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    Question iWeb being sold

    http://www.cnw.ca/en/releases/archiv.../04/c8328.html

    Looks like some "FUND" wants to buy iWeb. Who can that "FUND" be ? competitor ? At least some one in the computer industrie ?

    Any one with inside scoops? I want to know since I have server there.

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    funds are things that are used to take control of or undo anything a bigger interest does not like. even if immediate participants can be made out, they generally act as proxies on behalf of bigger interests.

    a good example may be found in softlayer and theplanet being bought and merged by the same fund, and then suddenly finding a new enthusiasm and diligence in enforcing dmca/copyright stuff. also, the curious case of simplecdn is another illustration as far as can be observed.

    in short - a fund is just a tool for dirty kind of capitalism.

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    heh good! Maybe someone can turn it around into something good.

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    After talking to someone on their chat, It's a Quebec Investissment Fund.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ImanageNetworks View Post
    After talking to someone on their chat, It's a Quebec Investissment Fund.
    At least it is not EIG buying another hosting entity.


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    Probably media giants/government.

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    Government subsidized hosting here we come!
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    this absurd sudden interest of investment circles of hosting outfits targeting small businesses / people is quite curious.

    indeed some of these outfits like ev1servers, theplanet, softlayer were big, and they are big. but, their size is not as big as what goes as investment in the financial circles that run about in the u.s.

    and its not a perilous situation either - at any given point, a big boy like google etc may start offering hosting which would be much more accessible and easy than what normal web hosting (and dedicated, vps etc) is offering. google already serves google pages. with some effort google can make it a service that could cover most of the website needs that we see on the web. and then there is also the question of cloud. amazon etc are already offering such cloud options that can serve websites out of a cloud.

    so, in the wake of all these, i am wondering why the sudden interest in web hosting on part of investment funds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ninkynonk View Post
    Government subsidized hosting here we come!
    That will never happen

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    Quote Originally Posted by unity100 View Post
    so, in the wake of all these, i am wondering why the sudden interest in web hosting on part of investment funds.
    Hmm. Previously, some of the deals seemed to only be from within the industry, such as when Verio purchased digitalNation (the dedicated server company) for $100 million cash.

    Perhaps now it is simply that outside companies or funds are recognizing hosting companies as truly valid and viable. I think it comes with the increased respect for hosting companies as valid business entities.

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    more people are also online and they want their own sites so they see that and want to cash in on it.
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    i wonder. any serious investment source would easily see that web is consolidating at the hands of the big. be it isps, be it big sources like google, facebook etc.

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    But seriously though.... who is the biggest hosting company on the planet (pun intended)????
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    amazon is not so much a 'hosting' company. rackspace maybe ?

    then again, how big is softlayer+theplanet now ?

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    i mean big. how big now are they, in regard to total websites hosted (including what those who rent servers from them are hosting as shared etc) ? or, the traffic served ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by unity100 View Post
    i mean big. how big now are they, in regard to total websites hosted (including what those who rent servers from them are hosting as shared etc) ? or, the traffic served ?
    I think they must be around the 70k server mark as a whole now, could be more/less - not too sure.

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    unity100 has my idea.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JSCL View Post
    I think they must be around the 70k server mark as a whole now, could be more/less - not too sure.
    but how many websites are served from all of those servers ?

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    I would say rackspace on a global scale!

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    http://news.netcraft.com/hosting-analysis/

    Kind of outdated, but in 2009 GoDaddy was #1 in terms of hostnames... then The Planet.
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    Thanks Patrick. I just looked I think softlayer might be the biggest yet in terms of datacenters. rackspace is more popular though. They also got a big boost from a very popular forum (I think you all know what I'm talking about).
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    Quote Originally Posted by THAMAN View Post
    That will never happen
    It's been there since the beginning. Telecomm infrastructure has has been heavily/monopolized subsidized by government for years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ninkynonk View Post
    Thanks Patrick. I just looked I think softlayer might be the biggest yet in terms of datacenters. rackspace is more popular though. They also got a big boost from a very popular forum (I think you all know what I'm talking about).
    what forum?

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    4chan. It was HUGE and happened 2 times.
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    IBM runs the world's largest commercial technology infrastructure.
    You will only find out how good a provider is when the going gets tough

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    Who Has the Most Web Servers?

    http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/a...t-web-servers/

    Updated, Nov. 2010 to reflect SoftLayer’s acquisition of The Planet and strong growth at Akamai, which has grown from 48,000 to 73,000 servers in the past 18 months. The totals for OVH and Rackspace have also been updated:

    OVH: 80,000 servers (company, Nov. 2010)

    SoftLayer: 76,000 servers (company, Nov. 2010)

    Akamai Technologies: 73,000 servers (company, Nov. 2010)

    1&1 Internet: 70,000 servers (company, Feb. 2010)

    Facebook: 60,000 servers (estimate, Oct. 2009)

    Rackspace: 63,996 servers (company, Nov. 2010)

    iWeb: 14,000 servers (company)

    Peer1/ServerBeach: 10,277 servers (company)
    Missing in the list LeaseWeb: 36,000+ servers (NetDirekt, Dec. 2010)

    I guess Online.net has over 10,000 servers.


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    +50 for the excellent link DH! Many thanks.
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    Country-Wise Web Hosting Companies
    As of May 3, 2010

    http://www.intac.net/top-10-web-host...ld_2010-05-24/

    1. United States - 23,619 Web hosting companies

    2. Canada - 2,725

    3. United Kindgon - 2,656

    4. Germany - 2,378

    5. The Netherlands - 1,728

    6. Spain - 1,629

    7. Turkey - 1,461

    8. France - 1,148

    8. India - 1,148

    10. Australia - 1,072
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    thought Japan would have more!
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    Quote Originally Posted by dotHostel View Post
    Country-Wise Web Hosting Companies
    As of May 3, 2010

    http://www.intac.net/top-10-web-host...ld_2010-05-24/
    i doubt it would be right to call most of these 'companies'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ninkynonk View Post
    thought Japan would have more!
    I think these lists are not that accurated. I think Superb, Interserver, Gnax, and many others in the US have more than 10,000 servers. If you consider the entire world I think the list is near useless.
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    Quote Originally Posted by unity100 View Post
    i doubt it would be right to call most of these 'companies'.
    Agreed. But they are 'competitors'.
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    I would guess all the interest in the hosting industry from outside investment is all the talk of 'cloud computing' and companies outsourcing their existing servers and IT onto large clouds. If things continue along these lines, I can see why it would be a good market to be in and probably some good quick returns are possible
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    It might also just be that, if you buy multiple cie, that each have their own small datacenter ( read : closet with portable AC ) , why not buy an already very good infrastructure to consolidate everything from all your cie there.

    iWeb does custom cage | cabinet | private rooms already. Power, AC, uplinks... everything is taken care of.

    that would be very smart.
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