What is a cloud hosting and do your sites need to be in the “cloud”?
To answer this question lets dig a little into history. Virtualization technology is actually not new. You can even say it’s as ancient as computers and servers themselves. Couple decades ago IBM has already been working with virtual servers and called them “Containers”. In the mid-2000s the mainstream CPUs became powerful enough so that every home computer could run virtual machines.
Virtualization software started to improve rapidly and virtual server hosting became available to everyone. Customers loved Virtual Servers because it was a more economical alternative to Dedicated Servers. Performance of Virtual Servers grew and technology has been improving with new hypervisors and hardware acceleration instructions.