Before cloud computing changed the world, virtualization paved the way. It’s really no secret that the former serves more or less as the backbone of the latter – the technology is a fundamental component of cloud computing. It equips cloud providers with the capacity to virtually partition and provision the data on their server, allowing them to give each client their own virtualized instance of the necessary software or hardware.
It’s not entirely surprising, then, that modern virtualization has found its primary home in the cloud. That isn’t to say that’s the only thing it’s good for these days – it’s an incredibly powerful technology in its own right. By making use of virtualization outside of the cloud, one can create a hardware-independent operating environment, a process which offers very real benefits, particularly in the development space. Read more »
Since it was first created by Markus Persson in 2009, Minecraft has become phenomenally popular, with many millions of players building their own world within the world of the game. One of the most compelling features of Minecraft is the ability to create your own version of that world running on a server. Unfortunately, many balk at the idea of managing their own Minecraft server. But, it’s not really all that complicated. Once you’ve done the research and run through the installation process a couple of times, it will become second nature.
Creating a self-hosted Minecraft server is a natural extension of the game’s builder ethic, but the first step of that process — choosing a hosting platform — can be daunting for people who haven’t tangled with servers and hosting before. To help you out, we’re going to take a look at your hosting options and run through a few of the factors you’ll need to keep in mind to give you and your users the best possible Minecraft experience. Read more »