Next Level Ops Podcast: Plesk’s Lukas Hertig Goes Down Memory Lane with Web Hosting

Hello Pleskians! Over the last couple of months we have been busy in the studio preparing the Official Plesk Podcast: Next Level Ops. This week, our Superhost Joe Casabona sits down with Lukas Hertig, a fellow Pleskian of the Highest Order, to discuss 20 years of Plesk and the changing web hosting landscape.

Web Hosting Was Another World Back Then

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It’s the very first episode of the Official Plesk Podcast: Next Level Ops. Joe and Lukas go down memory lane with 20 years of web hosting. The podcast kicks off, Lukas introduces himself and his relationship with Plesk. It’s been a long one, 15 years. Joe takes a deep dive right into history. What did web hosting look like 20 years ago? The two chuckle. Websites were hard to set up and looked ugly. Do Dreamweaver, Frontpage and Geocities ring a bell? “It was like the wild, wild west of websites and hosting.”, says Lukas. Joe solemnly agrees.

“It was like the wild, wild west of websites and hosting.”

Key Takeaways

  • Web hosting was much more complicated in 2000 – there was a lot of command line stuff! There were few dynamic websites, a lot of free hosts such as Geocities, Tripod and Angel Fire. But overall, there was much less compliance.
  • The biggest changes in the last years include some gamechangers. Such as the rise of WordPress, Node.js and Ruby. The cloud has changed a lot too, for instance, with services like AWS. And what of performance changes? It used to be simple caching but today the complexity is higher.
  • The future – will it even have web hosting? Possibly there is no web hosting at all. “The Platform”, such as Shopify and Wix will be more important. Technology cycles are already getting shorter, disruptions are happening faster. Hopefully, at least DNS should get better.

…Well, what are you waiting for? Join Joe and Lukas as they take you through the magical transformation of the web hosting landscape. Get ready to stream our first ever Plesk podcast. You can also go directly to Plesk Podcast: Next Level Ops on Simplecast.

The Official Plesk Podcast: Next Level Ops Featuring

Joe Casabona

Joe is a college-accredited course developer. He is the founder of Creator Courses.

Lukas Hertig

Lukas is the SVP Business Development & Strategic Alliances at Plesk.

Remember to update your daily podcast playlist with Next Level Ops. And stay on the lookout for our next episode.

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