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IIC Internet Virtual servers

On 4/11/07, Tom Metro <blu at> wrote:
> But it strikes me as completely the wrong solution for a low volume, low
> requirements site. Unless you can't find providers that will sell you
> shared Zope/Plone hosting or offer it for a reasonable price, why would
> you want to take on the effort of configuring your own Xen image and
> maintaining it? Probably for about the same cost you can let someone
> else do the work.

Sure.  You can sign up for Dreamhost.  I used the code MDDR which is
$29 for an entire year (reg. $120/year).  However, you must realize
the problems with shared hosting.  Especially with Zope/Python and
most other scripts running on Apache, if your processes use too much
CPU time, they may get ulimited.  So, a nice Xen instance gives you a
fair amount of room.  And you can install whatever you want.
Sometimes there are benefits to managing your own configurations.  You
have freedom.  But if you don't care, sure, use a shared hosting
server.  But I thought you guys were hackers!
Kristian Hermansen

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