SMB Websites in India: Google & Hostgator Partner

(Ping! Zine Web Hosting Magazine) – Web hosting provider Hostgator has partnered with internet search giant Google to achieve one particular goal in India: Make the country’s small to medium sized businesses available on the world-wide-web.

According to a report by IDG News, the two companies will work to accomplish the task of registration and hosting by providing financial support for half a million companies.

So why is investment in the Indian market so critical?

According to the IDG News report, only a small percentage of the country’s small to medium sized business currently have an online presence. In fact, the report gives an estimation of only 400 thousand online compared to eight million SMBs overall in the country.

Meanwhile, the hosting plan for companies is expected to last one year. Once the time is up, the participating company can renew, opt out, or register with another hosting provider.

A recent report by Reuters discussing Google’s push for mobile internet in the country indicated that India represents one of the largest internet markets in the world, ranking after the U.S. and China. Despite that, only 100 million Indians have internet access, although the country is home to over one billion people.

For more information on the matter, view a report by IDG News at PCWorld:

You can find the official website for the project at: