Tumblr is the tenth largest web host according to a November 2012 survey conducted by NetCraft which was released on Thursday. Based on the survey, Tumblr hosts its customer sites using SoftLayer but not Tumblr hosts 9.2 million sites in its own netblock. SoftLayer, once was the largest web hosting company in the world is not replaced by GoDadddy that has more than 6 million sites compared to SoftLayer. Free blogging services nowadays have increased in popularity. This popularity has been a threat to web hosts as millions and millions of customers stay in free blogging platforms rather than create a website from scratch.

 

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