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Global Inflation Leaves Users With No Choice But To Search For Free Website Hosting

The economic turmoil around the world is a bitter reality that we’re all facing. And the incident has left online users with little to no choice but to search for website hosting services that are free of cost or cheaper in price.

New data and statistics from a number of reports have highlighted how free-of-cost web hosting has massively peaked. Moreover, it’s actually at its highest level than what we’ve seen in the last two years.

But the real question is how many of us are surprised by these figures? Remember, global inflation is a worldwide concern and when you’re forced to deal with high costs of living to try and combat the economic decline, there’s not much that anyone can do.

On average, data taken between the months of May and June of this year proved how search volume doubled in amount when it came down to web hosting that was free. At the same time, the number of users in search of free-of-cost website builders also rose dramatically.

The data can be confirmed after looking at the number of websites that had been visited for the purpose of website building and web hosting too. But what is a little interesting is how the shift may only be noticed now because of the current economic situation but it was in reality, being built up for a while now. Think along the lines of several years.

Data that had been shared by Simiarweb reported how the popular website called GoDaddy managed to suffer a loss of nearly 20 million visits in the past two years. On the other hand, another cheaper web hosting service called Namecheap struck a pot of gold, gaining about 8 million visits.

So as you can tell, it’s a complete turnaround. But GoDaddy isn’t the sole victim of this economic situation. Other common web hosting service providers were also a part of the massive decline seen for website visitors during the period between 2019 to 2022. This includes HostGator as well as Bluehost.

Hostinger also managed to strike big during this economic downturn with just a little over 6.2 million increased website visits in the last three years.

Another interesting finding observed is how cheap website hosts showed a huge decline when compared to free options. This makes more sense because when something is for free, why would anyone be willing to pay extra for it during such a financial crisis where every penny-saving move counts.


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