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[EP-tech] Re: Inexpensive hosting for e-prints?

I don't need high performance but reliability is important since some materials are used in graduate classes. As far as what is expensive or inexpensive, I don't know. I guess I would happily part with 20 Euros/25$ US without blinking an eye as long as it was adequate for my purposes. Obviously less is better but I am open to paying a bit more if need be. FWIW, this repository is for two researchers, not a whole department or school. I could do what I needed to with WordPress and a free account but I really like the idea of using a legitimate repository program such as E-prints and it has worked well for years but I need to find a new home for it. For those that might be interested in what I'm trying to find a home for, see http://codabox.org 


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On Mar 16, 2015, at 17:31, Graham Triggs <grahamtriggs@gmail.com> wrote:

What do you consider to be inexpensive? And what level of performance and reliability do you require?

I've got a tiny EPrints demo box on AWS, and it is slow. Now, if I bumped the specs up a bit, it wouldn't be - but then it would also be more expensive.

Price/performance on Amazon isn't great - in particular, disk I/O is fairly horrible, unless you pay for provisioned IO (expensive).

But the trade-off is that it's a pretty reliable environment. Not just in terms of their data centres, but that the virtualized server can quickly be shifted from a failing piece of physical hardware to another, and you have infrastructure around security, etc.

For some other projects, I've just started taking bare metal servers at Hetzner - the price/performance is incredible (quad core 3.5Ghz, 32GB ram, 240GB SSD for 59euros) - but you have no firewalls (only what you install on the server), you can't recover from hardware failure so quickly, there is backup space included but you need to set that up yourself.

It's unlikely you need that level of performance, but you do need to consider what trade-offs you are willing to make.

On 16 March 2015 at 13:05, Edward M. Corrado <ecorrado@ecorrado.us> wrote:
Does anyone have any recommendations for inexpensive web hosting for a
personal e-prints install? As far as I can tell, most of the cheap
hosts apparently don't allow mod_perl so I couldn't use them for
e-prints. I'm considering Amazon but I figured I'd ask others first.

If you have installed e-prints on Amazon, I'd appreciate any feedback
you might have.

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