2022 was a remarkable year for the web hosting industry. Not only did the established players like Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Google Cloud Platform (GCP) continue to grow, but so did the hosting brands that rose to prominence in 2021 and beyond.
To follow suit, companies big and small have implemented significant redesigns and innovations to stand out from the crowd. In this article, we’ll take a look at how the major players in the hosting industry adapted to the year ahead, and reveal the products, services, and features that helped them to flourish.
New Relic Comes Out Of The Shadows
One such player is New Relic. The company has grown consistently and dramatically, launching major product updates such as APM (Application Performance Management).
With the release of their new product, New Relic set out to bring the shadows of the industry into the light, revealing inefficiencies that often times, their customers weren’t even aware of. Their unique take on providing analytics that uncover inefficiencies and help teams to improve their product launches and service responsiveness represents a significant shift in mindset for an organization previously focused on the supply side of the industry.
The Changing Landscape Of Public Cloud Computing
Another notable player that rose to prominence in the last year is Google Cloud Platform. For many years, Google Cloud Platform was merely anemic, serving as a compute engine for companies big and small to build and run their applications. However, throughout the course of 2016 and 2017, Cloud Platform evolved to reveal a completely revamped product and service that aims to provide the building blocks for developers to efficiently build and deploy applications to the web.
While Google Cloud Platform has established itself as the clear public cloud computing platform of choice, this year has seen a number of other platforms emerge, bringing a new level of competition to the table. In this case, Cloud Platform isn’t the only competition; a Gartner report projects that Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure will emerge as the clear market leaders in 2022.
The Changing Landscape Of Dedicated Servers
Dedicated servers have been around since the beginning of time, and for the most part, remained rather unchanged. However, throughout the course of 2022 and beyond, this traditional form of web hosting has seen a major paradigm shift, with many service providers offering a wide range of innovative features and perks, alongside the more traditional dedicated server configurations. We’ll take a look at some of the most prominent players in the dedicated server market, as well as discuss the benefits that these platforms offer.
GoDaddy is one of the oldest and most prominent domain registrars in the world, having been founded in 1997. With 15.2 million domain names under management, the company is a popular choice for web hosting platforms, particularly with their highly affordable and feature-packed shared hosting plans. In November 2017 alone, GoDaddy was ranked the #4 web host in the world.
One of the distinguishing factors of GoDaddy’s shared hosting plans is their innovative user-friendly control panel, offering customers a simple yet effective solution to launch a website or app.
As shared hosting plans offer a greater degree of freedom and cost-effectiveness than traditional dedicated servers, this year has seen a rise in the popularity of hybrid cloud hosting. These platforms offer the best of both worlds, combining the scalability and flexibility of a public cloud computing environment with the control and security of a private office network.
Hybrid Cloud Computing
Taking a step back, we can clearly see that this year has been a transformative one for the hosting industry, with customers and companies taking the opportunity to completely reevaluate every part of their digital presence, from the underlying infrastructures, to the design and functionality of their websites and apps. In this way, hybrid cloud hosting provides a secure and stable platform for companies to develop and grow their initiatives.