Web Hosting - South Africa

  • South Africa
  • Revenue in the Web Hosting market is projected to reach US$0.74bn in 2024.
  • Revenue is expected to show an annual growth rate (CAGR 2024-2029) of 16.53%, resulting in a market volume of US$1.59bn by 2029.
  • The average Spend per Employee in the Web Hosting market is projected to reach US$29.54 in 2024.
  • In global comparison, most revenue will be generated in the United States (US$58,300.00m in 2024).

Key regions: Germany, China, United States, United Kingdom, Italy

Region comparison

Analyst Opinion

South Africa, a country known for its diverse cultures, wildlife, and landscapes, is also a growing market for web hosting services. With the increasing use of the internet and digitalization, the demand for web hosting services has also been on the rise.

Customer preferences:
South African customers are looking for web hosting providers that offer reliable and affordable services. As the country is still developing its digital infrastructure, customers also prefer providers that offer easy-to-use platforms and excellent customer support.

Trends in the market:
One of the significant trends in the South African web hosting market is the growth of cloud hosting services. With the increasing need for remote work and online collaboration, many businesses are turning to cloud hosting providers to store and manage their data. Additionally, there has been a rise in the number of small and medium-sized businesses that are opting for web hosting services to establish their online presence.

Local special circumstances:
South Africa's web hosting market is unique due to its geography and digital infrastructure. The country's vast landscape and dispersed population make it challenging to provide reliable and high-speed internet connections in some areas. This has resulted in a demand for web hosting providers that offer localized services and data centers. Additionally, the country's strict data protection laws have made it necessary for web hosting providers to comply with specific regulations.

Underlying macroeconomic factors:
The growth of the web hosting market in South Africa is influenced by several macroeconomic factors. The country's increasing internet penetration rate, coupled with the rise of e-commerce, has led to a surge in demand for web hosting services. Additionally, the government's efforts to promote digitalization and entrepreneurship have created a favorable environment for the growth of the web hosting industry. The country's economic stability and favorable exchange rates have also made it an attractive market for international web hosting providers. In conclusion, the web hosting market in South Africa is a growing industry that presents opportunities for both local and international providers. As the country continues to develop its digital infrastructure and promote entrepreneurship, the demand for web hosting services is expected to increase even further.


Data coverage:

The data encompasses B2G, B2B, and B2C enterprises. Figures are based on enterprises' technology spending on products, consulting, and outsourcing services.

Modeling approach / Market size:

Market sizes are determined through a combined top-down and bottom-up approach, building on a specific rationale for each market segment. As a basis for evaluating markets, we use annual financial reports of key players in the industry, Statista's primary research and surveys, and IT associations. In addition, we use relevant key market indicators and data from country-specific associations, such as GDP, internet users, and telecommunication. This data helps us estimate the market size for each country individually.


In our forecasts, we apply diverse forecasting techniques. The selection of forecasting techniques is based on the behavior of the relevant market. For example, the exponential trend smoothing method is used based on the market data characteristics. The main drivers are the GDP and its sector composition, internet penetration, the level of digitization, and the attitude toward IT security.

Additional notes:

The data is modeled using current exchange rates. The market is updated twice a year in case market dynamics change. The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the Russia-Ukraine war is considered at a country-specific level.


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