[Pharo-users] Pharo and VPS

Esteban A. Maringolo emaringolo at gmail.com
Thu Oct 15 14:24:27 EDT 2015


I use DigitalOcean, a 2 core-VPS with 1GB ram could host 10 concurrent
images without any issues, other than the constant ~5% CPU use while
idle. I/O was the bottleneck, so no race conditions between the
different images.

Regards!

Esteban A. Maringolo


2015-10-15 15:00 GMT-03:00 Jimmie Houchin <jlhouchin at gmail.com>:
> 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>
> 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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