Indicina.IT

From index (“sign, indication; informer”), from indicō (“point out, indicate, show”), from in (“in, at, on; into”) + dicō (“indicate; dedicate; set apart”).

Indicina provides you with data on hosting providers and related services, free to access. A skeleton version of the site is available just now

Introductory Articles

Learn a little more about what to look for in a hosting provider

Directory of Hosting Providers

Dive into the directory of hosting providers, a growing repository of hosting provider and hosting package data. The initial focus has been on adding unmanaged VPS packages, which'll be followed up by managed services, dedicated and shared hosting packages as well as tertiary services related to hosting data online.

Some Stats from the Data...

There are 1,883 hosting providers in the system. 139 of these providers have hosting packages listed in the system. Of all providers, there are 16,052 datapoints for the providers and 18,507 datapoints for the packages listed.


Hosting Packages by Type

There are 1458 packages in the system

VPS Hosting 1209 82.92%
Shared Hosting 234 16.05%
Dedicated Hosting 15 1.03%

VPS Virtualisation by Type

There are 1,209 VPS packages in the system with the following virtualisations

OpenVZ62551.7%
KVM48039.7%
Xen443.64%
Unknown322.65%
Hyper-V161.32%
vmware120.99%

VPS Datapoints by Type

An indication of what data is available for VPS listings

Datapoint Count Description
cost.amount
100%
1209 The monetary amount of a hosting package for a given period of time
cost.currency
100%
1209 The default currency used for a billing period. Other currencies may be available for billing with a provider
cost.duration
100%
1209 The duration of the billing period for a plan. Alternate billing periods may also be listed
disk.space
100%
1209 The amount of disk space available, in Gigabytes
ram.real
100%
1209 Guaranteed RAM associated with a VPS or dedicated plan
ips.ipv4.assigned
100%
1204 Number of IPv4s assigned witha hosting plan
managed
100%
1204 Whether a hosting package is managed or not
virtualization
97%
1175 Which virtualization technology is used for VPS packages
disk.type
95%
1153 Storage device type. Hard disk, Solid State of a hybrid of both
bandwidth.volume.gb
93%
1127 The amount of data that can be transferred in a month. 'Unlimited' is equated to 5 Terrabytes.
cpu.virtual
69%
835 The number of virtual processors available to a VPS
hosting.locations
42%
504 The geographic locations of hosting servers
bandwidth.pipe.megabits
41%
493 A guaranteed allocation of bandwidth speed
ips.ipv6.assigned
36%
433 Number of IPv6s assigned witha hosting plan
website.carturl
30%
365 A product's cart URL within the billing system
cost.alternate
26%
316 Alternate billing periods available for a hosting plan
ram.swap
22%
263 Guaranteed swap associated with a VPS plan
bandwidth.rate.megabits
17%
210 The guaranteed amount of bandwidth available to a hosting plan in Megabits
windows.compatible
3%
38 Whether a Windows OS can be used with this hosting plan
disk.interface
0%
4 The interface used for permanent storage. SATA, PCIe and NVMe
database.amount
0%
2 For shared hosting packages, the number of databases that can be created. Unlimited defaults to 100
ftp.accounts
0%
2 The number of FTP accounts that can be created on a shared hosting package. Unlimited defaults to 100
product.url
0%
1 The public URL of a hosting package listing

Shared Datapoints by Type

An indication of what data is available for Shared hosting listings

Datapoint Count Description
cost.amount
100%
234 The monetary amount of a hosting package for a given period of time
cost.currency
100%
234 The default currency used for a billing period. Other currencies may be available for billing with a provider
cost.duration
100%
234 The duration of the billing period for a plan. Alternate billing periods may also be listed
disk.type
100%
233 Storage device type. Hard disk, Solid State of a hybrid of both
disk.space
99%
232 The amount of disk space available, in Gigabytes
managed
96%
225 Whether a hosting package is managed or not
bandwidth.volume.gb
95%
223 The amount of data that can be transferred in a month. 'Unlimited' is equated to 5 Terrabytes.
domains.hostable.total
91%
214 The number of domains that can be hosted on a shared hosting plan, the primary domain and add-on domains totalled. Unlimited equates to 100
database.amount
69%
162 For shared hosting packages, the number of databases that can be created. Unlimited defaults to 100
software.panels
68%
158 Which software panels are available for administration of a hosting package
cost.alternate
49%
114 Alternate billing periods available for a hosting plan
hosting.locations
42%
98 The geographic locations of hosting servers
website.carturl
42%
98 A product's cart URL within the billing system
ftp.accounts
41%
95 The number of FTP accounts that can be created on a shared hosting package. Unlimited defaults to 100
ftp.enabled
31%
73 Whether FTP is enabled for a hosting plan
domains.hostable.addon
25%
58 The number of domains that can be added on with a shared hosting plan. Unlimited equates to 100
database.enabled
23%
54 For shared hosting packages, whether databases can be used
ips.ipv4.dedicated
19%
45 For shared hosting, whether a IPv4 is dedicated to you as a customer, or shared with other customers
domains.hostable.subdomain
15%
36 The number of subdomains that can be used in a hosting plan. Unlimited equates to 100
domains.hostable.parked
15%
34 The number of domains that can be parked with a shared hosting plan. Unlimited equates to 100
ssh.enabled
4%
9 Whether SSH is enabled for a hosting plan
ssh.accounts
3%
6 The number of SSH accounts that can be created on a shared hosting package. Unlimited defaults to 100

Provider Datapoints

An indication of what data is available for hosting providers

Datapoint Count Description
name
100%
1877 The brand name of the hosting provider
website.url
100%
1877 The URL of the provider's website
website.screenshot.exists
94%
1779 Whether a screenshot of the website exists
website.favicon.exists
77%
1450 Whether the favicon of the website exists
domain.whois.age
62%
1165 The shown age of a domain name for a hosting provider
domain.whois.record
62%
1165 A cache of a WHOIS query on the provider's domain
domain.whois.time
62%
1165 The lookup time that a WHOIS request was performed for a provider's domain name
social.facebook.url
54%
1010 URL to the provider's Facebook account
social.twitter.url
49%
921 URL to the provider's Twitter account
domain.whois.location
42%
790 The domain name's registstant's country location as defined by WHOIS
domain.whois.private
42%
790 Whether the WHOIS lookup for a provider indicates a private registration
domain.whois.registrar
42%
790 The registrar used by the provider to register their domain name
website.carturl
28%
524 The URL for billing software to manage orders
social.googleplus.url
13%
253 URL to the provider's Google+ account
social.youtube.url
9%
170 URL to the provider's YouTube account
website.languages
3%
61 Which natural languages a website providers to end users
billing.system
3%
60 The billing system used by the provider. Currently notes use of WHMCS and Hostbill or 'Other'
description
3%
60 A description of the provider and the services offered
billing.payment.methods
2%
33 Accepted methods of payment offered by the provider
services.additional
2%
30 Additional services offered by the provider outwith of hosting packages
company.trading.began
0%
3 When the provider went into business
company.logo
0%
1 Whether our system has a version of the company's logo
redirect
0%
1 A redirect to another hosting provider. Some providers have multiple domain's and redirects are associated with domain synonyms