Monday, August 14, 2017

What are the major web hosts in 2017?

The quality of web hosts depends on many factors, which are dealt with in detail elsewhere in this website. This post lists major global players.

Many websites have reviewed the performance of web hosts, locally and globally. Please use these reviews for your research but do not be swayed by them because they may have bias due to commercial considerations. In addition, local factors may be very important. If a web host gives outstanding service in the USA, it need not be as efficient in Somalia or Japan, or it may not have presence in some countries. There are good local companies too.

On this post, we give the list of major web hosts in one place, with their links, so that you visit them without looking for their links here and there. We also give links to two reviewers, one (Editors Review) due to the authority they enjoy on the web, and second (ITB) for a very sensible word of caution about main hosts:
Editors Review of major web hosts in 2017
ITB's word of advice on web hosting companies

Web hosts have huge datacenters and web servers.

THE LIST

1&1
AWS (Amazon)
BlueHost
DreamHost
eHost
FatCow
GoDaddy
HostGator
inMotion
iPage
JustHost

It is reported that as of mid-2017, GoDaddy has nearly 4.7% of total clients worldwide in its pocket, followed by 1&1, about 4.2% and AWS, nearly 2.2%.