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Introducing Happy Moose hosting – hosting with antlers!

We have not gone completely bananas and launched an animal themed shared hosting company. But we have made a fake one – Happy Moose – as a reference to running such a business in a public cloud using AWS. Here is how it came about!

Shorter time to market for new customers

We have been playing with the idea to deliver our software in a public cloud for long. The reasoning behind this is simple: shorter time to market for our new customers. When launching a service based on a high capacity hosting software like Atomia using on-prem infrastructure, installation and configuration are the biggest time consumers.

No hassle with infrastructure

One of the challenges using an on-prem infrastructure is that everyone sets it up differently and often without considering the requirements too carefully. Therefore, a lot of work goes into adjusting the setup to work with infrastructure. This problem is eliminated offering our customers a prepared AWS setup.

Less complexity, faster launch

Another time consuming part of the time to market phase is configuration. Once you have everything installed you want to configure it to work like the hosting software you already have, which you want to replace with Atomia. While this is somewhat of a contradiction it is essentially the case. By serving a prepared setup that is ready to go we can get around this added complexity. This entices our customers to make just a few changes before launching their new service.

Cost examples

Now, there are some concerns with running hosting in a public cloud. So below we have listed some infrastructure and cost examples for the Happy Moose setup. We can’t guarantee that these are completely accurate for your company, but this gives you some idea. All prices are given in euro with AWS location in Frankfurt.

If you prefer to utilize your on-premise shared hosting and/or cloud resources you will only need the setup in the first table for the Atomia Platform.

On-premise shared hosting

RoleSpecificationsMonthly price
Atomia internal server2 CPU / 4 GB RAM50
Atomia public server2 CPU / 4 GB RAM50
Domain controller2 CPU / 4 GB RAM50
Atomia Database2 CPU / 8 GB RAM75
Storage / Snapshots600 GB / 800 GB130
Network (data / IP)50 GB / 2 IP’s10
Total365

Shared hosting clusters

RoleSpecificationsMonthly price
Atomia Domain Registration2 vCPU / 4 GB RAM40
Atomia DNS Master server1 vCPU / 1 GB RAM10
Name server 11 vCPU / 1 GB RAM10
Name server 21 vCPU / 1 GB RAM10
Total70

Miscellaneous

RoleSpecificationsMonthly price
Internal DNS resolver1 vCPU / 1 GB RAM10
Puppet master2 vCPU / 4 GB RAM40
Nagios monitoring server1 vCPU / 1 GB RAM10
Daggre stats processing1 vCPU / 2 GB RAM20
AWStats processing1 vCPU / 2 GB RAM20
Cron server1 vCPU / 1 GB RAM10
Atomia File System Agent1 vCPU / 1 GB RAM10
Installatron1 vCPU / 2 GB RAM20
Webmail2 vCPU / 4 GB RAM40
Internal mail server1 vCPU / 2 GB RAM20
Total200

FTP cluster

RoleSpecificationsMonthly price
FTP Server 11 vCPU / 2 GB RAM20
FTP Server 21 vCPU / 2 GB RAM20
Total40

Apache Cluster

RoleSpecificationsMonthly price
Apache Server 12 vCPU / 4 GB RAM40
Apache Server 22 vCPU / 4 GB RAM40
Total80

CloudLinux Cluster

RoleSpecificationsMonthly price
CloudLinux server 12 vCPU / 4 GB RAM40
CloudLinux server 22 vCPU / 4 GB RAM40
Total80

IIS Cluster

RoleSpecificationsMonthly price
IIS server 12 vCPU / 4 GB RAM40
IIS server 22 vCPU / 4 GB RAM40
Total80

Mail Cluster

RoleSpecificationsMonthly price
Mail server 12 vCPU / 4 GB RAM40
Mail server 22 vCPU / 4 GB RAM40
Total80

MySQL Cluster

RoleSpecificationsMonthly price
MySQL server 14 vCPU / 16 GB RAM180
MySQL server 24 vCPU / 16 GB RAM180
Total360

MS SQL Cluster

RoleSpecificationsMonthly price
MS SQL server 14 vCPU / 16 GB RAM180
MS SQL server 24 vCPU / 16 GB RAM180
Total360

PostgreSQL Cluster

RoleSpecificationsMonthly price
PostgreSQL server 14 vCPU / 16 GB RAM180
PostgreSQL server 24 vCPU / 16 GB RAM180
Total360

SSH Server Cluster

RoleSpecificationsMonthly price
SSH server 11 vCPU / 2 GB RAM20
SSH server 21 vCPU / 2 GB RAM20
Total40

GlusterFS Storage Cluster

RoleSpecificationsMonthly price
GlusterFS server 12 vCPU / 4 GB RAM40
GlusterFS server 22 vCPU / 4 GB RAM40
Total80

Load Balancers Cluster

RoleSpecificationsMonthly price
LoadBalancer server 11 vCPU / 2 GB RAM20
LoadBalancer server 21 vCPU / 2 GB RAM20
Total40

Storage (for all above)

RoleSpecificationsMonthly price
Total amount of storage10 TB1100

Example of total costs for shared hosting

As an example, if you would like to offer the following:

  1. Atomia platform
  2. Domain registration + DNS
  3. Apache webhosting
  4. FTP
  5. Linux email
  6. MySQL servers
  7. Miscellaneous (webmail, statistics, Installatron)
  8. Load balanced shared hosting
  9. Total of 5 TB usable storage for webhosting

The total costs for this setup would be 1,910.00 euro per month.

We give you Happy Moose – what will you give to your customers?

We want to make it faster and simpler to launch high capacity and modern hosting services. Happy Moose hosting is our example of how this could work. All the work around it was done in just a couple of weeks – and one has to agree it is looking pretty good. 🙂

Want to see Happy Moose in action? Check it out at happymoose.atomia.com or simply send us a shout out at hello@atomia.com!

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