Hi Jorge, On 4/17/07, Jorge G. Mare (a.k.a. Koki) <koki@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>> 2007/4/17, Jorge G. Mare (a.k.a. Koki) <koki@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>: >>> >>>> Given the above facts, we would rather go with a dedicated account. So >>>> the question is whether Haiku will pay for it or not. If the answer is >>>> no, then I will discuss with the group what to do. In any case, I will >>>> keep you posted of all developments, as we want official endorsement.
Well, we don't have to host every community on this planet. For only a few major communities (Spanish, Italian, German, Japanese, Russian, Chinese?) this might work well enough. I'm more concerned with very small communities that don't know what they're doing. Another possibility is that we have a few trusted admins that are responsible for the server and installing software and everyone else merely gets access rights to Drupal. Since the Drupal install can be shared between all communities the admins shouldn't have too much work. Alternatively, osdrawer.net has a dedicated machine and maybe they could setup what is needed (separate accounts for each community)? We could add subdomain pointers to their server, so the communities can use domains like es.haiku-os.org.
>>> We had a DreamHost account at a time. Could it fit your needs ? It's >>> not like we have use for it, no ? >>> >> I don't know the details of the Dreamhost, but I suspect it would be >> more than sufficient. >> > > If it does, then that solves the payment question. Yes, it would.
Dreamhost is just a shared host, so it's no different than giving them the second WebFaction account.
> If not, and if we decide > to pay for a community site, wouldn't that put us in a position where other > communities might, rightly, ask for the same? How much money will that cost > us? > Yes, it could potentially put Haiku in such a position. But then, if this is going to be an official site, Haiku would need to secure the domain (as opposed to a third party owning it).
Who will maintain that server? If nobody runs upgrades or if there is no expert who knows what he's doing I don't think they should get a dedicated server. You mentioned their admin wouldn't have a lot of time.
The approximate cost would be around US$100/year.
The cheapest dedicated servers I could find when I searched a new host for us were around $35-$40/month (for this amount we could get quite a few shared hosts). $100/year is incredibly cheap. What host did you find? Bye, Waldemar Kornewald