Web Hosting Goes Mobi

Have you ever thought about making web page which is up to 300 pixels width? If you haven’t it is better to start drawing a project. Especially if you are involved in providing any kind or quality content online.

The development of the mobile devices brings web into people’s pocket and an Internet industry is prepared to take a place in anyone’s pocket PC. Hardware producers have released some good devices a few years ago. A good example of a smart phone device was Sony P900. It is so good that it has been chosen to illustrates the smartphones’ article in Wikipedia. I don’t remember the release date but I got one in 2004. It was equipped with Opera browser that allowed me to browse any web page.

Most of the web sites however haven’t had a Pocket PC versions at that time. One of those that had one was BBC, so I used to read their news regularly. Two year later the industry that produces content for mobile devices is growing rapidly. Any mobile device producer has released its own smart phone or pocket PC and mobile phone industry is moving fast to become an Internet usable.

Web hosting is also going mobile. Companies that looking forward to meeting a future growth are preparing to launch platforms that can serve the growing needs of mobile phone users. That means they are in search of a software and content management systems that are well optimized for mobile web sites.

Are The .Mobi Domains Unnecessary?

One of the key steps that promotes the new mobile web site platform is the launch of dot-Mobi domain names. .MOBI names are opened to a public since September 26, 2006. General Registration starts with a landrush period. During the landrush .mobi domains are available for registration at special prices.

Some critics has already said that the new domain names are superfluous. The arguments are that even the use mobile phones and the Internet are widespread world-wide, only a of each one hundred people are actually using cell phones to browse the web.

The clinch that sceptics point a finger at is that access to mobile web pages and web content through cell phones are unhandy. Some say it is confusing for web users to remember the new .mobi web sites and most of them will be willing to use mobile content through special pages under popular .com web sites.

How Do The Web Host Can Help?

The challenge that web hosting business face is to offer easy to use platform both to web site developers and to consumers. That includes pre configured content management systems, blogging, forum, and other applications suitable fro smartphone users.

Those would increase the search of mobile web hosting solutions and will decrease the cost of the web projects which aim to serve the mobile phone users.

With or without .Mobi names web hosting industry as well as web designers have a new mission – “How to bring the web to the screen of our cell phones”.

About the Author

Dimitar A.
Dimitar is founder of the global Cloud & Infrastructure Hosting provider HostColor.com & European Cloud IaaS company RAX. He has two Decades-long experience in the web hosting industry and in building and managing Cloud computing infrastructure and IT ecosystems. Dimitar is also political scientist who has published books "The New American State" and "The New Polity". "The New American State" is one of the best current political books. It is focused on the change of the American political process. It offers a perspective on how the fourth industrial revolution, also called the Digital Revolution and Industry 4.0, marks the beginning of an era of deterritorialization.