[Haskell-cafe] Server hosting
chrisdone at googlemail.com
Fri May 6 20:13:53 CEST 2011
On 6 May 2011 20:07, Andrew Coppin <andrewcoppin at btinternet.com> wrote:
> OK, so strictly this is unrelated to Haskell as such. However, there's
> enough people doing webby stuff with Haskell that some of you must have
> wanted to run your code on a real, Internet-accessible web server. So does
> anybody have any suggestions on which companies offer the most favourable
> tools / pricing?
> I currently have a website, but it supports only CGI *scripts* (i.e., Perl
> or PHP). It does not support arbitrary CGI *binaries*, which is what I'd
> want for Haskell. In fact, I don't have control over the web server at all;
> I just put content on there.
> The same provider can offer me a virtual server, but at 3x the price I'm
> currently paying. I simply cannot afford that kind of money just for silly
> toy projects.
> What does everybody else use?
* Amazon C2. FREE hosting for a year, you can get SSH access and various
* Linode I use this with a Linux distribution Costs about $19USD, I guess,
for 200GB bandwidth, 512MB memory, 16GB HD.
* Other VPS-y things; RapidVPS hosts hpaste.org and tryhaskell.org which are
FastCGI, about the same as Linode but half the price, and half as
fast/responsive (for me) but reliable.
I'd recommend Amazon in this case, you don't get much cheaper than free.
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