Amazon EC2 and haskell *Was: [web-devel] MochaHost for yesod applications?

Simon Marlow marlowsd at
Mon Nov 15 18:02:44 CET 2010

On 15/11/2010 16:25, Michael Snoyman wrote:
> I've been planning on trying out their free micro instance. Does it
> provide enough power for you to actually compile things? And is email
> set up for you out-of-the-box?

I use EC2 for GHC development sometimes.  Here are some instructions I 
wrote up about it:


> Michael
> On Mon, Nov 15, 2010 at 6:18 PM, Max Cantor<mxcantor at>  wrote:
>> I've started up with amazon EC2. They give you a free micro instance to get a feel for it.  No arch, you're stuck with ubuntu, which seems to be alright.  I have a small yesod based system running there.
>> Pros:
>> - easy to massively scale up
>> - big trusted name
>> - data centers in the US (both coasts), APAC (singapore) and Europe.
>> - If a bunch of haskellers start using it, perhaps there will be better community AMIs (amazon machine image) for haskell to save us all a lot of setup.
>> Cons:
>> - complete roll your own solution
>> - big trusted name (not the most personal service)
>> On Nov 14, 2010, at 3:43 PM, Nubis wrote:
>>> I've decided to look for a cheap VPS where I can compile and run yesod applications using the latest and greatest haskell platform.
>>> I couldn't find any sane CGI/FastCGI shared host options. I'm even inclined towards developing some sort of clone for apps running on WAI so we can solve the deployment issue for most people once and for all.
>>> I don't want to go with some obscure hosting I've never heard about and it has to be cheap (Argentinian budget). I've found mochahost has a pretty cheap VPS service with some cool OS choices.
>>> Just thought the information may be useful for someone in the same situation as me, but I would like to hear if anyone has tried mochahost or even found an even more convenient choice for VPS.
>>> cheers!
>>> ----nubis :)
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