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Re: Any Software Product From "nairaland Programmers"? by Fayimora(m): 1:32am On Feb 28, 2012
I use nginx, passenger for the app layer. I use cap to deploy to a linode. Errr yeah thats it. . . damainboss.com is just my sandbox, at least for now. There are times when I just need a domain to test something I learnt or thought about, just like I did for easy deployment few days ago  smiley
Re: Any Software Product From "nairaland Programmers"? by delomos: 2:38am On Feb 28, 2012
Isn't that a bit expensive? or are you hosting yourself? See this guy's overing: http://www.a2hosting.com/
Re: Any Software Product From "nairaland Programmers"? by Fayimora(m): 3:27am On Feb 28, 2012
Too expensive? Naa. For the services and flexibility I think its just about right. That site doesn't even look appealing. That puts me off a lot! angry The VPS rates look too cheap to be true. They just gave me a VM and I set it up from scratch! 
Re: Any Software Product From "nairaland Programmers"? by delomos: 4:00am On Feb 28, 2012
I'm a value seeker, linode is about ~20$/month for their cheapest offer (?). I'm saying it's too expensive based on what you're using it for -- on A2, see their "StartUp Web Hosting Plan," which is cheaper since its a shared hosting (if scalability and bandwidth aren't your concern, which, per what you're doing, it shouldn't). I get the flexibility argument but do you really want to be spending more of your time doing sysadmin vs. having them [the company] do it, and get remote SSH to their managed services (just saying).

I agree their site doesn't look very appealing, but I doubt that matters much.
Re: Any Software Product From "nairaland Programmers"? by Fayimora(m): 4:54am On Feb 28, 2012
delomos:

which is cheaper since its a shared hosting (if scalability and bandwidth aren't your concern, which, per what you're doing, it shouldn't)

I agree their site doesn't look very appealing, but I doubt that matters much.
Oh you think I just host damainboss.com and dats it? lol I've got a few other apps running there man. I have a game that I am currently working on(private git repo tongue ) which requires a client-server model. I have the "server" on linode! I added a few networking features to my current software engineering group project. Again, the code that handles server stuff is on there. A few other stuffs as well.  Oh yh I hide some private stuff there too, lol  grin All these with a 512MB VM.

Linode, if not the best is almost the best. You should make use of their platform manager! AWESOME(NB: The images used in their documentation are old versions tho). . . I've got free 24hrs support either by using tickets or on IRC from the technical team.

Also, if you dont want to do any sys admin poo, they allow you install control panels(e.g cPanel). They also have StackScripts. All you need do is choose a script, populate a 3-5 field form and you have a working VM in less than 3 minutes.

Oh and yh you can ssh into Linode itself, not just the VM, so I can do EVERYTHING from my local machine(Terminal). Man I think the £12 I paid is too small  lipsrsealed Oh that reminds me, I only started using Linode in Jan, more of Feb though!

Linode all they way cheesy



I get the flexibility argument but do you really want to be spending more of your time doing sysadmin
Hell Yeah! If you think about it, I dont setup virtual machines every Day/Week/Month. All I need to do is setup properly once, and keep deploying. Once in a while i update the system(gems, packages and so on).


Did I convince you to get a linode?  sad cheesy
Re: Any Software Product From "nairaland Programmers"? by delomos: 5:47am On Feb 28, 2012
Fayimora:





Did I convince you to get a linode?  sad cheesy


I totally understand your point, if you believe you're getting the value off it, totally your call. Did you convince me to get linode, nope. I'm a very, very cheap guy, I be 9ja ninja after all -- I'm getting all my need met for way less (almost close to free). For work, I do sysadmin stuff, mostly because I have no choice.

On my personal project (which are mostly in PHP), I've been with www.hostmonster.com for years, meets my need. I'm only considering A2 because they do RoR 3+ / PHP (hostmonster does Rails 2+) I don't want to deal with sysadmin stuff, I like I can just call someone when sh3t breaks and they do more and better.

Maybe I can convince you to do all you're doing on Linode for free (I really still can't justify you paying for educational computing):

1. Get VMWare (http://www.vmware.com/products/workstation/overview.html, you can probably get a free copy from your school or "somewhere"wink
2. Get a Bitnami stack: http://bitnami.org/
3. Start coding and picking up chics.

And if you just don't care for any of those, just do Heroku (http://www.heroku.com/, they have a very sweet gem that integrates nice esp. if you're Cap'ing or maybe not) << this guys will host you for free on small projects and when you're ready to go "live" you pay-per-usage.
Re: Any Software Product From "nairaland Programmers"? by Fayimora(m): 8:42pm On Feb 28, 2012

Dont get it twisted when I didn't need linode, I deployed to my personal VPSs. I have one at home(BT has sent me warnings) and another in school. I also used and still make use of amazon cloud servers, for instance http://ec2-23-21-243-96.compute-1.amazonaws.com/ and a few others. But right now, i've got people that won't stop until I develop something for them so I can aswel get something reliable. With my linode, I can deploy 20 moderately resourceful RoR applications and not worry about memory or even setup, to an extent for just £140/yr. Later, when I deem it necessary, would subscribe to New Relic too. C'mmon man get convinced angry grin

I may not be interested in system admin stuff but its quite a lovely field. . . . 

(I really still can't justify you paying for educational computing):
Errr why did you call it educational computing?

Re: Any Software Product From "nairaland Programmers"? by delomos: 9:28pm On Feb 28, 2012
Oh I see, makes sense. Are those 20 you're deploying "sample" RoR apps or "live" apps (as in people are using it)? I strongly doubt you can deploy 20 RoR n a shared memory and not face a crippling (consider you have 512).

And if they're "sample" projects, that's what I consider educational computer. When I was learning Rails, I just deployed all to Heroku, and since it was learning it didn't really matter, I just used Rails built-in server -- I didn't use rails in any serious project, long-term maintenance was just too expensive for a cheap me.

When I start building Geleyi Platform (www.geleyi.com), I was split between RoR and a PHP MVC/ORM Framework, the cost of RoR for a small start-up like mine was just too much (in terms of resource and talent). Glad I choose PHP.

New Relics looks awesome! I don't have a need for it yet though, but I bet as geleyi nears lunch it will be inevitable.
Re: Any Software Product From "nairaland Programmers"? by Fayimora(m): 12:06am On Feb 29, 2012
From our calculations, you can deploy 10 RoR live apps on a linode comfortably. Others can be demo projects but probably less interaction with the database! Oh and yeah they give you a few megabytes,  NOt sure but i think its 10% of your original mem everyday if the need arises. Anything more than that then you would have to buy some more mem. You can also get an extra IP address for just $1.

Re: Any Software Product From "nairaland Programmers"? by delomos: 3:26am On Feb 29, 2012
As you can see, the cost adds up pretty fast. I can only justify that cost if my site is generating a revenue that's covering that cost.
Re: Any Software Product From "nairaland Programmers"? by Fayimora(m): 4:54am On Feb 29, 2012
Ok i give up. cry
Re: Any Software Product From "nairaland Programmers"? by delomos: 5:21am On Feb 29, 2012
Haahhaaa, I actually agree with you, I just don't have that kind of money, really.
Re: Any Software Product From "nairaland Programmers"? by Fayimora(m): 7:15am On Feb 29, 2012
Yaaay! lol ok cool. The money would come out when the need arises!
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Re: Any Software Product From "nairaland Programmers"? by dlawnoni: 8:37pm On Jun 02
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Re: Any Software Product From "nairaland Programmers"? by zubydave(m): 8:48pm On Jul 11
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