The hosting options available today would appear alien to developers and system engineers from only a few years ago.
web hosting is a
rapidly evolving part of
FEW YEARS AGO
The hosting options
would appear alien
to developers and
from only a
few years ago.
Workstations Early on
there were workstations.
cubicles and closets.
Running a web server from a workstation tucked
beneath someone’s desk represents one of
the most primitive forms of web hosting.
Data Center, Physical Servers Eventually the
workstation grew larger and noisier and found
itself climbing into a server cabinet hosted at
a data center with other servers.
Data Center, Virtual Servers Populations of physical
servers exploded and quickly found themselves
competing for habitat (space and electricity)
in overpopulated data centers.
Virtualization the next evolutionary leap
offered a layer of abstraction that
separated the operating system (OS)
from the physical hardware on which it ran Beyond
the Cloud Cloud-based hosting is the present but
it’s definitely not the last stage in the
evolution of web hosting
the last stage in the evolution of web hosting
evolution of web hosting Cloud
Computing Eventually data centers
filled with virtual servers found themselves
faced with the same problems as
physical servers being tied to
a physical location.
The cloud takes the concept of a virtual
cluster and puts near-infinite resources powerful
APIs and application services behind it for
use by application developers.
Cloud-based hosting is the present,
but it’s definitely not the last stage
in the evolution of web hosting.
CLOUD IS RAPIDLY
The cloud is rapidly changing the way that
applications are being architected and
deployed to users We’re currently
in the infancy of cloud computing
CLOUD IS RAPIDLY
and there will be a lot of innovation in the ways
that companies and individuals put
this to use in the future.