Houston, TX Ranks Number 1 Amongst the Top 20 Web Hosting Cities

Houston, Texas is the favorite hosting location for the world’s most popular web sites, according to Pingdom, which has mapped the hosting universe using the top 1 million sites. The Pingdom survey found Houston was the clear winner, hosting 50,598 of those top million sites, followed by Mountain View, Calif. (29,594 sites), Dallas (24,822) and Scottsdale, Arizona (23,210).

Why are these locations ranked so highly? Not surprisingly, the top cities track with the locations of major hosting companies.

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An example: Houston is the home to multiple data centers hosted by SoftLayer Technologies, which houses more than 100,000 servers across its infrastructure. Because SoftLayer is a “host of hosts,” popular sites hosted by large providers like HostGator and Site5 also map to Houston. Hosting’s not the only game in town, as dozens of the world’s largest energy companies also host their infrastructure in the Houston area, much of it at CyrusOne.

———–Read the rest of the report at Data Center Knowledge.

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Five 9s Digital is a data center real estate company offering data center development, investment sales, real estate advisory, and colocation and wholesale data center selection and procurement services. Five 9s Digital has been involved in the development and ownership of multiple mission critical facilities from single user build-to-suit facilities to multi-tenant data centers. Five 9s Digital brings a wealth of experience, background and expertise in providing solutions to the data center arena. Due to the specific and yet evolving requirements of mission critical end users in today’s world, Five 9s Digital is able to offer real solutions, real facilities, and real choices due its extensive and up-to-date knowledge base. Five 9s Digital is a Best Data Sites Certification Alliance™ member.
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