[Haskell-cafe] Need help with ghc static compile for cgi using mysql

John Van Enk vanenkj at gmail.com
Thu Oct 15 13:11:04 EDT 2009

I've run Haskell stuff on VPS hosts like Linode or SliceHost. $20/month is a
lot better than $60.

On Thu, Oct 15, 2009 at 12:32 PM, Austin King <shout at ozten.com> wrote:

> For now, I've given up on cheap hosting (via statically compiled CGI).
> I've created a GHC 6.10.4, cabal-install, Ubuntu 9.04 ec2 instance +
> MySQL and it works well.
> Running this plus EBS and Elastic IP will run a little over $60 a month.
> Ouch.
> The work going into Haskell Platform is amazing, but...
> Haskell needs a better commodity hosting story, to allow for casual,
> fun web hacking.
> For the record, I tried nearlyfreespeech.net and dreamhost. I wasn't
> able to install ghc and cabal due to:
> * FreeBSD GHC support (old version)
> * FreeBSD library support (no HDBC)
> * Linux - Missing 'dev' libraries like zlib and not having root access
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