The sequence of waves of Web Hosting

The first wave of Web exchange email hosting went round in the middle of 1990s. Then, there was a shortage of web hosting companies. Web hosting was a part of ISP (Internet Service Provider) operation. Within two years, the number of ISPs had gone up with a leap from a few dozens to a few thousands in United States alone.

Many analysts declared that the consolidation of ISP industry was foreseeable. But the analysts treated the future of the web hosting somewhat meagerly. The hosting customers for ISP's were mostly small and medium sized factions that could not offer dedicated Net access.

As large telecommunication companies becoming a part of the ISP industry and the predominating of broadband connection into both commercial and residential buildings, a few leading ISP, such as AOL had captured residential users from small ISP companies, and telecommunication companies had taken or acquired commercial clients from small or regional ISP companies.

Because of the economy of cash, ISPs couldn’t compete with either AOL, Comcast or Qwest for Internet connection service. Most ISP companies were fizzled out as fast as they were showed up. 

On the other hand, the growth of the Web has provoked the second wave of web exchange email hosting. The web hosting companies propose hosting service at a fraction of cost of what ISPs used to charge. In contrast to the Web hosting service from ISP, which is often produced for each client one way or another, the idea of one hosting plan has helped enlarge the client base from a few hundreds to hundreds of thousands at few leading hosting companies in a few short years.

Today’s web hosting companies don’t suggest Internet connection service at all. It's unbelievable that early ISP companies had never attempted to transform themselves into web hosting companies to survive the inevitable consolidation of ISP industry.

Seasoned webmasters can without any difficulty setup a new website in minutes with one of their preferred hosting companies. First-time webmasters are often confounded by the various web hosting plans – affordable web hosting, Cheap Web hosting, ASP Web Hosting, Budget Hosting, Dedicated Servers, eCommerce Hosting, FrontPage Web Hosting, Hosting With Templates, Managed Web Hosting, PHP Web Hosting, Reseller Hosting, Shared Hosting, Unix / Linux Hosting, Virtual Private Servers, Windows Hosting and Co-location Hosting.

The size of the Web will continue to become greater exponentially as more and more people join the crow to create their own websites. New web exchange email hosting plans will be labeled in terms of what is can do for hosting clients, instead of technical buzzwords.

The Web hosting industry has been enjoying healthy growth as the global economy and IT industry revives. It’s too early to see the flow of the third wave in Web hosting right now. If the first and the second wave of Web hosing were urged by the start of a new economic period, the coming of the third wave may not be an exception either.

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