Growing Broadband Penetration and Growth in Number of Web Hosts Drives the Global Web Hosting Services Market

The area of web hosting witnessed enormous improvement in terms of services offered in recent years. Present day web hosting providers work in accordance with the dynamic requirements of end-users. Services offered by web hosting service providers have of late become highly crucial for business organizations which are continuously racing against competition. The Web Hosting Services market globally is always rife with competition with hundreds of hosting service providers struggling to earn business through various strategies which include competitively priced packages and better-service claims, among others. With plunging data transfer costs and disk space prices, entry barrier to this space has almost become nil. Triggering the rapid growth of websites is the extensive proliferation of mobile devices that is compelling the developers to design and launch mobile version of websites to enable mobile users to access the content and perform transactions from virtually anywhere. The ubiquitous availability of Internet on mobile devices such as mobile phones, tablet PCs, notebooks and netbooks is also enabling users to connect to any website and perform various transactions on the go. Today, web hosting is known by different names which include Domain Parking, Colocation, ASP Hosting, CMS Hosting, VPS Hosting, and FTP, all of which offering enhanced services.

Over the time, the web hosting market evolved as an on-demand infrastructure and service provisioning market to client organizations, making revenues on a flexible pay-as-you-go basis. However, the entry of cloud computing has led to a significant change in the market landscape. With the introduction of cloud infrastructure as a service (IaaS), the number of areas for outsourcing expanded significantly with IT buyers, ultimately forcing web hosting service providers to integrate cloud services in their offerings. In the near to short term, cloud infrastructure as a service will increase to capture a significant share in the overall web hosting market. Major factors behind the robust growth prospects include small and medium scale enterprises becoming increasingly interested in using websites, growing penetration of broadband and rising popularity of the Internet.

Another trend is the increasing popularity of a few open source content management systems (CMS) that have emerged recently. CMS Hosting is regarded highly advantageous for websites being hosted for the first time as it alleviates the aesthetics of a new website. Several website hosting companies are currently associated with some of the popular content management systems and are integrating their services with CMS packages to offer clients an easy and the best tool for creating a blog or a website.

Region-wise, the US constitutes the largest regional market, as stated by a new research report on Web Hosting Services. Against a backdrop of rising Internet traffic and increasing number of small as well as medium sized organizations entering the e-commerce space, the market for web hosting services continues to expand in the region. Other factors buoying market growth include reliability, flexible pricing, and consistency. Segment-wise, Managed Web Hosting is expected to be in the lead, accounting for a major chunk of the revenues, followed by colocation and shared web hosting services. Global market for web hosting services witnesses considerable growth prospects from the developing economies of India and China. Although these regions lack in stringent data protection laws and other privacy regulations, global market for web hosting strongly anticipates growth vibes from the developing world.

Key players profiled in the report include AT&T Inc., IBM Corporation, HP, Rackspace, Terremark Worldwide, Savvis, Inc.,Verizon Communications, Inc., among others.

The research report titled “Web Hosting Services: A Global Strategic Business Report” announced by Global Industry Analysts Inc., provides a comprehensive market overview, current market trends, growth drivers, strategic corporate developments, recent launches, and profiles of major/niche global and regional market participants. The report provides annual sales estimates/projections for the years 2010 through 2018 in US$ million for geographic markets including the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of World. The study also provides historic data for an insight into the Web Hosting Services market over the period 2004 through 2009.

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