Learn about actual and potential costs
How much should I pay for Web Hosting Services?
What is the average price of Web Hosting Services?
This procurement report includes pricing information to help you purchase Web Hosting Services. Our analysts provide a benchmark price and a price range based on key pricing factors to help you understand what you should be paying for this specific product or service. To see the average price for this and hundreds of other products and services, subscribe to ProcurementIQ.
Has the price of Web Hosting Services been rising or falling?
Analysts look at market data from the previous three years to determine an overall price trend. You can use the recent price trends to help you understand price volatility and plan your budget.
I’m not ready to purchase Web Hosting Services yet. Will I pay more if I wait too long?
We forecast the next three years of price movements by looking at factors likely to affect the market's supply chain, such as inputs, demand and competition. You can then use the price forecast to figure out the best time to purchase.
What other costs are associated with purchasing Web Hosting Services?
Our analysts calculate the total cost of ownership and assign a level of low, moderate or high, depending on things like customization, integration and installation. Use this information to budget for Web Hosting Services with a reduced risk of unexpected costs.
See how we display average pricing information, trends and market data.
Find the vendor to meet your needs
Where can I purchase Web Hosting Services?
In 2018, ProcurementIQ estimates that there are 3,000 web hosting service providers in the United States. Collectively, the top four firms (Amazon, Microsoft, Rackspace and GoDaddy) account for an estimated 40.0% of the market’s revenue, indicating a moderate level of market concentration. Although some up-front capital investment is needed to... Subscribe to learn more.
Questions to ask potential suppliers
How can I gain leverage during negotiations?
What services does your company offer in addition to website hosting services?
What expertise do you have beyond web hosting services?
How long have you been offering these services?
Can these services be packaged at a discount with web hosting services?
What security measures do you have in place to protect data?
When was the last time you experienced a security threat? How did you find out about it and what did you do upon its discovery?
Do you work with any outside security providers or consultants?
How do you stay up to date on the latest security threats and defense trends?
Do you provide automatic backups in case my data is lost?
How much bandwidth is available for my website?
Can I purchase more bandwidth or memory?
Can I enhance the performance of my site using various file types and scripts?
When was the last time you upgraded your servers and other equipment?
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Key elements for every RFP
What should my Web Hosting Services RFP include?
Buyers should specify their budget for the service.
Buyers can reference the Benchmark Price and Total Cost of Ownership sections of this report for assistance in creating a budget.
Buyers should evaluate potential suppliers based on their ability to meet the functional and technical requirements described in the RFP.
Buyers should evaluate potential suppliers based on their ability to provide a superior level of customer service, as evidenced by client references.
Buyers should evaluate potential suppliers based on their ability to provide regular enhancements and upgrades.
For a detailed list of key selection criteria, buyers should reference the Buying-Decision Scorecard section of this report.
Buyers need to include the date when proposals are due and when the award will be announced.
If onsite assistance is required, buyers should include the date by which it should be completed.
Buyers should outline the terms of the contract and cancellation policy.
Evaluate major factors to mitigate risk
How risky is the Web Hosting Services supply chain?
The risk of input price shocks or discontinuity of service due to supply chain issues is moderate for the web hosting services market. The main supply chain risk comes from the computer servers used to host websites. The computer server market is relatively concentrated, with a few suppliers dominating the... Subscribe to learn more.