[TAG] "I'll do it myself, thanks" open-source app: Gobby (cf. SubEthaEdit)
mso at oz.net
Thu Nov 3 07:41:03 MSK 2005
Benjamin A. Okopnik wrote:
>On Tue, Nov 01, 2005 at 06:44:37PM -0800, Rick Moen wrote:
>>Quoting Benjamin A. Okopnik (ben at linuxgazette.net):
>>>My problem is that, due to the way I live, I don't have access to the
>>>services that allow you to maintain that autonomy;
>>The following isn't any form of criticism, nor suggestion -- but just to
>>point out the option:
>>A large number of companies offer either hosting or virtual hosting,
>>which you could take advantage of in addition to whichever low-bandwidth
>>demand-usage solution best suits your boat. Some virt-hosting companies
>>are now using Xen, UML, or QEMU frameworks, and it cane be awfully
>>difficult to distinguish from having an entire physical machine.
>[blink] Pardon my absolute ignorance of the above. What is this "virtual
>hosting" and whatsit frameworks among your people? It seems that I know
>zero about the things that, from your suggestion, I most need to know
>If nobody feels like launching into a potentially long explanation, a
>few links to get me started would be appreciated.
It's where you lease a "virtual server" as Rick described rather than an
entire computer. It's cheaper for the ISP because they can host several
people on one box. You usually have a choice of three or four Linux or
BSD distros, although they may give better support for the distro they
use themselves. If you hose your "system" they just replace the
filesystem image and you start again. It'll come with Apache and a
database preinstalled, but you can install your own webserver or
mailserver or whatever you want. It's more expensive than a chroot or
limited-shell service because the ISP has to provide more memory and
disk space -- the libraries and software aren't shared between users.
I've seen prices from $20 - $99 / month.
One such company is tummy.com. They are dedicated to Linux, the owners
are active in the Python community, and they were even distributing
Linux CDs at one of the PyCons. I haven't used the service, but I
haven't heard any complaints from those who do.
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