[iRail] 1 very long week - New hosting
pieter.colpaert at gmail.com
Sat Oct 15 09:51:18 UTC 2011
thanks for your suggestion! Since we're an open data non-profit
organisation which creates open source application, it would be weird to
oblige everyone to get the hang of a proprietary product. On top of
that, cloud-hosting is way more expensive and the EUR60/month would be
the price for the electricity only. If you want us to buy cloudhosting,
please feel free to do a generous donation ;)
I think we will go with iLibris. They have a really nice offer which I
will mail you all about later.
On 10/14/2011 12:27 AM, Alex van Herwijnen wrote:
> Hi Pieter,
> It's good to hear that iRail is growing, which means it's popular. Too
> bad the hosting can't keep up with it ;)
> Perhaps Windows Azure can be interesting for your hosting
> requirements? You can run almost anything on Azure and you only pay
> for what you use.
> - Alex
> On Wed, Oct 12, 2011 at 1:50 AM, Pieter Colpaert
> <pieter.colpaert at gmail.com <mailto:pieter.colpaert at gmail.com>> wrote:
> Hi list,
> It has not been left unnoticed: last week we have had a lot of
> server trouble.
> Nevertheless, this is not an e-mail for telling you how sorry we
> are. We have had free hosting by the guys of rootspirit (which
> includes Yeri and Dries Harnie) for one year. Admiringly, they
> have never asked anything in return and we are very grateful for
> that. For one year our organisation has been able to grow to what
> we are today. Sadly, the servers, did not grow along. The need for
> new facilities to better accommodate the iRail npo has now become
> more than obvious.
> So much for last week. This week we are moving forward. At this
> moment we are running on rootspirit's back-up servers. This means
> we need to find scalable hosting asap. As a board-member I
> understand that I cannot just take this decision impulsively.
> Therefore I have started putting out some tweets on who to talk to
> in Belgium. There are 4 interesting parties:
> 1. openminds: good service, scalable hosting
> 2. priorweb: they have some really interesting packages for our budget
> 3. combell: very professional cloud hosting. We are already
> working together with Combell for apps for Ghent and apps for
> Meuven. Might give us a discount (to be discussed)
> 4. iLibris: a special company who are very interested in helping
> iRail out. Google them for more information
> I don't know all the details yet. This week I will have a meeting
> with openminds and iLibris. I hope to have some answers by email
> at the end of the week from Combell. As this needs to be done
> quickly I hope that we can do this quickly. I will keep you
> informed about the final decision.
> We don't want to accept sponsoring. We cannot put advertisements
> in an API, and putting advertising in a mobile client is a
> preposterous idea. We have a little left-overs from the Summer Of
> Code we organised (http://summerofcode.be). If 2 more "supporting"
> members join the NPO we have a budget of EUR60/month. This is very
> feasible. If anyone of you would like to donate something in order
> to get even better hosting, please feel free: 363-083717306
> (spread the word ;)).
> Kind regards,
> P.S. A special thanks to Dries Harnie for feeling with us this
> week and fixing a lot of things himself. Thanks to Tim Esselens
> for helping to get BeLaws back up and running. Thanks to
> Christophe Versieux for the mental support :)
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