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

Dmitry Kolesnikov <>
Wed Feb 5 15:10:36 CET 2014


Yes, I was following the Heroku progress. It looks awesome to me.
But we are still stack with old, good AWS EC2...

- Dmitry 

On 05 Feb 2014, at 15:57, Sean Cribbs <> wrote:

> I'm sure Tristan and Geoff will tell you, there is a buildpack that makes it pretty easy to deploy Erlang applications on Heroku. It doesn't build releases, but it does builds and deploys your project directly from a "git push", which is pretty awesome.
> 
> https://github.com/archaelus/heroku-buildpack-erlang
> 
> 
> On Wed, Feb 5, 2014 at 2:55 PM, Dmitry Kolesnikov <> wrote:
> Hello,
> 
> The release is extremely great feature, from my perspective.
> You can product “self” deployable packages with help of bash magic. 
> This makes not needs to have Erlang pre-installend on any of the target machines.
> 
> - Dmitry
> 
> On 05 Feb 2014, at 15:49, Ivan Uemlianin <> wrote:
> 
>> Isn't (part of) the point of erlang releases that you don't need erlang pre-installed?
>> 
>> Ivan
>> 
>> --
>> festina lente
>> 
>> 
>> On 5 Feb 2014, at 12:44, 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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