[erlang-questions] Any advice to a Java webhost company about Erlang hosting?

Vance Shipley <>
Wed Feb 5 13:44:28 CET 2014


On Feb 5, 2014 5:01 PM, "Loïc Hoguin" <> wrote:
>
> Pardon my ignorance but what does a Java hosting company do exactly
compared to just getting a server?

When I hear "Java hosting" or "Erlang hosting" I think of cloud
environments which provide JVM or BEAM virtual machines (emulators) where
you aren't bothered by operating systems. You pay for instances of the VMs
and transactional bandwidth. This is what Google AppEngine provides for
Java, Python and Go.  I've developed cloud services using Go on Appengine
and it was wonderfully clean and simple.

One future for Erlang may be the LING VM from http://erlangonxen.com which
runs directly on the Xen hypervisor which is wicked cool. I've got big hope
for this.

But in practice I'm sure that it means Linux VMs with Erlang/OTP
preinstalled.
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