What's the cheapest way to setup Linux box?

Grant Shipley gshipley at gmail.com
Wed Dec 11 15:52:17 MST 2013


On Wed, Dec 11, 2013 at 3:12 PM, John Shaver <bobjohnbob at gmail.com> wrote:

> The link you provided brings me to a 503 error :). Yaaay cloud!
>

Not picking on you but do you honestly think someone hosting their own
server will have better uptime than using one of the current top tier cloud
providers?

Azure
Amazon AWS
Google Computer Cloud
OpenShift
Heroku
Dropbox



> On Dec 11, 2013 2:30 PM, "Grant Shipley" <gshipley at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > On Wed, Dec 11, 2013 at 2:28 PM, S. Dale Morrey <sdalemorrey at gmail.com
> > >wrote:
> >
> > > An alternative you may not have considered; I've been using cloud9 for
> my
> > > web-dev work for several days now.  It's free and runs on openshift (I
> > > think).
> > >
> >
> > Correct.  All of cloud9 runs on top of openshift.com including the
> > deployments of your code.
> >
> >
> > >
> > > If you go this route, there is no need for SSH or a server at all.
>  Plus
> > > you can code directly into a really nice IDE embedded in the
> web-browser.
> > >  While testing/debugging, you can have it running on a fresh VM, in
> > > literally a few seconds.  Deployment takes a minute or two, and can be
> > done
> > > from the IDE directly to all the most common "cloud" providers.
> > >
> > > Thus far I've only used it for node.js work, but I seem to recall it
> > > supporting Java, Ruby and a bunch of others.
> > > You also get a nice command line and CPU time and other resources are
> > > liberal.
> > > For instance, I've got a quicky app that's parsing the entire
> blockchain
> > > out of bitcoin and stuffing it into a MySQL database.
> > > So far my runtimes have been upwards of 4 hours without interruption,
> and
> > > I've never seen cloud 9 be the ones to kill my process.
> > > That should be plenty of time to test a rails app.
> > >
> > > Now I'm done, someone please shoot me for having drunk the cloud
> > kool-aide
> > > and talking like this.  :)
> > >
> > >
> > > On Wed, Dec 11, 2013 at 1:16 PM, Grant Shipley <gshipley at gmail.com>
> > wrote:
> > >
> > > > Wait?  People actually run their own home servers nowadays for
> > > development
> > > > and filesharing?  I thought that went away several years ago.  Kind
> of
> > > > kidding but not really. ;)
> > > >
> > > > I use www.openshift.com for all development (disclaimer: I work on
> > this
> > > > project so I am biased).  Free to use.
> > > > I use dropbox for photo sharing
> > > > amazon cloud player premium for music storage (up to 200,000 tracks
> for
> > > > 25.00 a year)
> > > > Movies, I stopped storing and just use netflix and hulu.
> > > >
> > > > Total cost: 45.00 a year.
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > On Wed, Dec 11, 2013 at 12:17 PM, Charles Curley <
> > > > charlescurley at charlescurley.com> wrote:
> > > >
> > > > > On Wed, 11 Dec 2013 11:56:17 -0700
> > > > > Levi Pearson <levipearson at gmail.com> wrote:
> > > > >
> > > > > > To restate my point a bit more clearly, buying a refurbished
> > top-spec
> > > > > > machine with a bunch of noisy fans for a low up-front purchase
> > price
> > > > > > means that you've probably bought a power-hog of a machine and
> over
> > > > > > its remaining lifetime the power budget is likely to play a
> > > > > > significant part in its ownership costs.
> > > > >
> > > > > I agree with your analysis, but will take it a step further. You
> are
> > > not
> > > > > the only person in the world to make it. I suspect the market has
> > > > > already discounted the discounted future cost of power to run the
> > > > > things.
> > > > >
> > > > > In a sense, buying cheap power hog equipment is a bet that fracking
> > and
> > > > > coal will continue to be legal.
> > > > >
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> > > > > place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.
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> > > > >
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