If you have a business in Asia, you have a hosting provider. It is the backbone of all online brands since they operate the server your website is parked. However, shifts in hosting and server technology is a good reminder to stay up-to-date on the future of website hosting. For instance, what type of hosting plan you have, and the server type your website uses.
Nowadays the experience of the user is essential in the digital era. Your site may still park on a shared server that is outdated, causing site speed issues, like poor page load times and disruptions in uptime. It’s ultimately killing user experience, and your website’s ranking will pay the price.
The future of website hosting is exciting and yet challenging for business owners and site managers in Asia to navigate. Innovation will lead us on a hosting journey in the next few decades, most likely making it easier than ever for people to set up and launch websites from anywhere in the world via plug and play hosting plans.
To help you stay in the know when it comes to the future of website hosting in Asia, we compiled a list of the top futuristic things to come. Let’s dive in!
* Specific Website Hosting Will Take Priority:
WordPress is the ultimate content management system (CMS) available right now. It powers 75 million websites, taking up 25 percent of all website space on the Internet. Pretty amazing statistics.
The future of website hosting will cater to this because right now, not all WordPress sites are compatible with all hosting service providers. It is an issue for two significant reasons. First, not having a WordPress hosting may cause website problems.
When leading to the second issue, without having a professional team of WordPress experts available to help you troubleshoot problems, for instance, if you don’t know much about the virtual private server, or VPS hosting, you could run into some growing pains without the experience of WordPress pros in your corner. Educating yourself with an up to date VPS guide is an excellent first step.
* The Future Of Website Hosting Will Be Even More Affordable.
Website hosting for a shared server plan is already pretty cheap. For example, DreamHost serves up shared hosting for less than three dollars per month. That’s less than a single meal per month to bring your business idea to the Asian marketplace, or even global.
It is most likely going to be part of the future, but you probably won’t see a price drop on shared hosting plans. You will, however, see a significant decrease in VPS hosting, dedicated server hosting, and indeed cloud hosting plans.
Remember when cloud hosting came out. Not cheap, but over the years cloud hosting has dropped tremendously. Future innovation in the space of hosting will make cloud hosting even more affordable. It is good news. There may also be a new cost-effective hosting platform using blockchain technology that is accessible to the public.
* The Website Hosting Industry May Be Consolidated:
As hosting becomes more tech-minded, like in the case of cloud hosting, more tech companies will be stepping into the ring. It could be a good thing or be a terrible mistake that could set hosting back from a user perspective.
For example, there are three major tech players all trying to take over the cloud hosting space — Amazon, Microsoft, and Google. It could usher in some fantastic technology and redefine website hosting in the not so distant future.
However, a business monopoly or “consolidation” of anything is never good. With little competition, because who can compete with big global entities like Amazon or Google, the end user could be left out of the discussion.
The technology could cause many users to be confused when trying to navigate the hosting waters. Did you try to use Google AdWords? It will also push out innovation in a sense since entrepreneurs will be less interested in competing with the likes of Microsoft when it comes to developing new hosting technology.
The future of website hosting is undoubtedly bright, but could also prove to be challenging if large global entities take over certain aspects of it. However, users will ultimately play a role in those decisions. If you are looking ahead when it comes to hosting and launching a business in Asia, it is important to remember to always stay up-to-date on new tech.
Innovation is happening fast, and keeping your ear to the ground will help you keep your business relevant while providing a robust user experience not injected with site speed and server uptime issues. What do you think the future of hosting will look?