[Pharo-users] Pharo and VPS

Jimmie Houchin jlhouchin at gmail.com
Thu Oct 15 14:00:50 EDT 2015


Thanks for the reply.

Sounds like a winner to me.

Jimmie

On 10/15/2015 10:32 AM, Mariano Martinez Peck wrote:
>
>
> On Thu, Oct 15, 2015 at 12:17 PM, Jimmie Houchin <jlhouchin at gmail.com 
> <mailto: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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