[Pharo-users] Pharo and VPS

Sven Van Caekenberghe sven at stfx.eu
Thu Oct 15 14:52:45 EDT 2015


> On 15 Oct 2015, at 20:24, Esteban A. Maringolo <emaringolo at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> 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.

I second that, even the smallest instance, 512 MB RAM at $5, is more than enough for a couple of Pharo images. Just try it.

https://www.digitalocean.com/?refcode=6a0334a169dc

;-)

> 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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