WebHosting.Info is a patent-pending process invented by Bhavin Turakhia, a
result of 2 years of extensive research and development. It employs several key
technologies to generate comprehensive reports of unprecedented accuracy and
quality, by processing data collected using public domain tools and utilities.
The data processing is also based on various assumptions. These assumptions may
lead to certain limitations in the report. Following are the assumptions and
limitations of our process:
The entire data set currently consists of
all COM, NET, ORG, BIZ, INFO Domain Names. This does not represent the
worldwide total, since there are various ccTLDs which we have not yet covered.
We assume the total of this dataset to be the Entire Dataset. We shall be
including ccTLD statistics in our reports very soon.
The clients of a Web Hosting company are
identified as all Domains served by the nameservers of that particular
Company. This may however not be true in all cases. In certain instances the
DNS provider maybe separate from the actual Hosting Company. In such a
scenario, those domains will be counted towards the DNS provider and not the
While our assignment process is extremely
accurate in a few rare cases we may have missed out on the Nameservers of a
Hosting Company in which case the counts and statistics for those nameservers
may be missed out. However, this can easily be rectified by that hosting
company and we have an online automated process for this rectification.
Therefore this inaccuracy will be practically nullified shortly.
In all reports the number of Web Hosting
companies is assumed as companies having greater than 50 domains under
management. Companies with less than 50 domains are not counted in the total
number of Web Hosting companies. Their clients however are counted towards
Currently we have not begun to check
whether a domain name is actually a hosted. We will soon be differentiating
between Domains that are only Registered, Domains that are Parked/Forwarded,
and Domains that actually host a unique website. This will reflect accurately
the count of hosted clients and exclude the parked/forwarded clients.
The current Web Hosting company rank is
simply based on the total domains count. Since we do not have a
differentiation between Hosted and non-Hosted domains yet, these total counts
sometimes result in skewed rankings.
Few domains have multiple nameservers
belonging to more than one Company. For instance domain.com can have
NS1.DIRECTI.COM and NS1.ANOTHERCOMPANY.COM as its nameservers, where
NS1.DIRECTI.COM is owned by DIRECTI.COM and NS1.ANOTHERCOMPANY.COM belongs to
ANOTHER COMPANY. In this rare case, the client is assigned to both the
companies since it is not possible to directly determine which company the
domain is hosted with.
Wherever we mention Country in the
report, we are referring to Country of the Hosting Company and NOT Country of
the Domain Name. For instance a client in Australia maybe hosted with a
Hosting Company in India, and the servers may actually be in the United
States. There are three countries here. The country of the client, the country
of the Hosting company, and the country of the Datacenter. In our reports,
Country refers to Country of the Hosting Company unless specified otherwise.
Directi has been omitted from all rank listings to avoid
any conflict of interest since WebHosting.Info is a division of Directi.
These, and variations of these may lead to minor inaccuracies in the reports.
What is more important however are the processes we have put in place to remove
these inaccuracies overtime, with assistance and contribution from readers such as yourself.
If you do find any inaccuracies or any other issues with
our data/reports, please email us at
firstname.lastname@example.org and we will attempt to rectify the same at the earliest.