. Life is too short, so I try to make the most of every opportunity I get. I really enjoy enabling others to be the best they can be, so if I can help I will.

Do you happen to have any specials for the LEB community?

Get 30% off all shared web hosting plans using promo code: LEB30

All prices are in AUD so are cheaper in USD.

*Does not include free domain name with this coupon.


  1. RIP:

    Is not he the same person who was in the Racknerd’s videos ? and now showing to coasthosting?

    May 2, 2022 @ 3:47 am | Reply

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