At RedGalaxy Ltd, we like to make sure our customers have everything they need for their web presence. From hosting to web development to online marketing, we work to your requirements. Another thing we wanted to do is too demystify the whole process of hosting, domains and cloud data storage, which is one of the reasons we started our blog. We want to point you in the right direction and explain some of the finer points, which, by the very nature of this industry, do tend to get buried in tech speak at times!
So, one of the most recent(ish) web developments is the avalanche of infographics which in recent months have visualised everything from the music industry’s dramatically sliding profits to an explanation of the explosion of Pinterest, the latest social media sharing sensation.
Which is quite apt seeing as Pinterest was where we came across this very excellent infographic form Peer 1, ‘The Evolution of Web Hosting’ which documents the history and development of web hosting over the last 20 years which has come a long way from the days when you needed to purchase and manage your own computer or server to host a website. Today, you can find web hosting services from thousands of web hosting providers for a fraction of the cost.
How big is the web hosting industry? Well, cloud services alone in the UK made up around 7.5% of the £8 billion software market back in 2010. Google searches for ‘web-hosting’ are now in decline, fast being overtaken by searches for ‘cloud-hosting’. The reach of web host services continues to increase in a market that is forecast to expand, worldwide by 2015 to 3 billion users.
Look out too for an increase in buzz words like ‘cloud Iaas’, cloud infrastructure as a service.