Netcraft has posted a list of the fastest growing hosting providers out there. Here’s an observation they have about the fastest growers:
The top of the table shows that fast growth in the hosting industry is closely linked to providing good value at a low price. 1&1 and Host Europe both offer extremely cheap shared hosting packages, while Rackshack has more or less defined the market for low-cost dedicated servers. Colt is often amongst the cheapest quotes for bandwidth in the cities in which it operates.
The top spot goes to 1&1 Internet AG, sporting 812 servers at the end of ’01 and 7,203 at the end of ’02. The runner up was Rackshack, with 1,208 servers at the end of ’01 and 7,356 at the end of ’02.
That’s a lot of servers.