Web Hosting Industry Report


MARKET SHARE

For the purpose of this study, market share is defined as the proportion of websites hosted by the web hosting company. It is observed that hostgator.com has the highest market share (10.00%), followed by 1and1.com (7.47%) and securehost.com (6.79%). Overall, it can be observed that the top 5 web hoisting companies capture 35.58% of the industry market share, with top 3 companies serving around 24.26% of the total web hoiting market. Further, the analysis results show that one in every five websites (17.47%) is hosted on either on hostgator.com or on 1and1.com.   

UPTIME PERFORMANCE   For the purpose of this study, uptime performance is defined as the proportion of instance when the hosted websites were up and running. Uptime performance of the top 5 web hosting companies is summarized above. For the purpose of this study, uptime performance is defined as the proportion of instances when the hosted websites were up and running. The uptime performance of all the hosted websites on each web hosting platform was tested regularly at an interval of 30 minutes. Overall, the best performance was observed for bluehost.com (99.92% uptime), followed by hostgator.com (99.24% uptime) and 1and1.com (99.20% uptime). The following results compare the uptime performance and monthly price for different web hosting companies. The comparison of uptime performance and monthly prices of different web hosting companies, Bluehost and Host Gator provides best plans.   

Company Uptime Performance Regular Price  

hostgator.com 99.7 % $7.16 
1and1.com 98.9 % $5.99 
bluehost.com 99.9 % $6.99 
godaddy.com 96.6 % $8.99 
yahoo.com 82.5 % $5.99   

Overall SOCIAL MEDIA SENTIMENTS   The social media sentiments for the top 5 web hosting companies are summarized above. For the purpose of this study, positive sentiments are defined as the proportion of tweets related to the web hosting company that are positive. Tweets with promotional or marketing related content were not considered while estimating the social media sentiments for a particular web hosting company. The analysis results indicate that 43.02% social sentiments related to bluehost.com web hosting company are positive. Similarly, it is observed that 4.76% social sentiments related to bluehost.com web hosting company are positive. In contrast, it is observed that only 33.06% social sentiments related to godaddy.com web hosting company are positive. Thus, it can be concluded that bluehost.com enjoys good rapport on the Social Media.

NEW DOMAIN REGISTRATIONS

The market acquisition with respect to market share of that particular company, for all top five web hosting company is summarized above. For the purpose of the study new acquisition is defined as the total no. of domains added. The analysis results indicate that, market acquisition of Godaddy web hosting company is very high compared to its market share, followed by Bluehost and rest all three web hosting companies have low market acquisition compared to their market share. Market acquisition for Yahoo is almost half of its market share. Percentage of added domains with respect to new addition for top five web hosting company is summarized above. Analysis results indicate that, the percentage of domains added with respect to new addition is highest for godaddy.com (1.67%) web hosting company, followed by securehost.com (1.09%) and hostgator.com (0.59%).  

PERCENTAGE OF DELETED DOMAINS

Analysis results indicate that, the percentage of domains deleted with respect to new addition is highest for godaddy.com (1.03%) web hosting company, followed by bluehost.com (0.76%) and hostgator.com (0.61%). Overall it is observed that, out of 100 domains added to Yahoo web hosting company, almost 20 domains deleted from Yahoo and out of 100 domains added to Bluehost web hosting company only about 6 domains deleted from Bluehost.  

TRANSFERRED DOMAINS: IN v/s OUT

Number of transferred domains In or Out for top five web hosting company is summarized above. The analysis results indicate that, no. of transferred in to tranfered out is highest for godaddy.com (7909) web hosting company, followed by securehost.com (15953) . It is observed that on 100 transferred out from 1and1 almost 417 transferred in to 1and1 web hosting company. Likewise, on100 transferred out from Bluehost web hosting company only 40 tranfered in to the Bluhost. Overll if we compare all top five web hosting companies, out of total 100 transferred in to all five companies almost 56% transferred in to 1and1 web hosting company and only 5% tranfered in to Bluehost web hosting company.  

NET DOMAIN ADDITIONS

For the purpose of this study, net domain additions are defined as the difference between domain additions (new domain additions plus transfer in domains) and domain deletions (transfer out domains plus deleted domains). The net domain additions for the top 5 web hosting companies are summarized above. For the purpose of this study, net domain additions are defined as the difference between domain additions (new domain additions plus transfer in domains) and domain deletions (transfer out domains plus deleted domains). The analysis results indicate that godaddy.com web hosting company effectively adds 9322 domains daily to its database, on an average. Similarly, it is observed that net number of domains added everyday by securehost.com is 15373 , respectively. It can be observed that 1&1 offers lowest monthly cost and great uptime performance, which can be the factors for highest number of domain additions by 1&1.   Original, Distinctive Dramatic, Unique, Full of Curiosity and apt to be talked about report on SiteGeek.com. The page is really of interest to the readers and absorbs the attention. It has got all the importance to arrest public.

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