Ask DN: Best way to monetize

almost 10 years ago from Robin Raszka,

  • Ketan Anjaria, almost 10 years ago

    Robin, I saw that you are hosting on Heroku, Heroku is insanely expensive, you could switch to Digital Ocean or other hosts and reduce your costs.

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    • Mathieu MayerMathieu Mayer, almost 10 years ago


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    • Jose PadillaJose Padilla, almost 10 years ago

      Definitely. Pttrns seems like one of those sites that with tons of caching can handle that kind of traffic without any problems. Hosting this up properly with decent servers on Digital Ocean, Ubiquity or Linode would be way less than $200. You could setup one proxy server, one app server, one db, one instance of something like memcache, and you should be golden. Would be interesting to hear more about the technical details. My bet is that probably out of those $2k, 20% or even less is going into hosting.

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    • Robin RaszkaRobin Raszka, almost 10 years ago (edited almost 10 years ago )

      I think it's worth it, I really like Heroku as a product. For me it's the Rolls-Royce of cloud platforms. All the Add-ons, Docs, Support etc. is very well crafted and they take design seriously.

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      • Ketan Anjaria, almost 10 years ago

        Yes it's a great product but the latency is terrible and you can get much better performance for a much much lower cost with other hosts. The design of a host matters little when you are losing money.

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