Serverless web hosting: should you go for it?

The use of 'serverless' in hosting/ computing parlance is not new but this concept is gaining ground because of its high versality and low costs.

Bloggers and individuals/ small businesses who maintain their own websites can gain from this type of hosting. It is especially useful for those in the business of offering apps and computer codes.

serverless web hosting and computing

Now Microsoft Azure is offering serverless website making on its platform. Amazon's AWS already has serverless offering on Lambda. Google is offering it since 2008 and claims to have improved it significantly in latest versions.

What is serverless computing?

Wikipedia defines serverless computing like this:
Serverless computing is a cloud computing execution model in which the cloud provider dynamically manages the allocation of machine resources. Pricing is based on the actual amount of resources consumed by an application, rather than on pre-purchased units of capacity. It is a form of utility computing.
Serverless computing still requires servers, hence it's a misnomer. The name "serverless computing" is used because the server management and capacity planning decisions are completely hidden from the developer or operator.
As said above, serverless does not mean there are no servers that host the application or code. However, they are fully managed by the hosting company and the developer does not have to bother at all about server-related tasks. This is what is called FaaS or function as a service model and is a more hassle-free, fully managed, version of cloud computing. You pay for the functions that your code performs on the web, and it is the responsibility to keep it running.

For small purposes, such as hosting minor applications or a small website, serverless hosting is becoming a very tempting solution, especially because the top-end companies offer it, and at a very low fee.

The following video tells how AWS Lambda works:

By embedding this video we do not specifically recommend Lambda over other offers, but we have put the video here because it beautifully tells how a serverless service works.

Best blogs in Hindi in 2019: directory updation | हिंदी के सर्वश्रेष्ठ ब्लॉगों की समीक्षा

The Directory of Best Hindi Blogs was last released in September 2018. Now that nearly six months have passed since then, we have reviewed the Directory on February 8, 2019. 

Some blogs have gone out of the Directory as they have decayed over time, mostly in terms of regularity. We also checked the Hindi blogosphere again for good blogs and found just 3 - they have been added to the Directory. The new entrants are listed here:

हिंदी के सर्वश्रेष्ठ ब्लॉगों की डायरेक्टरी का नवीनतम संस्करण सितम्बर 2018 में जारी किया गया था. अब चूँकि तबसे क़रीब 6 माह होने को हैं, हमने डायरेक्टरी के ब्लॉगों की समीक्षा की. डायरेक्टरी में जो ब्लॉग ठीक से नहीं संजोये जा रहे थे उन्हें उसमें से हठा दिया गया है. हमने हिंदी ब्लॉग-जगत में फिर गोता लगाया और वहां से जो केवल 3 अच्छे ब्लॉग हाथ लगे, उन्हें डायरेक्टरी में जगह दी. ये ब्लॉग नीचे दिए गए हैं: 

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Best beauty and fashion blogs in India in 2019

We bring you the list of top beauty and fashion blogs in India in 2019. Part of this list comes from the last edition of the Directory of Best Indian Blogs - after checking how they are being maintained in 2019 - and part from new discoveries by us during the last few months.

In India, even in the heydays of blogging, there were not many bloggers writing on beauty and fashion. However, in the last few years, a large number of bloggers have taken up this niche. Some of them are reported to be earning good money too. This list contains the best among Indian fashion and beauty blogs (of course, we might have missed a few despite our best efforts to find good Indian blogs in these niches).

The blogs listed here focus on beauty and/or fashion. Many blogs have come up in recent years, which deal with lifestyle topics but do not post regularly on beauty and fashion. Such blogs have not been included in this list.

baggout - baggout
bbeautilicious - Be Beautilicious
bhushavali - Fashion Panache
curiouscomponents - Curious Components
giasaysthat - Gia says that
highheelconfidential - High Heel Confidential
jhallidiva - Jhalli Diva
loftyspectrums - Lofty Spectrums
newlove-makeup - New Love - Makeup
purushu - Purushu Arie
sayeridiary - Sayeri diary
stylishbynature - stylish by nature
stylefashionetc - Style Fashion etc
tashiara - tashiara
thegirlatfirstavenue - The Girl At First Avenue
theindianbeauty - the Indian Beauty blog
thepinkvelvetblog - The Pink Velvet Blog
tinabasu - Tina Basu

beauty and fashion blogging in India in 2019

If you are interested in blogging in these niches, you may like to visit this detailed post on how to open a professional beauty and fashion blog and earn money from it.