Hosting providers post-Rackspace


(Bob Hoyt) #43

Further feedback from the same instructor:

I have updated information on the student subscription cost. They’ve changed their model since last time I looked into it. Students now purchase a 365 day access code. I’ve attached the options. Note the $85 per year is for just the coding part of the VLab and the $100-$110 per year, per student is for the full lab, including the coding/grouping modules. More information on the features of the vlab are:

(Tony McCormick) #44

I don’t see any per user fees being necessary, either. We are not just offering to “host” that can be done by anyone, it’s host, manage the services, reset the database between classes, etc.

(Tony McCormick) #45

If we can do it cheaper at the community level, then that’s cool too. That was just my offer as a commercial vendor of hosting services

(Bob Hoyt) #46

It’s very helpful to just have some ballpark figures for comparison purposes. Frankly, I don’t know what a reasonable hosting fee is. Is anyone opposed to me contacting the publisher Pearson to see if there is any interest in them paying for an instance they can use or trying to collaborate in some other fashion?

(Robby O'Connor) #47

No objections. I think I can be onboard with $100-150/mo with semester-long contract. No per-user limits will be imposed. I think the community can offer this service – it also helps to get us money/revenue.

(Tony McCormick) #48

No objections from me either

(Tony McCormick) #49

My customers pay between $300 / $600 for hosting and support depending on what services they want. Just so you know.

(Judy Gichoya) #50

I like 600 per semester and single user fees

(Bob Hoyt) #51

@r0bby @aethelwulffe @tony Are we any closer to deciding on a new host? I suspect several universities may want to know. We do have to fix a few software issues first

(Robby O'Connor) #52

We’re staying put on Rackspace for now. Our discount is going to remain indefinitely.

(Robby O'Connor) #53