[Pharo-users] Pharo and VPS

olivier auverlot olivier.auverlot at gmail.com
Thu Oct 15 12:52:56 EDT 2015


Hi,

OVH have a very cool plan with Debian7 or 8.

https://www.ovh.com/fr/vps/vps-ssd.xml

Olivier ;-)

2015-10-15 17:40 GMT+02:00 Andres Fortier <andres.fortier at gmail.com>:

> As an alternative, Openshift has a free plan that includes 3 small gears
> (512RAM - 1GB storage IIRC). I've used to host different things (mostly RoR
> apps) but I think there should be no problem on hosting a Pharo app with a
> DIY cartridge.
>
> Just 2 cts.
>
> On Thu, Oct 15, 2015 at 12:32 PM, Mariano Martinez Peck <
> marianopeck at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>>
>>
>> On Thu, Oct 15, 2015 at 12:17 PM, Jimmie Houchin <jlhouchin at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>
>>> Hello,
>>>
>>> I am exploring getting a VPS similar to the 1GB option.
>>> https://www.linode.com/pricing
>>>
>>> I have not selected a company or service at this time so this is simply
>>> an example and one of my options.
>>>
>>> I have not used such a service before.
>>>
>>>
>> I am using Linode and running Pharo and GemStone there (CentOS 7). So far
>> no problem and Linode seem very very cool.
>>
>>
>>> How suitable is Pharo currently for such an use case?
>>> Will Pharo and its polling and constant minimum cpu usage be a problem?
>>>
>>
>> It's not in my case. Linode does invoice for cpu cycles, you simply has
>> CPU assigned and you do not care if it is 100% 24 hours a day or 10% used.
>> Other services like amazon etc do care about CPU cycles (the price is based
>> somehow on that I think), but not in Linode or other VPS-like.
>>
>>
>>>
>>> I am wanting to learn to use VPS/Cloud services. I am wanting to play
>>> with a web server, wiki, blog. I want control of my tools and not the
>>> standard LAMP setup that so commonly offered.
>>>
>>
>> I am very happy with Linode. It supports many nice things like having
>> multiple virtual images, clone them, backups, etc.
>> For example, I have a Linode template VM that is "ready to run my app"
>> and then I can clone such VM for each site (app instance) we deploy.
>> We have a daily backup, weekly, monthly and one more free slot.
>>
>>
>>> Any wisdom on Pharo in such an environment, pros and cons, greatly
>>> appreciated.
>>>
>>>
>> I think it depends on the type of app. For my case, I do not want to host
>> myself anymore. So I would go for cloud based for sure. Then, you have the
>> VPS like or the amazon-like. Both allow you to grow. I guess you may choose
>> this depending on your type of app. In any case, you end up having a OS
>> where you simply install Pharo and that's it.
>>
>>
>>
>> --
>> Mariano
>> http://marianopeck.wordpress.com
>>
>
>
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