Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Top web Hosting Companies in South Africa

Still my series on top webhosting companies in the various African  countries continues. South Africa is  the most vibrant market in Africa in terms of domain sales(668,000 domains sold in the co.za namespace alone) and the sheer number of internet startups! South Africa is a country where something is stirring, not just stirring but happening as far as web innovation is concerned.

It's no wonder then that South Africa has the most robust web hosting industry in Africa with hundreds of companies providing web hosting and nameserver services in the African economic powerhouse. Still based on Webhosting.info stats, we will track the top web hosting companies in South Africa based on the number of gTLD names(.com .co .net .info .org) hosted in South African servers. A more accurate measure could have been based on the .co.za names given that almost 700,000 .co.za domains have been registered but these stats still give us a general overview and an accurate prediction on the South African web hosting market:


Rank
Hosting Company
Market Share
Total Domains
1
Hetzner.co.za
31.1638 %
29,030
2
Webafrica.co.za
7.8226 %
7,287
3
IS.co.za
5.9773 %
5,568
4
DNS1.co.za
5.7508 %
5,357
5
Mweb.co.za
3.5651 %
3,321
6
iAfrica.com
3.1797 %
2,962
7
TLDO.net
2.3080 %
2,150
8
OtherDNS.net
1.7305 %
1,612
9
OtherDNS.com
1.7262 %
1,608
10
DataPro.co.za
1.6457 %
1,533
11
Host4Africa.com
1.4342 %
1,336
12
SAIX.net
1.3709 %
1,277
13
SADomain.co.za
1.2077 %
1,125
14
ImagiNET.co.za
1.2055 %
1,123
15
Lantic.net
0.9780 %
911
16
ParadigmSolutions.co.za
0.9275 %
864
17
Naspers.com
0.8910 %
830
18
AxxessDNS
0.8008 %
746
19
Adept.co.za
0.7396 %
689
20
WebOnline.biz
0.6806 %
634
21
Interprise.co.za
0.6495 %
605
22
Webser.co.za
0.5421 %
505
23
RSAWeb.co.za
0.5303 %
494
24
Cybersmart.co.za
0.511 %
476
25
COZAHost.co.za
0.4874 %
454