The past year has seen a new trend in web hosting – pushing more and more computing to edge nodes away from the origin web server. It’s still in its infancy, but as it takes hold, it’ll change traditional web hosting forever.
EDGE Hosting – One Step Beyond CDNs
This results in blazing fast speeds. Cloudflare is also trying something similar with its APO (Advanced Platform Optimization), but it’s a lot less focused.
Here are the top three trends that I think will change the face of web hosting.
Trend 1: Mostly Static Websites Can Make Do with Cheap Hosting
With POPs all over the world taking on most of the heavy lifting, the origin server barely needs to be troubled anymore for mostly static websites with content. If the site doesn’t have too many dynamic components, then even low-cost hosting will be good enough to handle multiple simultaneous requests.
Traditional caching of content on the origin server was already a great idea. But this takes caching to the next level.
Trend 2: Value Added Hosting Will Become More Valuable
Right now, there are tons of web hosts that don’t provide additional value beyond hosting. This takes the form of backups, security scanning, firewalls, and more. As basic web hosting moves to the edge, it will become incumbent upon web hosts to offer something different. NameHero for example has amazing value-added services like backup systems, malware scanning, and more.
These additional services are something that cloud providers such as QUIC.cloud are unable to offer, so web hosts will need to fill the gap.
Trend 3: Dynamic Sites Will Remain Unchanged
This trend of edge hosting will completely pass you by if your site is dynamic. For example:
- Shopping sites
- Social media sites
Any website that has personalized content, or has content that is constantly changing (like stock prices), or has interactive elements like database search sets will not benefit one iota from the new trend of edge web hosting. They’ll still require high-speed origin-based hosting with fast drives.
One aspect of this in NVMe enabled drives, which as of this writing, are still much more expensive compared to ordinary SSD drives that still use SATA. You can read about why NameHero’s NVMe drives are such a big deal. Thanks to this, dynamic sites will feel faster than ever. You shouldn’t keep your visitors waiting!
NameHero is Perfectly Poised
NameHero is perfectly suited to take advantage of these trends. As I mentioned in my earlier article, all NameHero customers are eligible for the enterprise tier of QUIC.cloud, and get a whopping 100 credits free per month, which should work out to around 10 GB of data and 10,000 optimized images. That’s ten times more than what other people get with the free tier plan on QUIC.cloud.
In addition, the high-speed NVMe drives used by NameHero are ideal for dynamic websites that display dynamic information. Finally, the huge number of value-added features like backups, firewalls, and security protections give NameHero an edge over the competition!
So whether your website is static or dynamic, NameHero has something for you. Make sure that you future-proof yourself!
I’m a NameHero team member, and an expert on WordPress and web hosting. I’ve been in this industry since 2008. I’ve also developed apps on Android and have written extensive tutorials on managing Linux servers. You can contact me on my website WP-Tweaks.com!