By some distance, Sakura is the most popular web hosting provider, with a total market share of 27.35%. According to data by Datanyze, only Amazon AWS comes close, although this service caters mostly for specialized cloud computing solutions and enterprise-grade hosting. XServer is another highly popular local provider with a respectable 9% market share.
Japanese customers seem to gravitate towards Sakura for it’s incredible high-performance and high-availability infrastructure, backed up with a 99.99% uptime guarantee. On the other hand, XServer targets a more high-end segment of the market with fast, superb customer support. Both are highly scalable with plans and packages for all web hosting needs.