[Seaside] Does anyone offer Seaside hosting yet?

Philippe Marschall philippe.marschall at gmail.com
Thu Aug 26 08:34:33 UTC 2010

2010/8/25 Davorin Rusevljan <davorin.rusevljan at gmail.com>:
> On Wed, Aug 25, 2010 at 5:51 PM, Andy Burnett
> <andy.burnett at knowinnovation.com> wrote:
>> I am curious to know two things:
>> How big a 'slice' does your site require?  The various cloud hosting
>> services offer slices of different sizes and I suddenly realised that I had
>> no idea what is reasonable for a Seaside image. I know it must vary based on
>> load etc,. so I am curious to know what yours needs - just as a practical
>> example
> on amazon, you get to choose between few standard instance types:
> small, large, extra large .. etc. I am using small instance since my
> requirements are small. List of available instance types can be found
> here:
> http://aws.amazon.com/ec2/instance-types/
>> What is an EBS image?
> Well, it is something that you would expect to have, but at the
> beginning of ec2 you did not have :) . In the beginnigs of ec2 your
> disks were not actually persistent, when you restarted the machine,
> the changes to the disk were lost, and the state of the machine would
> be reverted to the state as configured in ami. So if you would for
> instance add user to your running machine, it would be gone once you
> restarted the machine. You could mount EBS (elastic block storage)
> device to your machine and data stored on it would persist, so that
> was a place where one could store changing important data. But the
> machine would itself always boot from the partition that was fried
> inside ami, into the state you have save once while you created the
> ami. So you had to make various rain dance rituals to make sure that
> your changing data is actually placed on ebs volume.
> Now available ebs based images, do what you would expect them to do,
> your main boot partition is persistent and you can count that changes
> to it are going to survive restart of the machine.
> I hope that my explanation was at least semi clear :)
> Taking yet another tangent, one thing related to ec2 that would be
> very interesting to have sometime in the future is seaside integration
> with  amazon's elastic load balancer.

What's missing? What would have to be done? From what I get from the
docs, it should just work.


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