[Haskell-beginners] Yezod and Snap deployments to ISP

Toby Thain toby at telegraphics.com.au
Wed Aug 4 10:50:17 EDT 2010

On 3-Aug-10, at 2:11 PM, Kyle Murphy wrote:

> Your choice of ISP will always determine your choice of language/ 
> framework, and vice versa. Most cheap ISPs only support a limited  
> subset of languages and/or frameworks, typically ASP.NET, PHP, or  
> Java. Some ISPs will also dictate other choices, such as using a  
> particular web server (Apache, Tomcat, IIS, etc.), or a particular  
> DB such as MySQL, MS SQL, or PosgreSQL. On the more expensive end of  
> choices you have dedicated servers or private virtual servers, where  
> you have complete control over what you run and it's up to you to  
> configure the services you want. The downside to private virtual  
> servers is that they typically have fairly strict resources limits,  
> such as 300M of RAM, or 5G of storage. Finally, the most expensive  
> option is a co-location facility that will plug your server into  
> their network and provide you backbone access, but which allows you  
> to not only control what software you run, but also the hardware  
> that it runs on.
> At this time, I know of no ISP that directly supports Haskell, in  
> particular Happs, Yesod, or Snap, so if you want to run any of those  
> you'll have to go with a dedicated server, or a virtual server. As  
> for sending e-mail, and language should be able to send e-mail if  
> you have a properly configured mail server that it can connect to,  
> but the details of how to configure that are a bit much to put into  
> an e-mail.
> If you want to play around with Yesod, I and a couple other people  
> are using slicehost to run various Haskell based webapps (under a  
> variety of frameworks), but be aware that it's more expensive than a  
> lot of cheap hosts (~$20 a month for a basic server with 256M of  
> RAM), and you'll be responsible for administering your own server,  
> as well as having to work within the limited resources provided.

Other than slicehost, here are some more VPS hosting options, in USA.

Comparison chart (June 2010):  http://advogato.org/person/etbe/diary/792.html

> -R. Kyle Murphy
> --
> Curiosity was framed, Ignorance killed the cat.
> On Tue, Aug 3, 2010 at 12:48, MH <mhamro at gmail.com> wrote:
> I want to build a website using haskell and deploy it to some ISP. I  
> appreciate if you help me understand the following:
> 1. Do I need to consider using special ISP to deploy Yezod or Snap?
> 2. Do I need to consider using special ISP to deploy any other  
> Haskell based web app?
> 3. To start with I need to display a static content and ability to  
> send email from user submitted form. Can I send email with these Web  
> frameworks (I would appreciate the samples)?
> 4. Can you recommend me any ISP in USA?
> Thanks a lot.
> Malik
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