hosting options

PP Pirate Praveen Public Seen by 9

We should choose a good host for the instance.

First option for ethics/privacy (green/Iceland has best free speech laws) is https://1984hosting.com/product/vps/ but they are too costly.

Second option would be https://www.gandi.net/hosting/ but still bit costly. We run poddery.com with them and they are pretty good.

Third option is https://www.scaleway.com/ which offer very cheap hosting from France. I think we can start with a starter VPS for now as their other vps products are yet to launch. We can scale as we grow.


Sytse 'Sid' Sijbrandij Fri 18 Mar 2016 3:49PM

I'm OK with GitLab Inc. paying for an X-Large at Gandi.


Pirate Praveen Fri 18 Mar 2016 3:55PM

@sytsesidsijbrandij thanks! We'll proceed with getting a machine from gandi.net


Sytse 'Sid' Sijbrandij Fri 18 Mar 2016 6:01PM

@praveenarimbrathod awesome! let me know if you want us to open an account and pay or if you want to expense it


Pirate Praveen Sat 19 Mar 2016 6:07AM

@sytsesidsijbrandij let me see if we can use our existing gandi.net account. (asking poddery.com maintainers for their opinion https://www.loomio.org/d/PKB2F9vk/proposal/598mfgqn) You can buy credits for a specific gandi.net handle. So it will be better if you buy credits to our account once we decide which account to use.


Sytse 'Sid' Sijbrandij Mon 21 Mar 2016 8:39PM

Cool, we'll buy the credits when the handle is clear.


Pirate Praveen Wed 23 Mar 2016 7:25AM

@sytsesidsijbrandij you can buy credits to MKT10-GANDI handle. https://www.gandi.net/credit/handle?handle=MKT10-GANDI


Pirate Praveen Thu 24 Mar 2016 12:22PM

@sytsesidsijbrandij credits are added to our handle, thanks! Created the server and now setting up the DNS.

@manukrishnantv @balasankarchelamat KnightSwarm.com does not allow any more edits to the zones, so I'm switching fosscommunity.in to 1984hosting.com Free DNS service.


Pirate Praveen Thu 24 Mar 2016 7:10PM

@sytsesidsijbrandij we are live at https://git.fosscommunity.in running the gitlab package on debian jessie with a few manual steps (mail setup and some dependencies, which I hope to automate). Lets' test it among ourselves before we announce widely. We'll also add a link to gitlab.com as our hosting sponsor.


Sytse 'Sid' Sijbrandij Fri 25 Mar 2016 7:59PM

@praveenarimbrathod awesome!