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What Operating System Images and Applications do YOU want on GoGrid?

Thursday, May 22nd, 2008 by

A few days ago, I had an interesting conversation with a very excited GoGrid user. So much so, that he was working on getting all of his production websites migrated over to GoGrid, but only after he fully installed cPanel. Using cPanel, he said, would enable him to seamlessly migrate all of his clients’ sites. He kept running into little tweaks that he needed to do here and there, but kept working on it, happy that he could so easily build up and rip down server instances with GoGrid. Eventually, he got it to work. His ultimate suggestion? Get an Operating System image with cPanel installed, or at a minimum, have a bare-bones install of CentOS so that cPanel could be installed easily.

As we continue to build out the GoGrid Operating System images (shortly to roll out some new ones), I thought that it would make sense to ask what Open Source software you might want to see in upcoming template releases.

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My list of Open Source apps that I would want on Windows and/or Linux is growing and includes:

What about actual Operating Systems like Ubuntu or Debian?

(more…) «What Operating System Images and Applications do YOU want on GoGrid?»

Facebook Application Hosting Comparison Matrix (Updated 2)

Monday, May 5th, 2008 by

8.27.08 – Note: Facebook and MySpace-enabled servers are currently unavailable on GoGrid. However, we have added other server images since the writing of this article. The table below has been slightly modified to reflect some changes. For a comparison of GoGrid to Amazon’s EC2, please see this page.

With the Facebook QuickStart Servers available now on GoGrid, we have received questions as to how the GoGrid service compares with others in the cloud computing and Facebook space. While this is not the “end-all” comparison, it does provide a point of reference between GoGrid, Amazon EC2 and Joyent.

Chart updated on 8/27/08.

GoGrid Amazon (EC2) Joyent
Windows Support YES NO NO
Linux Support YES YES NO
OpenSolaris Support NO NO YES
Graphical User Interface (GUI) YES NO NO
CPU 1 Xeon Core 1 Virtual Core 1/32 Xeon Core
RAM 1 GB 1.7 GB 512 MB
Storage Allotments (GB) 60 160 10
Full Root access YES YES YES
Load Balancing FREE $72/month NO
24×7 Support FREE $500/month NO
Price $72/month* $72/month FREE
Inbound data transfer (GB) FREE $0.10 500 recipients/hr
Outbound data transfer (GB) $0.25* $0.17 500 recipients/hr

*Pricing based on GoGrid Advanced Cloud and Transfer 200 GB plans

With GoGrid there are other choices as well for RAM and Storage allotments (1GB RAM servers have 60 GB disks and 2 GB RAM servers have 125GB disks). Key differentiators are the FREE support and Load Balancing offered by GoGrid as well as support for both Windows and Linux servers (Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and CentOS 4.4.) More OS images are added on a regular basis so check back regularly.

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New Server Templates added to GoGrid (Part 1)

Thursday, April 10th, 2008 by

As part of our regular updates to GoGrid code and functionality, we have released several new Web/Application and Database Sever Templates to GoGrid. This is part of a two set release with the next round coming tomorrow. (More information on the second set of templates in a subsequent blog post.)

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One of the great features of GoGrid is the ability to instantly create new servers based on precompiled and tested templates. Our goal is to provide a significant number of templates to match many different development needs and do so in a timely manner.

Yesterday, we released the following templates:

Web/Application Servers:

  • CentOS 4.5 (32-bit) with LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP) stack
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 (32-bit) with LAMP stack
  • Windows 2003 Server (32-bit) with IIS, ASP.NET and Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express

Database Servers: (more…) «New Server Templates added to GoGrid (Part 1)»

GoGrid FAQs – Part 1

Friday, March 28th, 2008 by

It is pretty obvious that the interest is high with GoGrid. And to that end, you have plenty of questions. We have been listening and hope that this first set of answers will help you in choosing GoGrid as your next hosting solution.

General

Question: Do I have full root access to each machine I’m running?

Answer:
Yes. All Linux machines have “root” access. All Windows machines have “administrator” access.

Question: Do I have to add new machines manually?

Answer:
Yes. Currently all new machines must be added via the GoGrid web interface.

Question: Can I set up a rule to have my GoGrid server scale automatically with demand?

Answer:
Not currently. However this is a feature that is on the product roadmap.

(more…) «GoGrid FAQs – Part 1»

Understanding your New GoGrid Account

Monday, March 17th, 2008 by

For those of you who have already signed up for a Trial or Paid GoGrid account, WELCOME! For those who have not, WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR? As many of you have already started using GoGrid for a variety of purposes, I felt that it might make some sense to provide some more information and clarification about your new service.

As always, please feel free to contact us should we need to clarify anything, to simply suggest some new or improved feature or to just RAVE about GoGrid in general.

For starters, I definitely recommend reading through the FAQ section of the GoGrid site as there are some answers to your questions there. You can get information on:

  • How to access and update your account
  • Change your billing information
  • Learn about the fundamentals of administering your account and servers
  • …And much more!

However, if you are like me, frequently you pass over all of the “Welcome” emails that you receive when you sign up for things. So, for those of you who have GoGrid accounts, here is a refresher; for those of you who do not, here is what you are missing.

What is the fastest way to get up and running? (more…) «Understanding your New GoGrid Account»