I like Eric's suggestion of a cloud server, as we could set this up via our
new relationship with CLIR/DLF which means management of the web resources
can be swapped around without having to move to another server. Recently,
I've been moving web sites I manage for different non-profit groups to
situations like WordPress.com, which makes it trivial to pass on
responsibility. Going to AWS or something similar for Code4Lib is like
that. I urge serious consideration of this path, and thanks, Eric, for the
On Mon, May 7, 2018 at 7:51 PM, Eric Lease Morgan <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> On May 7, 2018, at 6:36 PM, Wick, Ryan David <[log in to unmask]>
> > After over 10 years of hosting http://code4lib.org at Oregon State
> University Libraries, we'd like to offer up the opportunity to another
> institution or group.
> > The sites are currently hosted on an aging physical server, and we
> figured this would be a good time to transition.
> > The server currently includes code4lib.org (Drupal), wiki.code4lib.org
> (Mediawiki), planet.code4lib.org (Planet) and vote.code4lib.org (Rails)
> > OSU has also been managing domain registration for code4lib.org for a
> few years now.
> > Given the need for systems administration, software and security
> updates, maintenance, backups, etc. we’re looking for an institution with
> sufficient resources to take this on. Making some server accounts for
> community members available is very important.
> > There is also an opportunity to explore moving on from Drupal, since
> it's overkill for what very little we use it for. But I think it's
> important to preserve what we've created (especially past conferences) and
> for the community to control our content. I believe that should be a
> separate conversation than the hosting though, at least initially.
> > I plan to continue assisting with user account management and some other
> back-end tasks, though I welcome any help with that.
> > Let me know if there is serious interest, or if there are other
> questions or concerns.
> Ryan, about how much disk space is required for the totality of Code4Lib
> content, not necessarily including operating system, applications, etc.
> Less than 80 GB? Also, how much RAM does your current hardware use? What
> I'm getting as it, "How much might it cost to have a cloud server?" --Eric