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



HI
Have you looked at OVH? The VPS Classic series may be more than adequate 
and performance would not be too bad if you use the 3 core 4GB  version 
with Ubuntu 14.
https://www.ovh.co.uk/vps/vps-classic.xml

Thanks
Peter

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Peter J. West
Digital Repository Services Ltd


On 16/03/15 23:57, Edward M. Corrado wrote:
> 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
>
> Edward
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> On Mar 16, 2015, at 17:31, Graham Triggs <grahamtriggs at gmail.com 
> <mailto:grahamtriggs at 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 at ecorrado.us 
>> <mailto:ecorrado at 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.
>>
>>     Thanks,
>>     Edward
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