It is been a while since my last web hosting article and i would like to apologize for my absence. It has been a wonderful year for me and for Daw Web Hosting Blog, launched in March. I belive that the blog has been helpful to many people this year. It received about 102 000 unique visitors and I’m motivated to make it bette in 2007.
This year has also been very intensive for anyone involved in the web hosting market. Many companies lost value and changed their ownership. Many trademark may disappear in 2007. Others will emerge.
2006 was a good year for the big player on the market. European web hosting companies did great job and now are less behind their American competitors. The december stats published by Netcraft show that an European web host tops the rank fro the most reliable hoster for December. Italian company Tiscali left Rackspace, NYI, and other american companies behind. The language barrier however is still a major obstacle that bars the smaller EU web hosting companies from being competitive in the global market.
The other thing that changed is the way companies do shared hosting. Overselling and marketing tricks are general currency in web hosting. I expect this market to be very overcrowded in 2007 and many companies to break-up or to change the onweship.
At the same time there are very positive expectations fro the business hosting providers of VPS, Dedicated and Managed hosting products and services. The analysis show that the market will grow at least with 30% until 2009 only in North America.
Tha means web hosting market is shooting up! Those are good news so I’ll stop here. merry Christmas to everyone. Wish you all the best in 2007.