Internet and Web Hosting Industry at a Glance

domainRegistered domains

Across all TLDs … 326 million

Growth rate in fourth quarter of 2015 … 3.8% (or 12 million)

Redirecting during that time frame (.com and .net)  …

  • To LinkedIn … up 35%
  • To Weibo (Chinese social media site) … up 49%
  • To Amazon, Facebook, Twitter and Etsy … up between 23% and 30%

Percentage of the world with a connection to the Internet … 40%

The increase between 1999 and 2013 … tenfold

In 1995, the percentage of the world that was connected … less than 1%

The number of Internet users …

  • 2016 … 3,424,971,237
  • 2014 … 2,956,385,569
  • 2010 … 2,023,202,974
  • 2005 … 1,030,101,289

web hosting providersNumber of web hosting providers … unknown

True reviews on Top Ten web hosting review sites … Zero

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The best web hosting for you … depends on a lot of factors

Specific resource requirements

  • CPU
    • Dual Core
    • Quad Core
  • I/O
  • RAM
    • DDR3
    • DDR4
  • Bandwidth
    • Metered
    • Unmetered
    • 95th percentile
    • Commit?
    • Limited or unlimited
  • Location
    • Target audience
    • Global
  • DDoS Protection?
    • CloudFlare
    • Provided by host
  • Number of IP addresses
    • IPv4
    • IPv6
  • Managed or unmanaged
    • Basic management
    • Fully managed
    • Managed WordPress
  • Hard drive
    • SSD
    • SATA
    • Size
  • Port Speed
    • 10Mbps
    • 100Mbps
    • 1Gbps
    • 10Gbps
  • Operating system
    • Linux
    • Windows
  • Monitored?
    • Every minute
    • Every 5 minutes
    • Other interval
  • Control Panel
    • cPanel
    • DirectAdmin
    • Plesk
    • Other
  • Cost
    • Budget
      • Old hardware
      • Poor support
      • Increased downtime
    • Competitive
      • Newer hardware
      • Better support
      • Good uptime
    • Backups
      • Incremental
      • Daily
      • Every 48 hours
      • Mirrored
      • Offsite
      • Other
    • RAID Array … software or hardware
      • RAID 0 (not recommended)
      • RAID 1 (very common)
      • RAID 10 (need 4 drives)
      • Note: RAID is NOT a backup solution

cloud hostingTypes of web hosting services

  • Shared
    • Many users sharing same IP address
    • Many users sharing CPU and RAM resources
  • VPS
    • Cores?
    • RAM?
    • Hard Drive Space?
    • Bandwidth?
    • KVM?
    • OpenVZ?
    • Oversold?
    • Dedicated CPU cores
    • Dedicated RAM
  • Dedicated Servers
    • CPU?
    • RAM?
    • IP addresses?
    • Operating System
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Other
    • Hard drive
      • SSD
      • SATA
      • Size
    • Collocation
      • Cost per U
      • Cost per rack (42U)
      • Carrier Neutral?
      • Crash cart?
      • Remote Hands?
    • Cloud
      • Can scale rapidly
      • Suited for seasonal retail sales

wordpressWordPress installations

Global market share … 50% to 60%

WordPress posts published per second … 17

Google searches for WordPress (per month) … 37,000,000

Percentage of new domains running on WordPress (USA) … 22%

Preference as a CMS (USA)

  • WordPress … 50%
  • Drupal … 17%
  • Joomla … 6%

Number of WordPress blogs … over 76 million

Number of WordPress sites that are launched every day … 50,000

Percentage of WordPress blogs that are written in English … 71%

Most requested freelancing skill in the world … WordPress

Percentage of WordPress sites running on the latest version … 22%

Cost of an average WordPress theme … $40

Number of WordPress.org plugin downloads … over 1 Billion

Number of official WordPress plugins … over 40,000

InternetData Centers

Worldwide datacenter space

  • 2013 … 1.58 billion square feet
  • 2018 … projected to be 1.94 billion square feet

Number of datacenters in the US … 3,000,000

The percentage of cloud data centers that are hosted by the US and China … 54%

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