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Global Web Hosting Services Industry

  • February 2016
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  • Global Industry Analysts
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  • 263 pages

This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Web Hosting Services in US$ Million. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of World. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2014 through 2020. Also, a seven-year historic analysis is provided for these markets. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are primarily based on public domain information including company URLs. The report profiles 149 companies including many key and niche players such as -

Amazon Web Services
AT&T Inc.
DreamHost
EarthLink, Inc.
Equinix, Inc.

Table Of Contents

Global Web Hosting Services Industry


I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY and PRODUCT DEFINITIONS

Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations I-1 Disclaimers.............. I-2 Data Interpretation and Reporting Level I-2 Quantitative Techniques and Analytics I-3 Product Definitions and Scope of Study I-3

II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1. INDUSTRY OVERVIEW.............. II-1 Internet Indispensability: The Cornerstone for Growth of Web Technologies.............. II-1 Websites: A Vital Need in the On-Demand Economy II-1 Table 1: Growing Number of Websites on the World Wide Web Expands the Addressable Market Opportunity for Web Hosting Services: Global Breakdown of the Number of the Websites (In Million) for the Years 2010, 2013, and 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............II-2 Rising Cost of In-House Design and Ownership of Websites: The Foundation for the Growth of Web Hosting Services II-2 Need for More Control and Flexibility Spurs the Popularity of Virtual Website Hosting..............II-3 Spurt in eCommerce and the Ensuing Focus on the Importance of Websites Drives Demand for Web Hosting Services II-4 Table 2: The Growing Number of eCommerce Websites and the Resulting Need for Professionalism in Website Management Spells Attractive Business Opportunities for Web Hosting Services: Breakdown of the Number of Global eCommerce Websites Maintained by Companies Classified by Revenue Turnover for the Year 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. II-6 Rising Internet Penetration Catalyzes Broad Based Growth in the Market.............. II-6 Table 3: Internet Ubiquity Provides the Support Platform for the Proliferation of Web Hosting Services: Percentage Breakdown of Internet Penetration Rates by Geographic Region for the Year 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-7 The Disruptive Ascend of Cloud Computing Gives Rise to Website as a Service”.............. II-7 The Disruption of Cloud Computing in the New Economy II-7 “Website as a Service (WaaS)” Grows in Prominence II-8 Unrestricted Scalability Drives Demand for Cloud Web Hosting Services.............. II-8 Website Complexity Turns the Spotlight on Managed Web Hosting Services.............. II-9 End-to-End Web Hosting Solutions Grow in Prominence as a Strategy for Service Differentiation II-11 Dedicated Hosting: Down But Not Out II-12 Security: A Major Concern for Web Hosts II-12 Green Web Hosting Finds Favor among Enterprises Focused on Sustainable Environmental Stewardship II-13 Linux: The Most Popular Web Server OS for Website Hosting II-14 Table 4: Linux and Linux Distribution (Distro) Exert Stranglehold On the Web Operating Systems Market: Percentage Breakdown of Operating Systems (OS) Used in Web Servers for the Year 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-15 Developing Markets to Drive Future Growth II-15 Table 5: High Cloud Readiness Index (CRI) Score in Asian Countries Spells Lucrative Business Opportunities for Cloud Web Hosting Services: Breakdown of CRI Indices by Country for the Year 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-16 Key Statistical Findings..............II-17 Table 6: Global Domain Registrations by Extension (2015): Percentage Breakdown of Number of Registrations for .com, .net, .org, .info, and .biz (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. II-17

Table 7: Global Breakdown of Number of Domains Hosted by Select Countries for the Year 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. II-17

Table 8: Leading Global Web Hosting Companies (2015): Percentage Breakdown of Market Share Based on Number of Domains Registered (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-18 Market Outlook.............. II-18

2. PRODUCT OVERVIEW.............. II-19 Introduction.............. II-19 Popular Types of Hosting:..............II-19 Shared Web Hosting.............. II-19 Virtual Hosting.............. II-19 Dedicated Hosting..............II-20 Cloud Hosting.............. II-20

3. STRATEGIC CORPORATE DEVELOPMENTS..............II-21 HP Enterprise Announces the Phasing Out of its Public Cloud Services.............. II-21 United Internet Takes over home.pl S.A. II-21 M247 Completes Take-over of eHosting II-21 Verio Announces Merger with NTT America II-21 Blackboard Finalizes Schoolwires Purchase II-21 JaguarPC Joins Hands with SpamExperts to Improve Security for Client's Email.............. II-21 Endurance International Purchases Arvixe II-21 j2 Global Takes over Web24 Group II-22 Wow Technologies Purchases Virpus and Parcomweb. II-22 M247 Takes over UK Web.Solutions Direct II-22 Endurance Group Finalizes Directi Takeover II-22 Total Server Solutions Purchases Hands-on Web Hosting II-22 DreamHost and eNom Join Forces for Domain Hosting II-22 Easyspace Partners Crunch to Support Start-ups II-22 Littlejohn Acquires Hostway..............II-22 SherWeb Takes over Thoughbus..............II-23 GoDaddy Acquires Media Temple..............II-23 UberGlobal Takes over Hosting and Domain Business of MYOB II-23 IBM Finalizes SoftLayer Technologies Takeover II-23 Telecom Buys Revera.............. II-23

4. PRODUCT/SERVICE LAUNCHES..............II-24 AWS Introduces EC2 Dedicated Host II-24 CWCS Managed Hosting Unveils Premium Cloud Web Hosting II-24 Media Temple Unveils Managed Cloud Hosting Services for AWS II-24 WP Pro Host Introduces WordPress Web Hosting Plans II-24 DiscountASP.NET Introduces Managed TFS Web Hosting II-24 GoDaddy Forays into Managed WordPress Hosting II-24 Scala Introduces Cloud Hosting for Enterprise SSD II-24 Flywheel Introduces Premium WordPress Hosting II-25 WIPL Unveils SSD Hosting..............II-25

5. FOCUS ON SELECT PLAYERS..............II-26 Amazon Web Services (US)..............II-26 ATandT Inc. (US).............. II-26 DreamHost (US).............. II-26 EarthLink, Inc. (US)..............II-27 Equinix, Inc. (US)..............II-27 Endurance International Group (US) II-27 Bluehost (USA).............. II-27 HostGator.com (USA).............. II-28 Hostway (US).............. II-28 iPage (US).............. II-28 Google, Inc. (US).............. II-28 Go Daddy Operating Company, LLC (US) II-29 Hetzner Online GmbH (Germany)..............II-29 IBM Corporation (US)..............II-29 SoftLayer Technologies (US)..............II-30 Locaweb (Brazil).............. II-30 Network Solutions, LLC (US)..............II-30 Rackspace Hosting Inc. (US)..............II-30 ReadySpace LLC (US).............. II-31 SunGard (US).............. II-31 United Internet (Germany)..............II-31 1and1 internet Inc. (Germany)..............II-32 Verizon Terremark (US)..............II-32

6. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE..............II-33 Table 9: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Web Hosting Services by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-33

Table 10: World Historic Review for Web Hosting Services by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-34

Table 11: World 14-Year Perspective for Web Hosting Services by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Revenues for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of World Markets for Years 2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. II-35

III. MARKET

1. THE UNITED STATES.............. III-1 A.Market Analysis.............. III-1 Current and Future Analysis..............III-1 Market for Web Hosting Services Bodes Growth Prospects in North America.............. III-1 Standardization of Service-Level Agreements III-1 Strategic Corporate Developments III-1 Product/Service Launches..............III-3 Key Players.............. III-4 B.Market Analytics..............III-10 Table 12: The US Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Web Hosting Services Market Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-10

Table 13: The US Historic Review for Web Hosting Services Market Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-11

2. CANADA.............. III-12 A.Market Analysis.............. III-12 Current and Future Analysis..............III-12 Strategic Corporate Development III-12 B.Market Analytics..............III-12 Table 14: Canadian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Web Hosting Services Market Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-12

Table 15: Canadian Historic Review for Web Hosting Services Market Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-13

3. JAPAN.............. III-14 Market Analysis.............. III-14 Table 16: Japanese Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Web Hosting Services Market Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-14

Table 17: Japanese Historic Review for Web Hosting Services Market Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-15

4. EUROPE.............. III-16 A.Market Analysis.............. III-16 Current and Future Analysis..............III-16 B.Market Analytics..............III-16 Table 18: European Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Web Hosting Services by Geographic Region - France, Germany, Italy, UK, and Rest of Europe Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-16

Table 19: European Historic Review for Web Hosting Services by Geographic Region - France, Germany, Italy, UK, and Rest of Europe Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-17

Table 20: European 14-Year Perspective for Web Hosting Services by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Revenues for France, Germany, Italy, UK, and Rest of Europe Markets for Years 2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-18

4a. FRANCE.............. III-19 A.Market Analysis.............. III-19 Current and Future Analysis..............III-19 B.Market Analytics..............III-19 Table 21: French Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Web Hosting Services Market Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-19

Table 22: French Historic Review for Web Hosting Services Market Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-20

4b. GERMANY.............. III-21 A.Market Analysis.............. III-21 Current and Future Analysis..............III-21 Key Players.............. III-21 B.Market Analytics..............III-22 Table 23: German Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Web Hosting Services Market Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-22

Table 24: German Historic Review for Web Hosting Services Market Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-23

4c. ITALY.............. III-24 A.Market Analysis.............. III-24 Current and Future Analysis..............III-24 B.Market Analytics..............III-24 Table 25: Italian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Web Hosting Services Market Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-24

Table 26: Italian Historic Review for Web Hosting Services Market Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-25

4d. THE UNITED KINGDOM..............III-26 A.Market Analysis.............. III-26 Current and Future Analysis..............III-26 Strategic Corporate Developments III-26 Product/Service Launches..............III-26 B.Market Analytics..............III-27 Table 27: The UK Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Web Hosting Services Market Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-27

Table 28: The UK Historic Review for Web Hosting Services Market Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-28

4e. REST OF EUROPE.............. III-29 A.Market Analysis.............. III-29 Current and Future Analysis..............III-29 Strategic Corporate Developments III-29 B.Market Analytics..............III-30 Table 29: Rest of Europe Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Web Hosting Services Market Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-30

Table 30: Rest of Europe Historic Review for Web Hosting Services Market Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-31

5. ASIA-PACIFIC.............. III-32 A.Market Analysis.............. III-32 Current and Future Analysis..............III-32 Linux Rules Indian Web Hosting Market III-32 Product/Service Launch..............III-32 Strategic Corporate Developments III-32 B.Market Analytics..............III-33 Table 31: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for web Hosting Services Market Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-33

Table 32: Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Web Hosting Services Market Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-34

6. REST OF WORLD.............. III-35 A.Market Analysis.............. III-35 Current and Future Analysis..............III-35 Latin America - A Hot Bed for Web Hosting III-35 B.Market Analytics..............III-36 Table 33: Rest of World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Web Hosting Services Market Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-36

Table 34: Rest of World Historic Review for Web Hosting Services Market Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-37

IV. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Total Companies Profiled: 149 (including Divisions/Subsidiaries - 165)

The United States (71) Canada (12) Japan (2) Europe (53) - France (4) - Germany (5) - The United Kingdom (30) - Italy (5) - Rest of Europe (9) Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan) (25) Latin America (1) Africa (1)

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