[erlang-questions] setting up a VPS for dedicated erlang server

Joe Armstrong erlang@REDACTED
Wed Mar 1 12:28:20 CET 2017

Thanks for all your reply - I shall choose one of these and give it a try.
It seems there is a lot of choice.

Next problem.

Given that I have decided on a VPS and payed the $$$ - what I now have
is a raw machine and some kind of admin interface.

The admin interface will (I guess) allow choice of an OS and set up a few
basic things - at the end of which I assume I can do an SSH login and then
I'm free to play.

The next step is that I want to setup a whole load of things to make the machine
minimally useful - install Erlang etc.

All the installation commands and paths and environment variables and so
will depend upon my choice of OS - it would be nice to just run a local
script (on my machine at home) that automates as much as possible of this.

But what I'd prefer to do is abstract away from the package manager and say

    $ remote_install <my VPS> erlang

If my remote machine was a linux machine this might cause an 'apt get command'
to be issued remotely - if the remote machine was windows it would do
a chocolatey command - it it were a mac it would do a brew command

Is there anything remotely like this???

Has anybody any advice on the best way to proceed. Or do I have to write
a long 'rsh' script :-(

(And no I'm not looking for an expensive tool that does *everything* and has
a 400 page manual - just something simple)



On Wed, Mar 1, 2017 at 12:08 PM, Joe Armstrong <erlang@REDACTED> wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 1, 2017 at 11:35 AM, Hugo Mills <hugo@REDACTED> wrote:
>> On Wed, Mar 01, 2017 at 10:24:39AM +0000, Igor Clark wrote:
>>> Bit late to this party but I really like https://www.scaleway.com/ -
>>> they're European (Paris/Amsterdam), and they provide cheap,
>>> decent-spec VPSs, as well as their "Bare metal" range which is
>>> own-design, custom-build, multi-tenant hardware. I use one with
>>> 4-core/8GB/50GBSSD for €11.99/month. And you get unmetered bandwidth
>>> at a decent fixed rate (300mbps on my package), so you don't get
>>> out-of-control bandwidth charge horror stories. And no, I don't work
>>> there, I just think they're really good :-)
>>    I'll second Scaleway. It's Just Worked for me.
>>    The other recommendation I've got is a small company called Bitfolk
>> (http://bitfolk.com). More expensive than many of the larger
>> operators, but the quality of the support is superb. (Disclaimer: I've
>> known the owner of the company for many years; I own two Bitfolk VMs
>> and manage a third).
>>    Hugo.
>>> On 28/02/2017 23:52, Nathaniel Waisbrot wrote:
>>> >>In my experience cheap VPS services tend to be flaky. Amazon offers EC2 instance for free for one year. I doubt you can get a more reliable setup for the price.
>>> >
>>> >
>>> >The free tier is nice if you're interested in getting into Amazon (it's a frequently requested resume item). But I used the "free" tier, thought I was being careful, and got slapped with $60 in charges from network traffic before I could shut things down. There is no way to tell Amazon "I would rather go offline than pay $x", so a misconfigured cron job or traffic spike (DDoS?) that happens while you're asleep is basically guaranteed to cost you.
>>> >
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