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Re: [Lynx-dev] ot: slightly web host ideas?

From: Karen Lewellen
Subject: Re: [Lynx-dev] ot: slightly web host ideas?
Date: Wed, 22 Aug 2018 21:37:44 -0400 (EDT)

Dreamhost donates hosting to nonprofits free of charge.
As expressed I still have to reach this server, in DOS, to even run these commands, and at the moment this is part of the problem. No one with curtain up understands Linux, and our dsl provider will not even discuss it.

On Wed, 22 Aug 2018, Travis Siegel wrote:

Karen, to run your own linux server, it's simply a matter of signing up for the free core live patches konocal provides to keep the core os up to date. To keep the system itself updated, every time a person logs into their shell account, the system will let you know how many packages need updated, then you run two commands, sudo apt-get update, and sudo apt-get upgrade. That's pretty much all there is to it. If your organization has the funds, linode even has a service where for 100 bucks a month (I think it's a month, could be a year, but I think it's monthly), they'll even apply the updates for you so your organization doesn't even have to do that. I'm sure that there's someone at your organization that can run a couple commands once a week or so to keep programs up to date. Running a server isn't like it used to be back in the 90s when I first started self hosting linux machines, and had to do all the maintenance myself, hosting has come a long way since then. If your organization truly has nobody that is tech savy, you could easily get someone to do the initial setup for you, (though I believe linode will do that too for a fee), then you won't have to do anything but get someone to watch the logs to make sure nothing is broken, though honestly, even that isn't truly necessary since anything that is truly broken should be noticed by the server monitoring and patched on the fly. It's always a good idea to have someone watch the logs though, just because it's always good to know what's going on with the system as a whole, but you don't have to be a tech specialist to do that task, just a bit knowledgeable about what should be running on the system, and what isn't supposed to be happening, that's pretty much it.

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