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Who hosts Fluther?

Asked by richardhenry (12641points) July 3rd, 2008

I’m guessing Media Temple or Joyent, but I could be wrong. Has this ever been mentioned by the Admins before? Does anyone know? (Just out of interest.)

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sferik's avatar

We recently switched to Slicehost (and are pretty happy customers so far).

jballou's avatar

Our hearts

richardhenry's avatar

Sweet, I hadn’t heard of them before. Switched from where?

andrew's avatar

We switched from ServerAxis.

Skyrail's avatar

Slicehost look like a good host and I’ve seen them/recommended them before. Although I have no experience of them, sadly.

damien's avatar

Slicehost are great :) I found Fluther through their forum, too. Happy days.

andrew's avatar

Well, hold your breath a bit… we’re waiting to see if they’re going to charge us for inter-slice traffic (which would be a deal-breaker for us).

We’ve been involved with them since the beginning, and since moving the main operation we’ve been very happy with them… but we’ll see. Check back tomorrow.

Vincentt's avatar

Ah, I’ve heard of Slicehost before, the idea sounded very interesting, curious to your experiences :)

richardhenry's avatar

Do a blog post on your experiences. :) Less of a “how’d they do that” and more of a “why’d they do that?”

richardhenry's avatar

SliceHost are very cool. I’m looking at an account with either them or Joyent for something I’ve been planning. (In beta, right now.) Thanks for the tip.

damien's avatar

I used to use Joyent back when it was still TextDrive. It didn’t work out for me at the time because I couldn’t afford the better plans and the cheaper ones (the shared hosting ones) just weren’t cutting it for me.

I like the look of their new ‘accelerator’ hosting. Looks much better than the old TextDrive stuff but still a little pricey.

Make sure to let us know which you decide on and what you think!

richardhenry's avatar

I will do, cheers. I’m currently on a Media Temple GS, and I’ve calculated that I’ll be able to cope with 900x the capacity of the current beta (20 users). My application is very calculation intensive. I think I’ll probably be outgrowing that pretty fast. :)

andrew's avatar

We decided not to use Joyent since they’re running Solaris boxes, and while Ben and I have experience with Sun gear, I was tired of coming up against architecture snafus (on the mac) when compiling custom packages.

Of course, slicehost includes bandwidth between their machines in your total, so who knows; we may be switching in the future.

damien's avatar

@andrew, apparently they’re working on that

andrew's avatar

@damien: I hope so. They made no mention of it when I complained, but that would be nice. They’re really great, other than that.

richardhenry's avatar

*90. Not 900. That would be amazing.

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