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Can we have a paid installation service for askbot?

asked 2011-06-10 11:07:01 -0500

Let us say maybe people can donate $25 to the project if they want to have askbot installed on their own machine with the help from another community members

This might help adoption of the software and help the project financially too

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answered 2011-06-10 14:54:17 -0500

Evgeny's avatar

updated 2011-06-12 13:20:27 -0500

Hi guys,

For those who would rather spend a few dollars than some time - we provide paid installation, maintenance and development services, if interested - please contact

This is in addition to support at this forum, all free and in most cases quick. All of the documentation and the code are of course public and will continue to improve, no worries.

We appreciate support of several of you who helped develop the project financially as coding takes real time. Quite a few features were sponsored this year.

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of course this is the correct answer.
Evgeny's avatar Evgeny  ( 2011-06-11 13:06:35 -0500 )edit

answered 2011-06-10 14:37:02 -0500

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If the goal is to facilitate the deployment for new comers, one good solution would be to provide a virtual machine hosted for instance on

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Allright, I change my mind about this, we will provide amazon image for askbot, but it is work, I don't think I can get to it in a couple of weeks.
Evgeny's avatar Evgeny  ( 2011-06-10 15:32:42 -0500 )edit
What is your monthly cost to host such appliance?
Evgeny's avatar Evgeny  ( 2011-06-10 17:20:19 -0500 )edit
"Your TurnKey Hub account is free Pay Amazon directly for the cloud resources you use No setup, cancellation or monthly fees No risk, no commitments"
DealsVistaCom's avatar DealsVistaCom  ( 2011-06-10 17:49:38 -0500 )edit
Samuel, I am curious, is there a reason you are using Amazon hosting? How many people does your site serve?
Evgeny's avatar Evgeny  ( 2011-06-10 23:37:40 -0500 )edit
I am not using Amazon hosting. Askbot is deployed in a redhat vm running in an internal cloud (in my company, not mine ;-)) For the moment the site is not live. I am just evaluating the application with 5 futures main contributors. My goal is to improve the knowledge sharing between 200 programmers and 150 testers. I have not started the performance evaluation but with our cloud in 1 click we can allow more power to the application in real time. FYI I have planned to integrate the project speeqe to see how much it would cost to have a chat room management like chat.stackoverflow. Let me know i
Samuel's avatar Samuel  ( 2011-06-11 06:20:12 -0500 )edit

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