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

Michael Turner <>
Wed Feb 5 14:28:57 CET 2014


> Pardon my ignorance but what does a Java hosting company do exactly compared to just getting a server?

I love it when people say "just" about things like this. I'd like to
get them slightly drunk and make them a bet: for every minute /under/
the amount they estimate that setup will take, I'll pay them $5. For
every minute /over/ their estimate, /I/ get $5. I'd probably be able
to retire early just by going to hacker meetups and offering to buy a
round for everybody at a bar nearby.

> wonderfully clean and simple.

Yes. Please.

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Michael Turner
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On Wed, Feb 5, 2014 at 9:44 PM, Vance Shipley <> wrote:
>
> 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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