[Pdx-pm] Website Hosting

Ingy dot Net ingy at ttul.org
Sun May 28 08:48:04 PDT 2006

On 25/05/06 16:38 -0700, Eric Wilhelm wrote:
> Hi all,
> As you know Bob, our current website is being hosted by Christian Brink 
> (apparently not aware that he was still hosting it.)
> The kwiki is currently frustratingly slow (at least from here.)  This 
> seems to be a system resource issue, though it might be connection 
> and/or kwiki.  I believe a few members have accounts on the server, but 

You might want to try the Kwiki::PPerl plugin. The YAPC::NA Kwiki became
much faster after using it.

> this isn't quite clear either.
> So, I would like to:
>   A.  thank Christian for hosting
>   B.  figure out how the system is currently setup
>   C.  improve it
>   Anyone able to provide hosting?  At the moment, it needs to be able 
> to run kwiki (so, at least needs perl cgi.)  If you've got root on 
> something where we would have control over the apache configs, 
> mod_perl, etc, that would rock.  Having a subversion repository might 
> simplify the maintenance.
> I have a box, albeit not a well-connected or extremely powerful one.  It 
> does have excellent uptime, but this is limited by the 1hr UPS and I 
> can't do much about guaranteeing the connection.
>   As far as being the webmaster.  That's up to who hosts it.  If you 
> don't want other people in your server, you get to be the bottleneck.  
> If you feel like spreading the load around, I'm at least one volunteer.  
> See also: "use subversion and not shell accounts to delegate."
>   Any thoughts on what we should do with the site?  Suggestions that I 
> recall from April:
>   1.  make the wiki be the home page
>   2.  calendar
>   3.  ... (doesn't mean I don't love the idea -- I just forget stuff)
> --Eric
> -- 
> [...proprietary software is better than gpl because...] "There is value
> in having somebody you can write checks to, and they fix bugs."
> --Mike McNamara (president of a commercial software company)
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