HostingSeekers at Cloudfest 2024: Revolutionizing WordPress with Jan Loffler’s Insights

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DateApr 22, 2024

Recently, our team attended CloudFest in Germany from March 18th to 22nd. From professional meetups to seminars, every moment spent at CloudFest 2024 was memorable, and it provided numerous opportunities to broaden my perspective on various aspects of business.

Representing HostingSeekers at CloudFest 2024 was exciting. We met various industry leaders and understood their different perspectives. One of the main highlights of my visit was attending the seminar hosted by Jan Loffler, CTO of WebPros.

His Session was a masterclass in innovation, offering profound insights about the WordPress platform. He presented statistical data about WordPress and highlighted how WordPress tops the table when creating and hosting the website. We were so impressed by the data encountered by Jan Loffler, which led us to share the findings with all of you. So, let’s explore the insights derived from the data that will help us understand how WordPress galaxy is evolving.

Before starting, we would like to give a short overview of WebPros:

Understanding WebPros

WebPros focuses on offering web hosting solutions and associated services. To satisfy the demands of companies and people looking for dependable domain registration, website-building tools, web hosting services, and other internet services, they provide various products. Also, WebPros is a trusted partner for WordPress.

Data Shared by Jan Loffler at the CloudFest 2024

WordPress Growth

The WordPress market is on a rocket ship, with an estimated Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 17.9% from 2021 to 2025. Even beyond, it’s projected to maintain a robust CAGR of 10.3% by 2028. This meteoric rise is reflected in the fact that a staggering 45% of websites today utilize WordPress, up from less than 15% just a decade ago.

WordPress Dominance

WordPress isn’t just a player; it’s the MVP of website creation and management. With over 80 million sites under its belt, WordPress reigns supreme as the most popular Content Management System (CMS), commanding a whopping 72.7% of the market. In comparison, Wix and Shopify trail behind at 13.6% and 7.2%, respectively.

Hosting Landscape

When it comes to hosting, WebPros stands tall as a trusted ally in the WordPress universe. In fact, a significant chunk of WordPress sites are managed by WebPros solutions. Notably, leads the pack as the largest WP hosting provider, closely followed by Newfold Digital. Cloudflare, meanwhile, plays a stealthy role, concealing 18% of WordPress sites.

Control Panels

Delving into the tech side, cPanel emerges as the go-to control panel for a quarter of WordPress sites, with Plesk capturing 5%. Surprisingly, a whopping 71% of WordPress sites operate without any panels, showcasing the diverse approaches to site management.

Agency Impact

Zooming out to the ecosystem, WebPros’ review of over 300 agencies paints a revealing picture. A staggering 60% of websites are developed by these agencies, underlining their pivotal role in shaping the digital landscape.

Most of the interviewed agencies generate revenue from web development, maintenance, and hosting SEO. As referred to in the below image, around 54.55% of the businesses have web development as their main source of revenue, 44.16% have maintenance as their main source of revenue, and so on.

Key Takeaways

The information provided by Jan Loffler paints a vivid picture of WordPress’s rise to prominence in the digital space. WordPress is a key component of the web development industry, as seen by its rapid expansion, superior CMS capabilities, and the crucial role that hosting companies and agencies play in the process. Moreover, CloudFest 2024 was more than just a conference; it was a spark for change. It reminded me of the endless possibilities in our digital world.

HostingSeekers is your reliable resource for locating the top hosting companies when you’re ready to start using WordPress. You may unleash the full potential of your website by putting your trust in HostingSeekers to guide you to the top WordPress hosting companies.

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