's CEOs "lightning tallk" at cloudcamp about how containers actually work at the low level, and how, basically, you can build your own.
We don't really do PaaS, but we have just launched springs.io
which is simplified cloud hosting, that runs only on containers, all on ssd storage, and each server gets a static IP.
Okay, I despise viral marketing, and this whole community manager thing, but, even if I do work there, I'm not getting a cut, and this thing can be really useful for nerds who just want to host a little thing without paying through the nose.There's no way to try it for free, but hit me up, and if you create an account I'll get someone to give you free credit so you can check it out
You sign up, create a machine, choose which linux you want on it, define its max CPU and mem use, start it, and wham, you're root on your own server - bandwidth is free, and CPU,Mem and storage, are based on pay as you go and you only pay for what you use.
So if you've got a little webapp you want to put up, a project that you're toying with, and you;ve got something decent, be it on a LAMP stack, on Django (backed by DB or not), on RoR, and you'd like people to try and see your local stuff, it's a fairly cheap solution - in that you pay for what you actually use.
or if you want to host a minecraft/starbound/terraria/whatever people play these days server that you're happy to set up yourself, as root, and have full control of, you're saving yourself the margin the dedicated minecraft server providers are making money wise.
or if you've got your stuff somewhere else, but want a machine with decent bandwidth on which you can write a load testing script that will fire an incrementally large number of requests at your service, and see how it copes, then you don't need to pay for a large server to do that, and don't have to do it from your own machine.Hit me up if that sounds like something you'd like to try
- I'm coding the voucher code system that will help get people in by letting them sign up and automatically have some balance so they can actually trial it for free, but that won't go live till the end of the month... (well I'm coding it, so probably october, really)
Whilst that's being done, I can understand that seeing a credit card form is a bit of a barrier to entry - so get in touch (private message me with the email address you used to sign up) and we'll give you not only enough money to give it a try, but an additional bit on top of that, because, well, we want the word to spread, and seeing as I work here, I might be bias, but that means I get you a discount - or in this case, a freebie...
Shameless plug, but pass it on - for the non plussers, if you now someone interested, comment, I'll give you my email for you to pass on to them.
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