As we live more and more of our lives online, opportunities in web hosting have exploded. Going hand-in-hand with this, reseller web hosting services have also seen unprecedented growth.
As every reseller’s aim is growth, having a long-term hosting partner with outstanding customer service, transparency, and reselling tools is key. Resellers also need to remember that growth requires scalability, not just a one-size-fits-all approach. Fortunately, InMotion Hosting meets all of these criteria, and offers highly competitive prices and other desirable features.
Good Time for Resellers
According to a study by Market Research Future, the Web Hosting Services market experienced growth of over 16% last year. At present, the industry generates approximately $154 billion (USD) each year. E-Commerce also continued its expansion online, while mobile technologies — such as smart phone and tablet applications — account for a large portion of the recently booming growth. Emerging “smart” technologies and the so-called “Internet of Things” (IoT) will only add to this demand for Internet real estate.
Combined, these factors mean more people needing to find ways to get their products, messages, and services online. That, in turn, means more demand for hosting, and more opportunities for reseller web hosting services. Intriguingly, one of the fastest growing segments identified in the study belonged to SMEs (small and medium enterprises). SMEs are often perfect target customer bases for resellers.
Where in the World Should Resellers Focus?
According to the study, North America has the highest concentration of web hosting demand in the world. While that may not be surprising, it reveals a great deal of opportunity for reseller web hosting services in other markets around the world. For example, a number of European investment firms have started backing web hosting services. They cite as their motivation the key role such service providers will play in the future development of European businesses moving onto the web. The Asia-Pacific market appears ripe for a similar boom. Here, pioneering companies blaze trails into the US and abroad with mail order over the Internet. These companies sell products (and some services) over the web at prices western companies find difficult to beat.
Although some of these companies will set up web hosting exclusively in their local regions, the better plan often requires servers around the world. This allows for regional sites and traffic routing that serves content to customers in particular areas from nearby servers. Thus, if a Chinese company seeks to make headway in the American market, it may construct a website with American spellings and content and serve those pages from a server located in the United States. This provides the fastest page load times for visitors and helps the company appear to be local. Globalized commerce spells opportunity for reseller web hosting services wishing to cater to companies outside of the United States.
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InMotion Hosting offers some of the best Reseller Web Hosting Plans in the industry. Whether just starting out or a seasoned professional, InMotion Hosting has an option that will work for you – and at affordable prices. To learn more, visit the InMotion Hosting Reseller page for more information.