Web hosting trends have changed massively in the past few years. An indication of this change is the migration of larger and smaller enterprises towards cloud technologies in a bid to align business goals with hosting requirements. Web hosting today is equivalent to life for businesses monetizing by their online presence. More so after the ways and means of searching information through Google’s search engine has made customers more aware about the Nitty gritties of all kinds of products and services that go into making them. But even today as businesses move towards what they term as ‘modernization’ in hosting, there are many others who have resorted to virtual server hosting. As a matter of fact, some new businesses still opt for Virtual Server Hosting as their primary choice of hosting a website for their business. Virtual Server Hosting comes with a number of added advantages. One of them being cost effectiveness along with the privacy and security they provide without having to compromise on resources.
With time, as newer technologies emerge, virtual server hosting is something that has not been bereft of the same. It has taken prominence over other forms of hosting services, only to become a mainstay for many a business. The future holds bright for Virtual Server Hosting with the trends that have emerged. Here is looking at some of the most important trends for Virtual Server Hosting:
1. Rise of PaaS
PaaS or Platform as a service, is a platform that allows users to develop and manage web apps through new tools that come along. Since PaaS functions through the internet, techies and web pros can easily manage to create web apps without having to take care of basic infrastructure. What has made this easier is Virtual Server Hosting, which has allowed techies and web pros to adopt to an on-premise philosophy. Moreover, the resources and the speed that is given by Virtual Server Hosting providers has made it even easier to continue building apps hassle free. We see this trend gaining importance further this year.
2. Going Niche
At times, web pros, techies, businesses and resellers have specific needs or requirements when it comes to resources. In such a case, a ‘one-size-fits-all’ mentality does not work. In such cases, virtual server hosting is a flexible option where one can start with resources from ground up. With the kind of flexibility that it offers, VPS or virtual server hosting has allowed a lot of businesses, resellers and web professionals to position themselves as a ‘niche’ service in the market, thanks to the ‘niche’ offerings of Virtual Server Hosting. One such example of a niche offering is ‘offshore’ hosting. In this case, hosting service is done through data centers located in a foreign country to get a particular legal or feature related benefit. In this manner, web hosting providers leverage Virtual Server Hosting as a service for their clients. This trend has been observed in some cases with respect to Virtual Server Hosting, but we predict it will take center stage this year.
3. SEO Friendliness
Deploying virtual server hosting increases the speed of your page’s loads time considerably. This is because, unlike shared hosting where resources are less and shared with other websites on the same server, the speed of your website’s page is not affected. Which is why, using VPS hosting takes care of speed or latency issues and helps your website pop up immediately in the search pages. As far as SEO goes, any website that it fast has an upper hand since speed is a key factor that affects SEO rankings. This is a key reason why many web and digital professionals are advocating Virtual Server Hosting to their clients.
4. Integrations, Installations and plugins
It is a myth that Virtual Server Hosting restricts the amount of integrations and plugins that can be allowed for a website. In fact, VPS as a choice of hosting allows deployers to choose and select the right add-ons and plugins required for the website. Users feel more comfortable with select but effective installations and plugins that allows better control over the website. Also, since Virtual Server Hosting provides enough but limited amount of hard disk space, users have lesser problems dealing with unwanted emails and files while managing the hosting.
5. Portability Guaranteed
While hosting other servers, it gets tough to move files from one place to another because of the hardware or some other changes that may be required. But with Virtual Server Hosting, it is easier to migration is much easier even with more and more requirements because the servers are built on virtual machines. Hence Virtual Server Hosting allows business with the advantage of portability. This has made VPS a favourite across many industries.
With these trends or practices, it would be hard for one to not take notice of Virtual Server Hosting as a trusted service. More so because of the advantages that they have provided in the midst of tech advancements in other areas. With such a robust and ideal setting it provides, we do not see Virtual Server Hosting going out of vogue. Instead, we predict that it still has a lot to give in the years to come.