[Freegis-list] Providers of mapserver hosting
Ludwig Max Brinckmann
ludwigbrinckmann at gmail.com
Fri Sep 1 17:57:09 CEST 2006
If you are looking for a economic, yet flexible solution you probably want a
virtual host, i.e. a slice of a real machine, where you are in (almost) full
control of the software you need through installation as you would normally
do on your home Linux box. As I assume you are German, you are in for a lot
of good deals at the moment.
I am personally using www.webperoni.de, but there are others out there.
Webperoni gives you the option of trying a system for a few days before
committing to a contract (which can be as short as 1 month). This is a good
way to test performance and suitability for your particular requirements and
to see that you can actually run all the software you need.
You will also have to consider that you will need a fair amount of space to
host your map data (depending on your application - I have around 4 GB of
map data on my server). This rules out many traditional web offerings.
Running mapserver, postgis and a content management system is possible on a
virtual host, but you will probably also need to make pyramids of your data
(in different resolutions) to gain acceptable performance and not have
mapserver run out of usually fairly limited memory on virtual hosts.
You should get a virtual host that does all this for around 10 Euros per
month, including domain-name, 100GB+ traffic (if you need more you will
certainly need a bigger system), and 5GB+ storage, full root access etc...
On 9/1/06, Luca Casagrande <luca.casagrande at gmail.com> wrote:
> Alle 17:12, venerdì 01 settembre 2006, sfronzek at gmx.net ha scritto:
> > Hi,
> > I am looking for a hosting provider where MapServer can be used. The
> > MapServer home page lists a couple of companies, but I figure that there
> > might be more to choose from.
> Check this:
> "Chiunque può simpatizzare col dolore di un amico, ma solo chi ha un animo
> nobile riesce a simpatizzare col successo di un amico (Oscar Wilde)"
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