Web Hosting Company Numbers – US is well ahead at 25,000 + Hosting Companies

Here is a list compiled of countries with the largest number of web hosting companies.
With the US having a huge market share in that area.


Country-wise Web Hosting Companies Data as of 02/16/09.

Country Rank Hosting Companies Gain Loss Net Gain/Loss
United States 1 25,553 139 158 (19)
Canada 2 2,862 14 18 (4)
United Kingdom 3 2,761 13 14 (1)
Germany 4 2,314 6 4 2
Spain 5 1,653 8 10 (2)
Netherlands,The 6 1,594 16 8 8
Turkey 7 1,587 25 25 0
India 8 1,164 13 14 (1)
France 9 1,161 10 5 5
Italy 10 1,112 4 4 0

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Rackspace Buys Two Cloud Computing Firms For $11.5 Million

The hosted computing services company acquires Slicehost and Jungle Disk to compete head-on with Amazon Web Services.


Rackspace, a provider of hosted computing services, is using two acquisitions to gain a bigger presence in the emerging market for cloud computing. It sees Amazon (NSDQ: AMZN)’s Web Services, perhaps the biggest name in cloud computing, as its top competitor. Rackspace announced Wednesday that it’s acquired Slicehost, a provider of hosted virtual servers, and Jungle Disk, a provider of online storage, for a combined $11.5 million.

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