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Web Hosting Services Market to Surge at 18.0% CAGR till 2028; Escalating Demand for Online Gaming to Prove Beneficial for Market Growth

March 17, 2021 | Information & Technology

The global web hosting services market size is projected to reach USD 267.10 billion by 2028 owing to the rising availability of subscription-based pricing options for public cloud platforms, observes Fortune Business Insights™ in its report, titled “Web Hosting Services Market Size, Share & COVID-19 Impact Analysis, By Type (Shared Hosting, Dedicated Hosting, Collocated Hosting, Virtual Private Server Hosting, and Others), By Application (Public Website, Mobile Application, Intranet Site, and Online Application), By Deployment (Public Cloud, Private Cloud, and Hybrid Cloud), and Regional Forecast, 2021-2028”. The report states that the value of the market was USD 75.03 billion in 2020. Furthermore, the market is expected to rise at a CAGR of 18.0% during the forecast period, 2021-2028.

The numerous blows delivered by the COVID-19 pandemic to the business world have moderately hampered the web hosting services market growth. The market posted a declining CAGR of 11.9% and touched a value of USD 83.99 billion in 2021. The impacts have been mainly witnessed in the form of job losses, shrinking demand, and temporary or permanent shutdown of businesses. However, the soaring popularity of online gaming platforms during the COVID-induced lockdowns is expected to stabilize the demand for these web hosting type of services.

Cloudflare Introduces Its Own Cloud Hosting Service

Cloudflare, a web security and infrastructure company, released Cloudflare Pages, its indigenous cloud hosting service, in December 2020. The inventive hosting platform has been designed to empower businesses to build fully-functional sites directly on the internet’s edge and in close proximity to end-users. This will result in performance enhancement of domains, which can deliver services twice as fast as regular web hosting services. Moreover, since Cloudflare boasts of a global network that covers multiple cities in over 100 countries, sites created by developers will be instantly and massively scalable. Programmed to be compatible with JAMstack, Cloudflare Pages intends to aid the creation of websites for free in a faster, simpler, safer, and more collaborative manner.

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Persistent Threat of Cyber-Attacks May Impede Market Growth

The adoption of virtual business platforms has gained momentum worldwide and the access to data and information has speedily expanded, making them increasingly vulnerable to cyber-attacks. Over the past few years, data infringement instances through web hosting services have grown manifold. For example, in October 2019, Georgia-based web host provider Pro-Service suffered the largest cyber-attack in US history. In 2020, GoDaddy revealed that several of its Secure Shell login credentials on its website were breached by an unauthorized individual in late 2019. Most recently, in February 2021, the children’s health insurance company, Florida Healthy Kids Corporation, reported that its web hosting platform underwent a massive data attack. The repeated occurrence of such incidents has made companies cautious of hosting services, which, in turn, is likely to impact the growth of this market.

Portfolio Widening to be the Most Preferred Path of Business Growth for Key Players

The demand for innovative web hosting platforms is escalating and prominent players in this market are aggressively diversifying their range of products by investing heavily in R&D. The goal of these companies is to fasten their hold on the market and strategically enlarge their share through collaborations, deepening of distribution networks, calculated acquisitions & mergers, and establishing a presence in developing markets.

Industry Development:

  • March 2020: Hostinger announced the launch of new cloud hosting packages powered by the Google Cloud Platform. Termed Cloud Global, the novel packages boast features such as unlimited bandwidth, SSL, free domain, and a dedicated IP address.

List of Key Players Profiled in this Market Report:

  • Liquid Web LLC (Michigan, United States)

  • WPEngine, Inc. (Texas, United States)

  • 1&1 IONOS Inc. (Montabaur, Germany)

  • Cloudflare (California, United States)

  • Alibaba Cloud (Hangzhou, China)

  • DreamHost (California, United States)

  • AT&T Inc. (Texas, United States)

  • SiteGround (Sofia, Bulgaria)

  • Digitalocean, Inc. (New York, United States)

  • Equinix, Inc. (California, United States)

  • Clearlake Capital Group (California, United States)

  • Hostinger International, Ltd. (Kaunas, Lithuania)

  • Amazon.com, Inc. (Washington, United States)

  • GoDaddy Operating Company, LLC (Arizona, United States)

  • Google Inc. (California, United States)

Further Report Findings

  • The public cloud segment, which held a share of 51.6% in 2020, is expected to dominate the global market on account of the flexibility and cost-effectiveness offered by public cloud services for web hosting.

  • North America is poised to lead the web hosting services market share during the forecast period due to the strong presence of tech bigwigs, such as Google and Microsoft, in the region. In 2020, the North America market size stood at USD 34.32 billion.

  • In Europe, the market will be primarily driven by the increasing investment and innovation opportunities presented by emergent markets, such as Finland and Poland.

Table of Segmentation



Study Period


Base Year


Forecast Period


Historical Period



   Value (USD Billion)


   Type; Application; Deployment; and Region

By Type

  • Shared Hosting

  • Dedicated Hosting

  • Collocated Hosting

  • Virtual Private Server Hosting

  • Others (Reseller hosting, etc.)           

By Application

  • Public Website

  • Mobile Application

  • Intranet Site

  • Online Application

By Deployment

  • Public Cloud

  • Private Cloud

  • Hybrid Cloud

By Region

  • (Type; Application; Deployment; and Country)  

  • North America (Type; Application; Deployment; and Country)  

    • The United States

    • Canada

  • Latin America (Type; Application; Deployment; and Country)

    • Brazil

    • Mexico

    • Rest of Latin America

  • Europe (Type; Application; Deployment; and Country)

    • The UK

    • Germany

    • France

    • Scandinavia

    • Rest of Europe

  • The Middle East & Africa (Type; Application; Deployment; and Country)

    • GCC

    • South Africa

    • Rest of the Middle East & Africa

  • Asia Pacific (Type; Application; Deployment; and Country)

    • Japan

    • China

    • India

    • Southeast Asia

    • Rest of Asia Pacific

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