I was thinking about offering my Cobalt Raq3i system as a hosting platform. My host really gouges my pocketbook if I go over my Bandwidth limit (10Gb), so I wrote to vroom to ask about traffic at perlmonks.org. His response is attached below.
My box has MySQL and mod_perl installed. I think I can run the Everything engine without too many problems.
I am still interested in offering my box as a hosting platform, if you are still looking for a home. My server has about 2 gigs of space available and will be sharing bandwidth with three other LOW traffic sites.
----- Original Message -----
From: Vroom, Tim
To: 'richard - oakbox'
Sent: Monday, July 30, 2001 1:52 PM
Subject: RE: Bandwidth on perlmonks?
I'm honestly not sure about the bandwidth but I can research it.
My guess is that would probably be sufficient for the first six
months while the site gained an audience.
Is it your dedicated server? You'll need access to MySQL, Perl, and
mod_Perl. We haven't had a lot of success running the Everything
engine in a Windows environment.
I'd be up for helping you out if you think it's doable, I also know
of some others who would probably volunteer to help.
From: richard - oakbox mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
Sent: Friday, July 27, 2001 3:01 PM
Subject: Bandwidth on perlmonks?
Hello, my name is Richard and I'm still a lowly acolyte on PerlMonks.org (id
oakbox). On the chatbox today someone brought up setting up an everything
engine for a perl monks equivalent aimed at C programmers. Even though
there were several "What a good idea!" 's no one had a server where it could
My question is, what do YOU think about this idea and how much bandwidth
does perlmonks burn through in a month? I have a 10GB monthly limit on my
server right now, would that handle the load?