On Tue, 1 Oct 2013 11:11:16 -0700, Brion Vibber wrote:
Question for the group:
Would an officially supported general-purpose MediaWiki hosting service be
useful to people who would like to run wikis, but don't have the time,
expertise, or resources to maintain their own installation?
If so, what can we (as interested parties in MediaWiki development and use)
do to make this happen?
This topic and some of the stuff I've been reading (Google App
PHP docs, various AWS docs, etc...) has brought up a few new additions
to my old ideas around wiki hosting, especially my old self-serve idea.
Reading the AWS docs also gave me the thought of a wiki host run on AWS
with load balancers, auto-scaled servers (the source of the wiki code in
some object store or something not dependent on a server's filesystem),
and the job queue in SQS using spot-instances occasionally to chew
through the job queue by temporarily spawning a normally expensive
server at a cheap price.
~Daniel Friesen (Dantman, Nadir-Seen-Fire) [http://danielfriesen.name/