DigitalOcean Now World's Second Largest Web Hosting Provider
May 6, 2015 – New York, NY – DigitalOcean, the fastest growing cloud infrastructure provider for developers, is now the second largest hosting provider in the world. The ranking comes from the latest report published by Netcraft, a respected authority on the market share of web servers, operating systems, and hosting providers.
"We concentrate on providing individual software developers with a fantastic user experience to empower them to build and scale web applications"
DigitalOcean has grown exponentially, jumping in the ranks from third largest hosting provider in November 2014 to its current position, by delivering a simple hosting option for software developers around the world.
"We concentrate on providing individual software developers with a fantastic user experience to empower them to build and scale web applications," said Ben Uretsky, CEO of DigitalOcean. "It's a massive market that larger cloud providers aren't catering to; that's why we don't consider big names such as Amazon Web Services to be a competitor. There is a fundamental difference in focus and priorities. At DigitalOcean, we prioritize offering simple solutions for web developers and we are proud to be the second largest web hosting provider in the world."
Since the company's inception in 2011, DigitalOcean has continued to build a developer-friendly platform. With market-leading prices, simple server provisioning and an intuitive control panel, DigitalOcean maintains its vision of simplifying innovation to enable developers to focus on what matters – their applications.
Last month, DigitalOcean announced its third data center in Europe and its 10th worldwide, located in Frankfurt, Germany. The launch was the most successful international launch to date, adding 1,000 servers to the network and 100 new customers, daily.
Founded in 2012, DigitalOcean provides the easiest cloud platform to deploy, manage, and scale applications of any size, removing infrastructure friction and providing predictability so developers and their teams can spend more time building software that customers love. DigitalOcean is approaching $200 million in run rate and has a community of 3.5 million developers with 12 data centers across the globe. In addition to its headquarters in New York, DigitalOcean has an office in Cambridge, Mass. and remote employees around the world. For more information, simply visit https://www.digitalocean.com or follow @digitalocean on Twitter.