The Hosting Market

Since I work at Gartner, I use Gartner’s hosting definitions when I talk about the market. We classify the hosting market into four segments: Colocation, Shared Hosting, Simple Managed Hosting, and Complex Managed Hosting. Colocation is unmanaged colocation (“ping, power, pipe”). Shared Hosting is mass-market shared-infrastructure hosting. The Simple Managed segment is typified by management only up to the OS layer, and simple architectures (usually just 1 or 2 servers). The Complex Managed segment is everything else. Cloud infrastructure services span the latter three categories, depending on what they are.

Sample Colocation Providers:

Sample Shared Hosting Providers:

Sample Simple Managed Hosting Providers:

Sample Complex Managed Hosting Providers:

My core Gartner notes on the subject (you’ll need to be a client to see these, sorry):

  1. Wonderful ideas. I always carry out your suggestions and apply them.


  2. If you are not sure how much space you will be requiring, the best option would
    be to locate an affordable host that offers
    scalable plans. So, how do you know which hosting option would suit you.

    There are different features from different hosting companies that offer different prices.


  3. Nice article, very informative , Thanks.


  4. Its not my first time to go to see this website, i am visiting this web page dailly and get pleasant facts from here daily.


  5. Aw, this was an extremely good post. Finding the time and actual effort to make a superb article… but what can I say… I hesitate a
    whole lot and never seem to get anything done.


  6. I know this site offers quality depending posts and additional information, is there any other web site which offers these data
    in quality?


  7. Hi. I am a Chinese-American psychology graduate student who is fluent in both Chinese and English. I am wondering whether there’s a open position available in your team for a graduate psychology student. Aside from psychology field, I am also a techie since high school and have consistently read book on finance, technology and future.


  8. I think I will become a great many horror stories you want to tell follower.Just. The clarity in your post is interesting, and I’m only an expert on this subject you can take for granted.

    Managed Network Services Dallas


  9. This is the beauty of marketer. A marketer always know about the marketing plans. A expert marketer always know about the all things about marketing.


  10. We are providing an exclusive web hosting services.Would you like to get more information about wordpress-hosting?


  1. Pingback: 7 Hosting Market Sites | Best Hosting Companies

  2. Pingback: 8 Hosting Market Sites | Best Hosting Companies

  3. Pingback: 7 Hosting Market Sites | Best Hosting Companies

  4. Pingback: 9 Hosting Market Sites | Best Hosting Companies

  5. Pingback: Blog Domain Hosting » 9 Hosting Market Sites

  6. Pingback: Big Hosting Market | The Best Online Hosting

  7. Pingback: Managed Hosting Market – VPS & SSD

  8. Pingback: Mass Market Web Hosting | Tip Top Webhosting

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: