[m-dev.] Hosting.

Paul Bone paul at bone.id.au
Thu Jan 17 11:54:13 AEDT 2013

On Thu, Jan 17, 2013 at 11:44:40AM +1100, Peter Wang wrote:
> On Tue, 15 Jan 2013 21:45:31 +1100, Paul Bone <paul at bone.id.au> wrote:
> > 
> > I looked at shared hosting.
> > 
> > A friend of mine recommended
> > https://www.nearlyfreespeech.net    Which has plans that scale with usage.
> > and
> > http://mediatemple.net              Which has one big plan which is way more
> >                                     than we need.
> > 
> > Both of these have huge capacity, probably enough for our FTP archive.
> > But neither of these, nor any other shared hosting provider I found, offers
> > mailing list hosting.
> Mantisbt.org recommended this: http://www.a2hosting.com/mantis-hosting
> It seems to support mailman, but I'm not sure on what plan, etc.
> > We could either host our mailing lists somewhere
> > else, such as google groups (which means we don't get the @mercurylang.org
> > domain), or we're back to running a VPS (which is more complicated).
> Google Groups doesn't provide an export function that I can see.
> There is no escape.
> For me, SF would cover our needs for zero upkeep.  The only problem
> is that their bug tracker isn't Mantis and can be kind of slow.
> Perhaps we can host Mantis on Paul's VPS, and everything else on SF?

By the time you pay for the VPS, you might as well put other stuff on it
too.  Or are you referring to my existing (personal) one.  I would be okay
with putting mantis and the mailing lists on that and using the google thing 
to host the website and downloads (free & huge capacity).

Paul Bone

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