What are your thoughts of web hosting in 5, 10, 20 years?

I believe that since everyone will have T1s running to their homes, having a static website on a fast connection won't be as important. That is, if flash and static make up the bulk of websites. Who knows, maybe 3D worlds will take the place of websites. Because colocation offers security, round-the-clock monitoring, backup generators, and other benefits, it is likely to become more popular.

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  • bikegremlinbikegremlin ModeratorOGContent Writer

    There won't be any websites in 10 years. :)

    AI will tell you all you are allowed to know, and sell you what you are alloted to have.

    On the bright side, we might not live to see that.

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  • host_chost_c Hosting Provider
    edited March 4

    A 5 year prediction is like hitting a nail on a moving train 5 miles away blind folded with a shot-gun.

    @Diwakar

    What skills do you posess:

    Networking, at least theoretical knolage of BGP, VLAN static firewall NAT?
    Hardware architecture, I mean do you know why a Ryzen 5 gen 5 will eat away a xeon V4 in any test?
    Storage, SW raid VS HW raid benefits and vice-versa?

    minimum apt-get/yum install skills?

    I saw you opened a few treads, I suppose you wish to enter the market, good for you and welcome. Do you have the skills above? if not, do you have at least 2 people who do? otherwise, it will take you a lot of time to do it wright, heck, even the experienced ones get it wrong/fail sometimes in some setups.

    Do you have any other source of income? the startup will eat $ like a 5L V8 on a carburetor with a bad ignition timing =)

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  • Op is Newbie “growth hacker” or hosting tag aspirant ?

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  • In 20 years, I think, Quantum Computers will be the base of web hosting.

  • @Diwakar said:
    I believe that since everyone will have T1s running to their homes, having a static website on a fast connection won't be as important. That is, if flash and static make up the bulk of websites. Who knows, maybe 3D worlds will take the place of websites. Because colocation offers security, round-the-clock monitoring, backup generators, and other benefits, it is likely to become more popular.

    With T-Mobile and other large providers offering very competitively priced WiFi connectivity at broadband speeds, the future of web hosting 5 or 10 years down the road leans more to that and higher end fiber. We'll always have websites, but I foresee AI enhancing content management systems beyond our imagination.

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  • I suppose web hosting continue exists - a lot of money and time were invested into web products ecosystems.
    Even if we look to WordPress - how many plugins, themes, addons were created.
    Infrastructure required to serve all that - networks, servers and so on is required and continue to live.
    Of course there will be some changes, probably 20 years later we will need to host new solutions - like AI assistants of the clients, but that require time to build ecosystem for that and we also will change our services according to business needs.

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  • @bikegremlin said:
    There won't be any websites in 10 years. :)

    AI will tell you all you are allowed to know, and sell you what you are alloted to have.

    On the bright side, we might not live to see that.

    While it's true that technology is rapidly evolving, the complete disappearance of websites in 10 years is unlikely.

  • @AvenaCloud said:
    In 20 years, I think, Quantum Computers will be the base of web hosting.

    While Quantum Computing holds immense potential, it's unlikely to be the sole foundation of web hosting in 20 years.

  • How neat, we can have ChatGPT responses directly here!

  • If you asked me this 10 years ago about now, I would probably say that hosting would be dead. That we were all using SaaS platforms by now. I remember myself saying: In 10 years you publish on Twitter, Facebook or Youtube and if you really want more you will use hosted Wordpress.com of Blogger.com instances.

    But I was wrong then and if I said the same now, I'm probably wrong too. Yes, to be honest: hosting is dead as compared to 10 or 20 years ago. Because you don't need a hosting provider to publish your basic website. But as long as corporate websites are common, most companies would want their own websites. So it probably stays as it is.

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  • @vyas said:
    Op is Newbie “growth hacker” or hosting tag aspirant ?

    OP is a better alt of me

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  • 5, 10 even 20 years? I think there will still be websites. Just like FTP and IRC are still used, and even Telnet is not uncommon in 2024. As many as there are now? Maybe not, but I hope so.

  • Wait, did diwakar reply in a thread he created? Can it be true?

    Why is it under Technical and not offtopic or general though?

    If it’s not broken, keep fixing it until it is. Blink twice if you agree.

  • somiksomik OG
    edited March 20

    @bikegremlin said:
    On the bright side, we might not live to see that.

    Admins, I think there is a problem with the mental state of one of our mods! Please give him special attention!

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  • bikegremlinbikegremlin ModeratorOGContent Writer

    @somik said:

    @bikegremlin said:
    On the bright side, we might not live to see that.

    Admins, I think there is a problem with the mental state of one of our mods! Please give him special attention!

    Yup.
    Running on fumes now.
    Must re-stock rakija ASAP!

    :)

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  • @Calypso said:
    ... even Telnet is not uncommon in 2024.

    Anyone still using telnet deserves the horror that befalls them.

  • @skorous said:

    @Calypso said:
    ... even Telnet is not uncommon in 2024.

    Anyone still using telnet deserves the horror that befalls them.

    Well how else do you log into your MUD?!

  • @AvenaCloud said:
    In 20 years, I think, Quantum Computers will be the base of web hosting.

    No, we still using E5v3 20years later.

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  • NeoonNeoon OG
    edited March 20

    Redundant cluster on Mars, Moon and Earth.
    Connected via Laser links or/and IPo(S)AC.

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  • @ahnlak said:

    @skorous said:

    @Calypso said:
    ... even Telnet is not uncommon in 2024.

    Anyone still using telnet deserves the horror that befalls them.

    Well how else do you log into your MUD?!

    Okay, fair. I assumed he meant the telnet service since that's what we were talking about. That said, I'd still use ncat. :)

  • Internet will be nothing but free porn in 20 years

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  • @AuroraZero said:
    Internet will be nothing but free porn in 20 years

    What state is it now? I thought we're already there

  • @localhost said:

    @AuroraZero said:
    Internet will be nothing but free porn in 20 years

    What state is it now? I thought we're already there

    Pretty much so damned hard for a Yeti to make money off it anymore

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  • don't see hosting go away anytime soon.
    but it will drift towards providing more convenience over bare bone hosting.
    CPanel and the likes seem to be too slow to innovate and seem to be milking Wordpress users and their hosting providers.

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