In recent times, the Internet has grown exponentially at an unprecedented rate. User-generated content has shifted from plain text, as we know it before, to different multimedia formats including videos and audios.
With the popularity of the Internet, web hosting has not been forgotten. For anyone who has ever managed a website before, the word web hosting is nothing new.
In a nutshell, web hosting refers to computers or a series of computers that store data from a website and allows users to access sites when they visit the site. site and download the data with the help of their browser.
Twenty years ago, during the birth of the Internet, web hosting choices were limited for web developers: you either provided one for yourself or paid a huge amount to companies for that purpose. they use their equipment and resources for your accommodation.
Now all this has changed, there are unlimited choices of web hosting on the internet. Most of them include shared hosting, dedicated hosting, VPS hosting and hosting the Word Press.
Today, most people have speculated on what would be the future of web hosting.
Even though we would like to explore the possibilities of web hosting in the years to come, I would love to see the evolution of web hosting and the future.
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Let me take you back to the mid-90s, when Web 2.0 was new, that the internet bubble was still growing, but that web hosting was a self-service area. Since then, a lot has changed and when I talk about change, I'm not just talking about their outfit. Google has deleted Yahoo, Facebook has removed MySpace and it is now easier to host a website than before.
As I go through the evolution, I will refer to each step as "generations"
At this point, users are now using tools, but this time in a very primitive form.
This generation of accommodation was accompanied by workstations. Like the tools of his day, they were clumsy, primitive and ineffective. But beware, it was the best technology in his day and the work is done.
Running a web server with the use of a workstation is now rare.
During this generation, the functionality of an entire website depends on the health of a PC, a single error and the site down. It was primitive, but a good start. People find ways and eventually improve them.
The simplest solution to the problem of the workstation was to place them in a room where there is no accident. This gave birth to a data center. Now, the danger that comes with this workstation is that they depend on the health of a hardware or software. The data center has solved the problem, start adding security to it, and restrict it to unauthorized entries. The disadvantage is the huge investment needed to install and maintain the data center. They consume too much of everything. They consume too much space, electricity, time, planning, etc. They are difficult to plan, too rigid and too rigid.
The potential of the first generation has been seen and improved to move to the second stage. But there were also downsides and people needed a better solution to a web hosting problem. They needed a more viable solution that gives a better and lasting solution. This has led people to think of a diversified approach to improving the third step. To compensate for the disadvantages of the second generation (data center), users began to think outside the box. They stopped looking for more space, hardware and security and started thinking about new things, and this time the virtual server was born.
The virtual server was a breakthrough, it was unique, something that has never been seen or thought of until now. It allowed for the separation of an operating system for the physical hardware and, in doing so, paved the way for the isolation of the application, as well as for the correct and optimal use of the equipment. The true power of virtual services revealed when computing the virtual cluster.
Although this generation (virtual server) did not transport the web hosting industry to a whole new level, it was still plagued by issues identical to those of the data center. It required a lot of everything. This required a lot of investment, a lot of resources, almost unlimited, and to be sure to stay on track, developers had to devote more effort than expected to investments as well as investments. profitable. This paved the way for the demand for change.
Over time, the virtual datacenter experienced the same problems as the old data center. Although they were properly managed, the servers used were better and more efficient, but they were always set at one location.
Critical thinking at this stage has spawned an advanced and stylish cloud hosting solution. He was fighting all the problems and inconveniences encountered by the data center.
First and foremost, cloud hosting was flexible, they were also scalable. Web sites consume the same amount of bandwidth, RAM, power, and storage as the previous generation, no more or less. With the cloud, there was no space for wasting resources.
The birth of cloud hosting means that there is no specific physical server for websites. It was a very good solution to the data canter problem with physical locations. Cloud servers are located in different locations, which has many advantages. Now the problem with the server distance was resolved. In addition, the integrity in question of the data center has been addressed. Cloud servers have the functionality or the ability to copy themselves to other cloud servers. This implies that, no matter what the problem is on any of the servers, everything is up and running in just minutes. Although it is difficult to repair or replace if a more serious problem occurs.
Virtual servers help separate hardware from software, but cloud servers place it at a whole new level. It separated the entire data center from the software and hardware.
It also changed people's perception of servers. From a static investment and resource, using cloud-based hosting technology, the servers have become specialized and fluid. They disappear as and when they appear when necessary and always perfectly match the needs of users.
All of these improvements to the cloud hosting server relative to the physical datacenter make its maintenance and operation inexpensive, and also make it cost-effective for customers.
THE FUTURE OF WEB ACCOMMODATION
Looking back into the past of web hosting, paying particular attention to the beginnings, we should appreciate what we currently have. A few years ago, everything was far from being smooth. It's amazing how fast technology is evolving and improving. Nobody knows what the future holds for us, but as human beings, we are allowed to formulate hypotheses.
Given the previous trends, it will not be difficult to say that cloud hosting will not be a thing forever. It's a new development, and people are always looking for it in the best way possible. It evolves quickly, as fast as people think in the idea of developing an application to integrate the cloud. As legacy applications still have benefits, developers are now looking for ways to use them in a hybrid way, at least to take advantage of some of the benefits of cloud hosting.
Many people and services depend on the cloud server, even today. Services such as Loggly, Netflix, etc. In the future, many such services will be available. A drop in the cost of cloud computing, as well as that of services related to hosting cloud platforms, will not be timely.
The future will certainly bring something more advanced and abstract than the cloud, but many years will pass before the cloud becomes fully usable. Maybe one day, everything will be hosted on the cloud and not just on the web. Nobody knows.