Thank you Jenna.. an excellent point as always ! I agree that I wouldn't want 
to give any impression that this service should replace any paid hosting. So I 
think that a simple daily backup would suffice to guarantee any issue. We have 
a forum at so I think we will use that one. I was also 
thinking about a coding competition with prizes etc. what do you think ?
thanks again

On Aug 31, 2012, at 2:24 AM, Jenna Fox <> wrote:

> I'm not sure I understand the usefulness of the second and third server? Is 
> it for redundancy? If I were running free hosting I'd be cautious of such 
> things as I wouldn't want to give the users the impression I was going to be 
> completely committed to keeping it online forever and having bulletproof 
> reliability and so on.I guess I'd be focusing more now on building a 
> community around it, so people can trade tips and help each other out. A 
> forum or something like that I guess?
> —
> Jenna
> On Friday, 31 August 2012 at 10:02 AM, David C gurugeek wrote:
>> Hello!
>> Just a short update regarding the free hosting (I hope this is not too 
>> annoying but I received several emails from uses that saw this on the list 
>> so it could be interesting): we have now updated the system with more RAM 
>> and solid state drives. We have also removed the invitation key so everyone 
>> can apply at (provided that something that makes sense is 
>> written in the about you/motivation field. If you read this mailing list 
>> just note that and it will be fine - accounts are activated daily).
>> The whole system is written in Camping + Bash and it was a bit of a 
>> challenge but also a lot of fun to learn the camping way to do things :)
>> Yet this is just free hosting what is new ? Well we were thinking to 
>> make the service more special by adding an automatic live sync of user space 
>> (and all the relevant apps) in 2 more servers. This will include the mysql 
>> database if needed so for example if your app is at it will 
>> automatically be live synched in 2 separate servers so for example 
>> and the main domain 
>> will automatically switch in case that a server 
>> becomes unavailable.
>> What do you think about this ? It is probably not needed for most 
>> programmers that just want a space to try out things so we could also simply 
>> have a regular backup on S3 and similar services but it would certainly be 
>> something that, as far as I know, nobody offers ?
>> Thanks and
>> Best Regards
>> David
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