[PGCanada] Last Call for Web Hosting

Jen Zed jenzed at gmail.com
Sun Apr 24 20:37:03 PDT 2005

She shoots...she scores. :)

We need PHP and MySQL; probably 10 GB of space would get us going -
although, if we make page scans available (which I think we should),
the storage requirements will increase a lot. (I'd be willing to kick
in the cost of a drive to help subsidize this when the time comes.)

I'd like to run PmWiki
(http://www.pmwiki.org/wiki/PmWiki/Requirements), which is powering
our current wiki at http://www.jenzed.com/pgcawiki/pmwiki.php - it's
really lightweight. I'd also like to run a CMS - maybe Drupal
(http://www.drupal.org/), although I'm still not sure if that's the
best fit for PG-CA. Drupal (and probably most CMSs) will require some
"special" MySQL permissions - like the ability for users to do a LOCK
TABLE. (The main reason I've hit the wall with my personal retail web
space provider - and therefore don't know if Drupal will work for us -
is that they won't allow this permission to be granted to users.)

I completely understand your reservations regarding bandwidth. I
suspect and hope, though, that when (if) our bandwidth demands get too
big, it'll mean we're big enough to get sponsors.



On 4/23/05, Russell McOrmond <russell at flora.ca> wrote:
>    Let me know what is needed.  I can offer to help get things started
> under the understanding that if bandwidth gets too high then we'd need to
> look for other sponsors (funding, bandwidth, whatever).
>    I currently run a number of related sites...  Most of the volunteer
> stuff can be seen at http://newdelhi.flora.ca/
> On Fri, 22 Apr 2005, Jen Zed wrote:
> > Does anyone know anyone in a position to donate web hosting to us? I'd
> > like to move forward on getting permanent space - my personal sandbox
> > is getting kind of cramped, and I'm annoyed at the big, dumb,
> > mass-volume hosting company I'm working with. We need Linux, PHP,
> > MySQL - the usual stuff.
> >
> >
> > jen.
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