Cloud Hosting and WordPress and has relationship with fate of Traditional Servers as both cloud and WordPress represent inflection point in the history of IT. New users are getting interested about Cloud Hosting for their Self Hosted WordPress, almost all medium to bigger sized WordPress based good blogs has been shifted to Cloud at least a year before, people are searching how to install WordPress on a blank cloud server in contrast to 3 years before, when the search was for WordPress cPanel Hosting.
Cloud Hosting and WordPress : From the Point WordPress
WordPress actually suits fine for Cloud Computing platform, whether a single server configuration or multiple server configuration. Probably the weakest point of WordPress, apparently is usage of MySQL, by default it does not support MySQLi or PostgreSQL. There was topic on WordPress.org on this fact, but ultimately my data are there :
Clearly shows that, HyperDB actually makes WordPress quite fast. Still we had the traditional way of thought – without cache plugin WordPress never get fast. But my test blog is providing a different data. With CDN, HyperDB and minifying webpagetest.org is giving very closer loading time :
The major negative point probably is – there is still no good complete CDN Plugin, which can take the full advantage of streaming media on Admin page. We can not ignore the fact that majority of Internet Web Software in use is actually WordPress and it is sharply increasing as peoples are migrating from plain HTML websites, PHP based websites.
Cloud Hosting, WordPress and Fate of Traditional Servers
Both cloud and WordPress represent inflection point in the history of IT. There is no doubt now, that instead anyone can use an enterprise with very minimum cost. Innovation of cloud has contextualized in the set of architectures present, and as such represents an enhancement rather than a destroyer of every structure in the past. Most of us imagine a future in which all WordPress installation will be hosted on ultra-efficient data center using cloud database.
But unfortunately, the migration is not easy for those who are using WordPress since many years. WordPress gets a bit retarded when many plugins are tested over years and deleted, it needs quite peoples to optimize the MySQL database tables and the fear of losing traffic due to migration time is a factor for high end of medium traffic websites. For these reasons, we actually can not scrap the traditional servers so easily.