[Seaside] Query about Seaside Hosting
j.squeak at cyberhaus.us
Wed Oct 3 14:39:46 UTC 2007
I use Webfaction as my hosting provider currently. I have gotten good
service from them. But as of yet I have deployed any website on their
I will put in a vote with them for Squeak/Seaside/Pier support.
(While paused in the writing of this email, I just went in and wrote an
email to them requesting support. :)
I had been planning on hopefully deploying a Seaside image on Webfaction
at some point in the future.
I don't know that one necessarily needs explicit support from Webfaction
for Seaside other than them pointing the correct ports to the image you
have running. But support would be nice.
This is an area where I think that Squeak/Seaside/Pier can start to move
into the Zope/Plone area. When Seaside/Pier start approaching a modest
out-of-the-box experience when compared to Zope/Plone, then I think it
will be a good sell to hosting providers. The memory footprint for
Seaside/Pier is much nicer than Zope/Plone.
To use Plone on Webfaction I have to bump my plan up to the 120mb memory
plan. I think we can in the future do Pier on the 40mb plan, and should
be able to on the 80 now. Of course all this depends on the website
deployed and its data in the image.
For now I think it would be nice if we could provide a quality, cleaned
up download and deploy image for Squeak/Seaside/Pier. Possibly one that
could be started up by the hosting provider in their web gui admin setup
and you upload and/or point the image too your Monticello repository to
load your website. And your off and running.
I would love over time to have a lean deployment image and a rich
development image. Allowing Monticello to be the bridge between them.
I don't know that we will ever compete in the PHP type of hosting
services. But I believe that we can improve our story and compete well
with the Django, Rails, Zope/Plone, arena of hosting services.
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