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How many hosting providers are there? Anyone got statistics?

How many hosting providers are there? Anyone got statistics?

tejli007tejli007 Disabled
edited October 2012 in Providers

Hi,

I am interested to just figure out how many hosting provides do exists today? Can anyone have statistics or where from such stats can be checked?

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  • Thousands. Hundreds of thousands

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  • I would guess around 50

  • wdqwdq Member

    Probably only 50 really good hosts, but there are hundreds of thousands of bad hosts.

  • TazTaz Disabled
    edited October 2012

    Total number of stars*total number wht members and you can get a rough estimate.

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  • @tejli007 said: I am interested to just figure out how many hosting provides do exists today?

    https://www.google.com/#hl=en&safe=off&output=search&sclient=psy-ab&q=How+many+hosting+providers+are+there

    It's a cool service called Google. You don't have to sign up for it, and anyone can see the results. I recommend looking into it; it'll help you in your quest for information, and potentially other issues.

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  • JackJack Member
    edited October 2012

    @Chief anyway to disable this guys sig?

  • @Jack said: anyway to disable this guys sig?

    I just noticed that his profile's Role is now Disabled: http://www.lowendtalk.com/profile/6420/tejli007

    So I guess we won't have to worry about it anymore.

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  • @Damian said: I just noticed that his profile's Role is now Disabled: http://www.lowendtalk.com/profile/6420/tejli007

    So I guess we won't have to worry about it anymore.

    Thank god for that.

  • The obvious answer to his question is, of course, too many.

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  • How many hosting companies are there....?

    Well start with a rough idea of how many public datacenters there are. Long forget the site(s) with a directory of those.

    Multiply each datacenter by 250 resellers I'd say (some places are absolute magnets for resellers - FDCServers, Burst.net, etc.)

    My guess there are all told (colo, dedicated servers, VPS, old fashion hosting and other associated services (email, backups, etc.) ) in excess of 50k companies. Lots of them aren't really successful, active, etc. Total could be higher since so many services are moving to the web and should be factored in. Wouldn't be surprised if someone estimated 250k though.

  • @jhadley said: Cool signature. It's all I saw when I read your thread :)

    What did you see? O_o

  • How may hosts?

    Somewhere between a metric shit-ton and a cubic-assload. Give or take a smidgen.

    http://webhosting.info has some, well, webhosting info. :)

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  • more and more good providers invading the market,

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  • @Nick_A, pretty interesting pricing when you put a discount on top of the plans :)

  • Well this thread was a success.

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  • About 53,300,000 results (0.29 seconds) :))

    @Damian said: It's a cool service called Google. You don't have to sign up for it, and anyone can see the results. I recommend looking into it; it'll help you in your quest for information, and potentially other issues.

  • Why are people even responding to this? This guy just wants to spam his crappy forum which Dewlance is onboard with.

  • @Damian LMGTFY is better for these cases. :)

  • At one time, years ago... there was a Industry Trade Magazine called "Broadwatch", published and edited by Jack Rickard. It used to contain an accurate count of the number of ISP's and later WISPs. Back in those days the numbers made it to around 7,999 or so. That is until the dot com boom and eventually competition from cable, ILEC, CLEC and RBOCs came into the fray. That number today is in the hundreds now.

    While there are probably an infinite number of "web hosting providers" out there, the bulk are resellers and or start ups. The reality is they likely number in the "hundreds" as well. There are a handful of major players and a larger handful of those of us that have been there almost from the beginning.

    In the end, I think I would be very surprised if that number were above 1000 if you took into account market share amongst those providers as a percentage.

  • Is Broadwatch now a nudie site?

    ISP + WISP + Datacenters + colo build outs + dedicated servers + share hosting + VPS + who knows what else = enormous pile of providers well beyond 8k from back in oh, 1997 :)

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