India Web Hosting

The fastest growing international market representing 18% of the world’s population. In 2019, the country's IT annual revenue was almost $ 180 billion.

The country is a huge market with an estimated 460 million online users and increasing with the enormous growth of mobile Internet environment.

India Web Hosting BusinessBoth Small and Medium-size business are looking to set up their hub in the country's emerging market. From the web design and development services, these companies want to offer domain registration, hosting packages and on-demand services. Other services provided include an e-commerce platform, blog templates, podcast package, image hosting.

Statistics – Hosting In India

A study by Google-KPMG reveals that India has over 51 million small businesses out of which, 68% are offline, i.e., they don't have the Internet connectivity, personal computer and don't use social media for business purposes.

According to the estimates of market and consumer data platform Statista, the country has 460 million users out of 1.3 billion population, and in 2016, only 29.55% of India’s population used the internet. Social media also has poor penetration in the country, with 216.5 million users as of 2016.

Godaddy launched services in Hindi, Marathi, and Tamil to enable more small businesses across India to build an online presence.

Cloud Computing Big Companies: WS, Microsoft, Google, and Alibaba

Cloud Computing Customers

  • Used mostly by large enterprises and legacy companies dedicated to creating tools and applications.
  • e-commerce, adtech, healthcare and financial services
Small and medium sized IT companies situated in Kerala entering into tie ups with the foreign firms or organizations including startups, located out of the country. They also plan for Co incubation by which they may get enough opportunities to spread their business in the foreign market.
To understand this, recently i.e. Last month only to promote Techno park incubates to foreign markets, Techno park Technology Business Incubator (TTBI) signed a co-incubation agreement with the Asia Pacific members of the Asian Association of Business Incubation (AABI).
Due to this agreement, many incubate companies can sell their products easily, as now they are having the opportunity to open or start their offices in Asia Pacific and Oceanic countries, which lead to widening their marketability and operations. All the technology incubators in Asia Pacific and Oceania countries are covered under this agreement and its advantage is mainly received by the companies, especially startup companies based in Kerala as by this they will get space for their marketing and operations activity in all those countries.
IT Companies also get more opportunity as Techno Park TBI had earlier signed a memorandum of association (MOU) with Invest in Bavaria, Germany, by which marketing and operations can be started by these IT companies in those regions also. There are four firms who will go to start their operations in Bavaria; they are from the Techno Park TBI. IT Companies which are situated in Silicon Valley, California has the expertise and their mission is a startup village in Kochi which have been set up by the Malayali diaspora.

BSNL & MTNL

India has state-run telecom companies BSNL and MTNL. The MTNL provides telephony services in Delhi and Mumbai, while BSNL across the rest of the circles in the country. Now with the approval from the Union Cabinet, both companies would merge. They are bringing ‘umbrella coverage' of Bharat Fiber service across India by March 2020.

Indian IT Act Intermediaries

Section 2(1) (w) of the Indian IT Act includes telecom service providers, network service providers, Internet service providers, web-hosting service providers, search engines, online payment sites, online-auction sites, online market places, and cyber-cafe as intermediaries.
Intermediary liability: tackle hate speech, fake news, and other unlawful activities

The IT Act in 2008 Amendment

The Centre had incorporated the requirements to:
  • publish rules/regulations, user agreements; terms and conditions to specify prohibited content
  • strict notice and takedown process
  • duty to report cybersecurity incidents among others

Latest News

(June 2016) DigitalOcean launched its first data center in Bangalore, India

(December 24, 2018, New Delhi) The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology last year released the ‘Draft Information Technology [Intermediaries Guidelines (Amendment) Rules], 2018’ to amend existing 2011 rules. The Indian Central government proposed an amendment that would hold intermediaries like Whatsapp, Facebook, and YouTube accountable for the content shared on their platforms.

(September 24, 2019) The Supreme Court asked the Government to file an affidavit within three weeks on the timeline for drafting regulations for social media companies.

The government submitted an affidavit to the apex-court highlighting the Internet as a “potent tool to cause unimaginable disruption to the democratic polity.”

The government wants revision in old rules for effective regulation of intermediaries keeping in view the ever-growing threats to individual rights and the nation’s integrity, sovereignty, and security.

The proposed changes include:

  • tracing out of originator of information for assistance to law,
  • deployment of automated tools for proactive filtering of unlawful content
  • the takedown of illegal content within 24 hours
  • mandatory incorporation of companies with 50 lakh plus users.

Technically traceability and end-to-end-encryption cannot exist together. The intermediaries cannot store all the elements of the content shared on the platforms.

The government appealed to the Supreme Court for more time to hold inter-ministerial discussions on the effective regulation of social media platforms.
The SC told the Government that the rules should strike a balance between state sovereignty and individual privacy.

Central Government tells Supreme Court on Aadhaar-social media linking that it would prevent criminal elements from taking advantage of social media.

‘Terrorists can’t claim the right to privacy.’

Indian Government is going to finalize and notify rules for social media and digital media platforms within three months, i.e., by January 2020.