[Xerte] Re: Practicality of Installing to Pagoda Box?

Smith, John J.J.Smith at gcu.ac.uk
Thu Aug 22 10:32:44 BST 2013


I think if scale/budget is your intention then pagodabox is NOT what you want… for ease of setup etc then possibly…

For example, you don’t get any writable directories, which you obviously need for uploading files… with Pagodabox you can get a 10Mb one free!! Above 10Mb you need to pay $1.50/GB/month and 10c per Gb (>1Gb) bandwidth/month… this will all add up…

There are much cheaper ways to get something setup, for example these guys http://lowcosthosting.co.uk/index.php give 50Gb space!! for under 2 pounds/month and unlimited everything for 2.75/month (haven’t checked their uptime or that they meet the requirements fully though).

There are probably cheaper ones too that meet requirements and would be much more cost effective for getting started.

If it’s for internal use only on your network then you can use an old discarded PC by adding Ubuntu and setting up a LAMP stack. All for free.

If you can expose an external port in your network then you can even view it externally and map a domain name to the dynamic IP address all for free…

So there are lots of ways to get up and running for anywhere between free and thousands of pounds. But you really get what you pay for with hosting…


John Smith
Learning Technologist
School of Health & Life Sciences
Glasgow Caledonian University

From: xerte-bounces at lists.nottingham.ac.uk [mailto:xerte-bounces at lists.nottingham.ac.uk] On Behalf Of Pat @ Pgogy
Sent: Thursday, August 22, 2013 9:49 AM
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Subject: [Xerte] Re: Practicality of Installing to Pagoda Box?

The problem with building an auto installer is if guess not enough people would use one to merit building one

I would let us know the errors you receive

XOT in its simple form is no different to Wordpress in its requirements

On 22 Aug 2013, at 04:07, Rick Ashby <ashbrix at gmail.com<mailto:ashbrix at gmail.com>> wrote:
After a long day of reading and tinkering, I've decided that installing this myself is definitely beyond my ability.
I wonder if a quickstart such as these https://pagodabox.com/cafe might be a worthwhile project to help those of us who are trying to use Xerte on a very small scale/budget.
Or perhaps there is better alternative that I'm unaware of.
Thoughts anyone?


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