|Web Hosting Providers
It has been reported there are currently
more than a staggering 50,000 web hosting providers all competing
for the honour of hosting your website.
Every day dozens of new web hosting compaines are launching
and struggling to get your attention and your web hosting
Even though the web hosting industry is really quite young,
it is certainly one of the most competetive and cut-throat
industries on the web today. Yet the growth of this marketplace
is assured for the forseeable future.
Now each and every week it is estimated more than 50,000 websites
are launched and need to be hosted somewhere online. This
figure continues to grow and grow.
In fact the current monthly count for the number of searches
at Yahoo for the term 'web hosting' is a whopping 2,149,851.
That's right, over 2 million!
Also just recently it was reported that the popularity of
blogs was seeing tens of thousands of new blogs launched each
and every day. While many of these are hosted freely, the
more serious bloggers each require an account with a reliable
web hosting provider.
Of course every paid web hosting account usually requires
at least one domain name registration. Here are some amazing
domain name figures for you:
The registrar holding the largest number of domain names is
said to be WildWestDomains. They may be better known to you
as Godaddy. They currently hold over an estimated 5 million
domain name registrations!
The registrar holding the second largest number of domain
names is estimated to be Enom. The registrar holding the third
largest number of domain names is estimated to be Networksolutions.
Domain Name Registration Growth:
By far the most popular top level domain is the .com There
are currently over an estimated 40 million of these registered.
The .com top level domain currently holds over an estimated
70 percent of the domain name marketplace.
The .net top level domain currently holds just over an estimated
10 percent of the domain name marketplace.
The good news for web hosting and domain name customers is
that incredible deals have become available as competition
increases among web hosting providers.
In fact the price of web hosting has plumeted to just under
$10 per month for a quality service. Domain names that cost
up to $35 just a fews years ago can now be bought for as little
This is a winning situation for both the web hosting providers
and their customers. The quality of service continues to grow.
The new web hosting providers must impress their customers
to compete with more established organisations.
There has never been a better time to find a web hosting provider
and establish an internet presence of your own.
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