CloudAtCost Update



  • @CloudAtCost update:

    After a couple of weeks I got a working VM. I got to watch it install on the web-based console. it was really slow! When I tried to ssh in i was wondering why no ssh daemon forked. Turns out they assigned me an IP that belonged to someone else! Arghhh! Could be another week before an install gets run....

    Thanks for cloud provider list! I will stop at Azure since Microsoft offered us a $5k grant. MS even called me to tell me about their program! God bless those guys!

    Azure is way more complex than I need. But after using it a bit I can appreciate why. For example I see the value of a firewall off of the VM.



  • What are you trying to accomplish? Azure and AWS (Amazon) are both cloud services. Sure they also both offer Windows server options, but that's not the heart of what they do.

    Do you need a Windows server?



  • @Dashrender I am an unix weenie myself. My first project is a mailhost and mailman list server. Next would be to host our web pages http://rgvrrm.org. It is Wordpress (PHP) based so I'd like that to be a separate VM. It makes it easier to clean up when it gets broken into. 😉

    Ultimate goal is to facilitate collaboration among our otherwise computer naive volunteers. They know railroads. They should not need to be computer geeks. I'm estimating ~100 volunteers.

    As you can tell I am thinking discrete hosts. What should I be thinking? It has been a decade since I did sysadmin work. I don't consider myself to be particularly cloud oriented.



  • @MisterZee said in CloudAtCost Update:

    @Dashrender I am an unix weenie myself. My first project is a mailhost and mailman list server. Next would be to host our web pages http://rgvrrm.org. It is Wordpress (PHP) based so I'd like that to be a separate VM. It makes it easier to clean up when it gets broken into. 😉

    Ultimate goal is to facilitate collaboration among our otherwise computer naive volunteers. They know railroads. They should not need to be computer geeks. I'm estimating ~100 volunteers.

    As you can tell I am thinking discrete hosts. What should I be thinking? It has been a decade since I did sysadmin work. I don't consider myself to be particularly cloud oriented.

    What kind of volunteer work do they do?



  • [email protected] should be avoided for anything production - who knows when they are going to dry up and blow away... and as you've seen, their services are pretty bad.

    You can get VMs from Vulter and others as listed all over ML. Some as cheap as $5/month.



  • @Dashrender said in CloudAtCost Update:

    [email protected] should be avoided for anything production - who knows when they are going to dry up and blow away... and as you've seen, their services are pretty bad.

    You can get VMs from Vulter and others as listed all over ML. Some as cheap as $5/month.

    And they actually work. CloudAtCost will randomly go offline, lose data, just not exist, etc.



  • @scottalanmiller You can checkout http://rgvrrm.org. They run their own railroad. The museum supports railroad history preservation and education. If you ever wanted to be an engineer this is the place for you.

    The museum only gives rides a few times per year but volunteers are there nearly every Saturday working. Drop me a line if you'd like a tour. I'm the Volunteer Coordinator there.



  • @MisterZee said in CloudAtCost Update:

    @scottalanmiller You can checkout http://rgvrrm.org. They run their own railroad. The museum supports railroad history preservation and education. If you ever wanted to be an engineer this is the place for you.

    The museum only gives rides a few times per year but volunteers are there nearly every Saturday working. Drop me a line if you'd like a tour. I'm the Volunteer Coordinator there.

    OMG, I had no idea you volunteered at my LOCAL railroad museum! I'm totally stopping by sometime. I know the museum well, I've driven past several times in the last few months.


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