1. Objective
  2. Rankings
    1. By Domain
    2. By Autonomous System (AS)
  3. Methodology
    1. Disclaimer
    2. Steps
  4. Raw Data
  5. Revisions

Objective

To try get some feel for the relative Australian cPanel fleet sizes of Australian shared web hosting providers.

In other words, to answer the question: how many cPanel services, hosted in Australia, does each web host have?.

Rankings

In all cases, it was necessary to merge companies that were acquired, due to cross-contamination of domains and networks in many cases.

In all cases, results are truncated to not make the document too long.

By Domain (eTLD+1)

Aggregate

Provider Count
Hostopia 1384
DreamScape Networks 448
Servers Australia (client services) 382
Synergy Wholesale 306
Melbourne IT 209
Net Virtue 48
Network Presence 41
Doghouse Media 39
NewSprout 34
Fluccs 32
Rack Servers 31
Web Prophets 29
Hosting Australia 29
GoHosting 28
SmartArtist 25
Hyperspike 24
VPS Blocks 20
Precedence 19
Crystal Web Designs 17
Net Origin 16
Nerdster 16
IONLINE 15
Mity Digital 14
Cynergic 14
OZISP 13
Micron21 13
Itomic 13
Virtual Datacentre 12
it2k 11
DataQuest 11
Serversaurus 10
Op2ma 10
MediaCloud 10
MDG IT 10
Mammoth Media 10
Infinite 10
Aussie Host 10
Host Networks 9
Bonntech 9
Vertex Imports 8
Fireworks Websites 8
Atomix 8
Aspiration Hosting 8
myshophosting 7
Managed Solutions Internet 7
Little Hero Hosting 7
Ink Systems 7
Host Geek 7
Firefly Interactive 7
Avanti Hosting 7
Aussie Webhost 7
ANS Communications 7
The Trustee for THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS TRUST 6
Suncoast Hosting 6
Redback Web Solutions 6
Power Creations 6
My Work 6
Karma Bunny 6
Host Express 6
Australianwebhosting 6
Web Factory 5
(Unsure) 5
Prompt Web Hosting 5
Inticon 5
Indigo 5
EziHosting 5
Australian Power Control Systems 5
On A Cloud 4
Aus Net Servers 4
CPK Web Services 3
Server Mule 2
Ransom IT 2
Dedigeeks 2

Individual

eTLD+1 Count Provider Total Provider Count
hosting24.com.au 521 Hostopia
servercontrol.com.au 353 Servers Australia (client services)
syrahost.com 330 DreamScape Networks
smartservers.com.au 286 Hostopia
hosting-services.net.au 209 Synergy Wholesale
aumanaged.com 197 Hostopia
digitalpacific.com.au 133 Hostopia
ha-node.net 73 Hostopia
instanthosting.com.au 70 DreamScape Networks
openconnect.com.au 69 Melbourne IT
web-servers.com.au 54 Hostopia
the-server.net.au 42 Melbourne IT
networkpresence.com.au 41 Network Presence
hosting-service.net.au 41 Net Virtue
dhmedia.com.au 39 Doghouse Media
the-server.com.au 37 Melbourne IT
hostingplatform.net.au 36 Synergy Wholesale
zuver.net.au 35 Synergy Wholesale
newsprout.com.au 34 NewSprout
accountservergroup.com 34 Hostopia
siteportal.com.au 31 Rack Servers
ezyreg.com 30 Melbourne IT
wpcpanel.com 29 Web Prophets
turboservers.com.au 29 DreamScape Networks
gohosting.com.au 28 GoHosting
smartartist.net.au 25 SmartArtist
hyperspike.com.au 24 Hyperspike
hostyourservices.net 23 Synergy Wholesale
webserversystems.com 20 Hostopia
myownserver.net 20 Fluccs
pre.net.au 19 Precedence
crystalwebdesigns.com.au 17 Crystal Web Designs
vde.net.au 16 Melbourne IT
nerdster.com.au 16 Nerdster
auserver.com.au 16 Hostopia
nameservers.com.au 15 Melbourne IT
ionline.com.au 15 IONLINE
mity.com.au 14 Mity Digital
hostingaus.com.au 14 Hosting Australia
cynergic.net 14 Cynergic
ssdhosts.com.au 13 VPS Blocks
ozisp.com.au 13 OZISP
newdomain.com.au 13 Hosting Australia
micron21.com 13 Micron21
itomic.com 13 Itomic
stealth-servers.com.au 12 Hostopia
ecloud-services.com 12 Virtual Datacentre
it2k.com 11 it2k
dataquestcloud.com 11 DataQuest
sau.net.au 10 Servers Australia (client services)
op2ma.com.au 10 Op2ma
netorigin.com.au 10 Net Origin
netlogistics.com.au 10 DreamScape Networks
mysite.host 10 Servers Australia (client services)
mdgit.com.au 10 MDG IT
infinite.net.au 10 Infinite
cloudservers.net.au 10 MediaCloud
ausweb.com.au 10 Hostopia
aussiehost.com 10 Aussie Host
web-host.com.au 9 Host Networks
hostname.net.au 9 Servers Australia (client services)
bitcloud.com.au 9 DreamScape Networks
bbsweb.net.au 9 Bonntech
serversaurus.com.au 8 Serversaurus
redc.me 8 Hostopia
my-web-zone.com 8 Fluccs
ivantica.com.au 8 Vertex Imports
fweb.com.au 8 Fireworks Websites
atomix.com.au 8 Atomix
aspirationcloud.com 8 Aspiration Hosting
myshophosting.com 7 myshophosting
msi.net.au 7 Managed Solutions Internet
littleherohosting.com 7 Little Hero Hosting
hostmaster.com.au 7 ANS Communications
hostingservices.net.au 7 Ink Systems
hostingnetwork.net.au 7 Hostopia
hostingbay.net 7 VPS Blocks
hostgeek.com.au 7 Host Geek
fi.net.au 7 Firefly Interactive
avantihosting.com.au 7 Avanti Hosting
aussiewebhost.com.au 7 Aussie Webhost
suncoasthosting.com.au 6 Suncoast Hosting
redbackwebs.com.au 6 Redback Web Solutions
powercreations.com.au 6 Power Creations
partscheck.com.au 6
mywork.com.au 6 My Work
myhost.net.au 6 Net Origin
karmabunny.com.au 6 Karma Bunny
hosting-australia.com 6 The Trustee for THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS TRUST
hostexpress.com.au 6 Host Express
fastwebservers.com.au 6 Australianwebhosting
dnadigital.com.au 6
dewaweb.com 6
aussieservers.com.au 6
zenhost.com.au 5
wip.net.au 5 Australian Power Control Systems
websitepanelonline.com 5
webfactory.com.au 5 Web Factory
ubcserver.com 5
tpoff.com 5
responsivewebsolutions.com.au 5
relentlesshosting.com.au 5
quikservers.net 5 (Unsure)
promptwebhosting.com.au 5 Prompt Web Hosting
powerwebhosting.com.au 5
onthenet.com.au 5
mammoth.net.au 5 Mammoth Media
int.net.au 5 Inticon
gravit.com.au 5
ezihosting.com 5 EziHosting
expeed.com.au 5
dedsvrs.net 5 Indigo
cvwcreative.com.au 5
csau.com.au 5
chost.com.au 5
bnr.lan 5 Mammoth Media
auswebserver.com 5 Hostopia
anchor.net.au 5 Hostopia
amaze.net.au 5
(remainder truncated)

By Autonomous System (AS)

This measure might include customer servers and is in my opinion less representative, since it would also contain e.g. unmanaged VPS services that happen to have cPanel.

Aggregate

Provider Count
Hostopia 3098
DreamScape Networks 1039
Servers Australia 748
Synergy Wholesale 545
Melbourne IT 545
Mammoth Media 388
VPS Blocks 248
Server Mule 204
Micron21 188
Fluccs 185
Nerdster 172
Net Virtue 148
Network Presence 95
Go Hosting 81
Net Origin 73
Ransom IT 59
MDG IT 52
We Hosted It 50
New Sprout 44
Rack Servers 38
Host Networks 37
DogHouse Media 37
Web Prophets 36
Hosting Australia Group 35
Intervolve 32
Vocus 31
VMCentral 29
iinet 29
Hyperspike 28
SmartArtist 26
Future Hosting 26
NetAus 25
OrionVM 24
Hosting Waterloo 24
DENISON-NET-AU 24
Serversaurus 21
Entity Data 21
COLOCITY 21
DIGIACCORD-AU 20
Wombat Servers 19
XHOSTS-NET-AU 18
TPG-AU 18
Over The Wire 18
DATAQUESTPTYLTD-AU 18
Blue Central 16
TRUSTEE4COLLINSFAMTRUST-AU 15
RELENTLESSHOSTING-AU 15
Hosted Network 15
Velocity Host 14
MDS-AU 14
OZISP 13
DC West 13
45RU 13
Zettanet 12
MLKGROUP-AP 12
Bonntech 12
INTICONNET 11
Intergrid 11
TWFPL-AU 10
RackCentral-AU 10
INFINITENET 10
Comwire Cloud 10
VPSNet 9
On A Cloud 9
Exetel 9
AU1NET 9
(remainder truncated)

Individual

NETNAME Count
DIGITALPACIFIC 1559
J2-AUSTRALIA-HOSTING-AU 732
CRUCIALX-AP 724
SAU-NET-AU 700
NETLOGISTICS 595
SYNERGYWHOLESALE-AP 545
DREAMSCAPE-INC-AU 339
VPSBLOCKS-NET 248
VPSHOSTS 240
MAMMOTHMEDIA-AU 212
SERVERMULE-AU 204
Micron21-Melbourne-Datacentre 188
Nerdster 172
NET1-AU 148
VDC-AU 102
BINARYLANE-AU 99
CIA 97
FLUCCS-AU 83
WEBCENTRAL 76
NETPRES 75
GO-HOSTING-AU 75
NOGPL-AU 73
AUSGAMERS-AU 60
MDGIT-AU 52
MY-HOSTED-AU 50
PANTHUR-AU 49
TPP 45
NEWSPROUTPTYLTD-AU 44
OZSERVERS 40
RACK-SERVERS-AU 38
HOSTNETWORKS 37
DOGHOUSEMEDIA-AU 37
WEB-PROPHETS-AU 36
UBRCBR-ENOTIA 35
NJV-AU 35
RANSOMITTRUST-AP 34
INTERVOLVE-AU 32
Internal-Webhosting 32
VMCENTRALPTYLTD-AU 29
IINET-AU 29
HYPERSPIKE-AU 28
SMARTART-AU 26
FUTUREHOSTINGLLC-AP 26
UBRCBRCCA 25
RANSOMITTRUST-AU 25
NETAUS-AU 25
SIS-WATERLOO-HOSTING 24
DENISON-NET-AU 24
Internal-ClientVPS 22
ENTITYDATA-AU 21
COLOCITY 21
ARKTISMA-AU 21
UBRCBR-PRECEDENCE 20
NETPRES-AU 20
DIGIACCORD-AU 20
ORIONVM-AU 19
XHOSTS-NET-AU 18
TPG-AU 18
OVERTHEWIRE-AU 18
DATAQUESTPTYLTD-AU 18
MAMMOTHMEDIA-AP 17
BLUECENTRAL-AU 16
UBRSYDCCA 15
TRUSTEE4COLLINSFAMTRUST-AU 15
RELENTLESSHOSTING-AU 15
HNPL-AU 15
AUSWEB 15
VELHOST 14
MDS-AU 14
OZISP-NET-AU 13
FORTY-FIVERU-AP 13
DCWEST-AU 13
ZETTANET 12
WOMBATSERVERS 12
MLKGROUP-AP 12
BONNTECH-AU 12
ANCHORHOSTING 12
INTICONNET 11
TWFPL-AU 10
RackCentral-AU 10
INFINITENET 10
CCLOUD-AU 10
VPSNet 9
ONACLOUD-AU 9
AU1NET 9
WARPL-AU 8
LayerIP-SAU 8
HOSTCORP 8
ANSCOM-AU 8
WOMATSERVERS 7
UBRSYDVL3932-3963 7
THEDC-AU 7
SECUREIP 7
MSI 7
HOSTONE-AU 7
ECLECTIC 7
CRUCIALX-AU 7
SIXYS-AU 6
ONTHENET2-AU 6
ITBASECAMP 6
ISEEK 6
INTERGRID-AU-SY3DP01 6
GOHOSTING-AU 6
GLOBALCENTER-APEXHOST 6
FALEYPTYLTD-AU 6
CSAPL-AU 6
AIS-AU 6
YOURFIBRE-AU 5
TPA 5
SUMMITGROUP3-AU 5
MILANINDUSTRIES-AU 5
METATECH2-AU 5
GRAVITPTYLTD-AU 5
EXPEED-AU 5
Exetel-Corporate-Customers 5
CYNERGIC 5
CONNECTIVITYIT-AU 5
APCSNET 5
ZoneNetworks 4
VOCUS-AU 4
UBRCBRVL517-548 4
UBCWEBDESIGN-AP 4
TTFMGT-AU 4
TELSTRAINTERNET48-AU 4
TBDN-AU 4
OGAVAHNET2 4
MEL-VirtualNode 4
KOHENTECH-AU 4
KASSAWINPTYLTD-AU 4
GEEKPTYLTD-AU 4
GCNEWDMZ-INT-AU-NT 4
DREAMTILT-AU 4
DEADLINE-AU 4
CLOUD365-AU 4
BRENNAN 4
Binary-Networks-VIC-AU 4
ALPHA-AU 4
ADN-AU 4
AAPTLimited 4
WIDEBAND 3
VOCUS-AS-AP 3
UBRSYDVL3964-3995 3
UBRCBR-PA 3
TIMELESS-TECH-AP 3
TELSTRAINTERNET2-AU 3
TECHPATH-AU 3
SUPERLOOP-AU 3
SSCPL-AU 3
SPLASHBOX-AU 3
SPIRIT-TELECOM-AU 3
SOLUTIONONEPTYLTD-AU 3
SNSPL-AU 3
SIMTRONIC-TECH-AU 3
REDWIFI-AU 3
REDBACKWEBS-GOLDCOAST 3
ORIONVM-49-156-18 3
ONTHENET-AU 3
NuSkope 3
INTERGRID-AU-ME101 3
HOSTWORKS 3
FORTY-FIVERU 3
FIBERVISION-NET-AU 3
EXETEL-Broadband-Users 3
DIPL-AU 3
DIGITAL-HYBRID-AU 3
Customer-Access-Waterloo 3
CLARENSTON-AU 3
CHIME-AU 3
ASEIT-AS-AP-AU 3
AAPT 3
VMVAULT-AU 2
VIBEGROUPPTYLTD-AU 2
VIAIP-AU 2
VERBDC1-AU 2
UNITIWIRELESS-AU 2
UNITEDIP1 2
UBRSYDVL805-836 2
UBRSYDVL773-804 2
UBRSYDVL709-740 2
UBRSYDVL677-708 2
UBRSYDVL4060-4091 2
UBRSYDVL4028-4059 2
TTYS-AU 2
THETUBESPTYLTD-AU 2
TERRANET-VPS-CUSTOMERS 2
TELSTRAINTERNET9-AU 2
TELSTRAINTERNET50-AU 2
TELSTRAINTERNET14-AU 2
Techquity-AU 2
SPEAKEZYVOICEANDDATA 2
SONIQ-AU 2
SIS-HOSTING-SHARED 2
RWTS-MEL-INF01 2
RWTS-ETHERNET 2
RESEAU-AU 2
QCSGROUP-AU 2
PRONET-AU 2
POLYFONE-AU 2
OSSINI-AU 2
OMNI 2
NODE1-AU 2
NetYP-AUSTRALIA-AU 2
NETWORKDYNAMICS-AU 2
NETQUADRANT 2
NCIT-SY3-LAN 2
NCCNET 2
MONTHLYITPTYLTD 2
METATECH-AU 2
lateralplains-inetserv 2
ISPDR-CC-AU 2
INSPIRED-AU 2
INETAUPTYLTD 2
IHPL-AU 2
HOTLINESUPPORTNSW 2
EVOLUTIONSYSTEMS-AU 2
EMANTRA-AU 2
ELMTREECONSULTINGSERVICESPTYLT 2
DROUINCOMP-AU 2
DOMAINCENTRAL 2
DELION-AU 2
DataKnox-COLO-SYD-AU 2
CORPITA-AU-VIC 2
CONNECTED-AU 2
COLO-AU-SYD-45-112-246-0 2
COLO-AU-BNE-103-52-118-0 2
CLOUD-PLUS-AU 2
CLOUDLOGIX-AU 2
CDU-AU 2
CATHOLIC-SYD-AU 2
BTPL-AU 2
BLUEFISH-AU 2
BLUEBOXITPTYLTD 2
Ballarat-DC1 2
AU 2
ARMADILLOACT-AU 2
APTITURE-AU 2
ANSASERVERS-AU 2
ALLTRADERS-AU 2
ACEINT-AU 2
ZETTAGRID-AU 1
YOURHUB-AU 1
XHostSolutions 1
WorldHosting 1
WINSHOP1-INT-AU-NT 1
WEBRESSOLUTIONS-AU 1
WEBQUOR1-AU 1
WEBPROPHETS 1
WAM-AU 1
VzB-AU-NETBLOCK 1
VIVIDWIRELESS-AU 1
VIRTUTEL-AU 1
VERTELNET 1
URL-NET-AU 1
UQCOM-NET-2 1
UNSW 1
UNISUNCOAST-AU 1
UNIMELB 1
UBRSYDVL741-772 1
UBRSYDVL3996-4027 1
UBRCBRVL453-484 1
UBRCBRVL421-452 1
UBRCBRVL389-420 1
UBRCBRVL261-292 1
TSWG-AU 1
TPLTS-AU 1
THEMISSINGLINK-AU 1
TELSTRAINTERNET23-AU 1
TELSTRAINTERNET10-AU 1
TELEMATESPTYLTD 1
TELARUS-AU 1
TECHSMITH-AU 1
TCR 1
SPRITENETWORKS-AU 1
SPLASH-AU 1
SOFTELSYSTEMS 1
SITESUITE 1
SIS-GROUP-SYDNEY 1
SDPL-AU-INF 1
SDPL-AU-EN 1
SAKVTAY-AU 1
RWTS-SYD-COLO1-GS 1
RENDRAGNET-COLO 1
RED-ROOK-AU 1
REDEEMDRPTYLTD-AU 1
REDBACKWEBS-MELBOURNE 1
REDBACKWEBS-BRISBANE 1
PUBLIC 1
PROGRESSIT-AU 1
PRODIGY 1
PHASE42 1
PCM-AU 1
PARADISEAUTO 1
OXL-CUSTOMER-DSL1 1
OVERFLOW-INTERNET-AU 1
ORIONVM-49-156-19 1
ORIONVM-103-29-66 1
OPTUSINTERNET-AU 1
ONQ 1
OMNI-PUBLIC-HOSTS-NET 1
OGAVAHNET3 1
NOVAIT-AU 1
NOD-AU 1
NEXTGENWIRELESS-AU 1
NEXON 1
NEURAL-AP 1
NETWORX-AU 1
NETWORKVIDEOANDHOMEENTERTAINME 1
NEHOS-AU 1
MZA-AU 1
MULTILINE-AU 1
MPC-AU 1
MIKEIT-AU 1
MCT-M2IDT27199003-001 1
MCT-M2IDT26963001-001 1
MCT-M2IDT26954001-003 1
MCT-M2IDT26817001-002 1
M2-DODO-AU 1
LBPL-AU 1
LAUHOB-AP 1
KALLISTRATE 1
JH1-AU 1
ITISPTYLTDATFTHEDILUCIAFAMILYT 1
ISP 1
IQNETNSW-AU 1
IPERA-AU 1
INTERGRID-AU-PERDP01 1
INTERGRID-AU 1
INTERACTIVEHOSTING-AP 1
ILLUMINATE 1
IDIGS-AU 1
IACNET 1
HOSTUNIVERSAL 1
HostLink-116-206-128-0 1
HOST-AU 1
HCCT-AU 1
GRAAF-AP 1
GPKNET-AU 1
GIBZTECH-AU 1
Getstarted 1
GENERATIONIT-AU 1
GBPL-AU 1
FUZENET-AU 1
FN-CORE 1
Exetel-ADSL-Users 1
ETCSYSTEMSPTYLTD-AU 1
ESP-IT-AU 1
ESCAPENET-VIC 1
ENEE-AU 1
ECORE-AU 1
ECCONNECT-AU 1
EAVESINDUSTRIES-AU 1
EAPL-AU 1
DSLWAN4NET 1
DSAU-AU 1
DPLTAGN-AP 1
DOFWA-AU 1
DNR 1
DEDIGAME-AU 1
DCTWO-AU 1
DBOLICAL-US-NET 1
DATACOM-AP 1
DARACO-AU 1
CUT-NET 1
CROSSPOINT-AP 1
CORRECTDCPTYLTD-AU 1
CORPIP3NET 1
CORE-BOW 1
CONNEKTCLOUD-AU 1
CONEXIM-NET 1
COMWIREITPTYLTD-AP 1
COMVERGENCE 1
COMMUNITYEXPRESS-CC-AU 1
COLO-NSW 1
COLO-AU-SYD-45-112-245-0 1
COLO-AU-SYD-103-52-116-0 1
CDPL-AU 1
CBG-CSTMR 1
CANTFAIL-AU-NT 1
C-AND-S-SCAFE-203-55-214-0 1
C2AINTERNETCOMAU-AU 1
BORDERNET-AU 1
BNEHOSTPTYLTD-AU 1
BLUEAPACHE-AU 1
Binary-Networks-NSW-AU 1
BB00-NET1-AU 1
BARTERCARD-GCCOLO1-AU-NT 1
BARROBAND-AU 1
AUSSIE-AU 1
ATSAL-AU 1
ARAFURA-AU 1
APEXN-AU-QLD 1
AOL-AU 1
ANYCAST-AU 1
AMBIENTIT-AU 1
ALPHANET-AU 1
AISPLTIT-AU 1
AINS 1
AGILISIT-AU 1
AGENTPOINT-AU 1

Methodology

Disclaimer

Steps

  1. Scan Australian IP space for cPanel services.
    1. Download delegation info from APNIC, filter for AU, and convert to CIDR format
    2. Run massscan, looking for port 2083 (cpsrvd).
  2. De-duplicate IP list by finding canonical hostname.
    1. Connect to each server on port 2083, and make a request (non-HTTPS). Read response and Location header to determine canonical hostname.
    2. Derive eTLD+1 from hostnames and aggregate counts.
  3. Discover IP owner
    1. Query Cymru bulk interface with full IP list and aggregate AS number counts.
    2. Query APNIC whois for each address to identify the NetName of the prefix owner, aggregate number counts.
  4. Try to manually associate AS numbers and domains with providers while keeping track of how many companies Hostopia has swallowed 😰.

Raw Data

Revisions

2018-09-17

Classification changes in AS ranks:

  1. AUSWEB and Anchor attributed to Hostopia (acquired in 2017).

2018-02-08

Classification changes in Domain ranks:

  1. hostingservices.net.au attributed to Ink Systems.

2018-01-02

Classification changes in AS ranks:

  1. AusGamers combined into Mammoth Media.
  2. Virtual Datacentre combined into Fluccs.

2018-01-01

The AS-based rankings were incorrectly using BGP AS data, rather than the prefix owner. The data has been fully re-ranked based on the prefix owner, according to APNIC whois.