Over the past five years, the Internet Hosting Services industry has struggled to achieve the same levels of growth as recorded in the years prior to 2008-09. The industry has had to contend with rising competition from foreign internet hosts, and has faced falling demand from users that are increasing tech savvy. Over the five years through 2013-14, industry revenue is expected to grow at an annualised 1.9% to total $428.6 million. This moderate growth has been aided by the growing online presence of businesses, with e-commerce taking the Australian economy by storm.
Companies in this industry run internet servers from data centres, which allow content to be stored and accessed via the internet. Hosting covers a wide range of online storage options, including web hosting, email hosting and DNS hosting.
The report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecast, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.