RimuHosting are working on a command line tool set to easily setup and manage a Kubernetes cluster. We are currently in a trial phase.
During this phase we will be providing free Kubernetes cluster hosting to developers needing an easy-to-setup, publicly-accessible Kubernetes cluster to hack on.
Just email support at rimuhosting, mention this blog post URL and give us a brief summary of what you plan to do. We will help get you setup with your own Kubernetes cluster for a few months (no cost).
If you are heading to KubeCon this month, this could be the perfect setup for trying out different recipes.
For more details on our Kubernetes management tool stack see our project at https://github.com/pbkwee/rimuhosting-k8s . We invite you to fork the project and contribute improvements. Let us know what you are working on: $$$ bounties are on offer.
"Kubernetes is an open source orchestration system for Docker containers. It handles scheduling onto nodes in a compute cluster and actively manages workloads to ensure that their state matches the users declared intentions. Using the concepts of "labels" and "pods", it groups the containers which make up an application into logical units for easy management and discovery."
After our recent introduction of CoreOS support we are extending our containerization support by adding a Kubernetes toolset: commandline tools that work with our server management API to setup a Kubernetes master server and multiple minions. This toolset has been open sourced and is available for you to use in setting up and operating your Kubernetes clusters.
This is an initial release and we welcome your pull requests and feedback.
For the latest version of this document see https://github.com/pbkwee/rimuhosting-k8s
Get a server API key at https://rimuhosting.com/cp/apikeys.jsp
If you do not already have a server with us, you will need to email RimuHosting and ask them to enable automated server setups on your account.
Git clone this project as well as https://github.com/pbkwee/RimuHostingAPI. The https://github.com/pbkwee/RimuHostingAPI project has a few changes required for rimuhosting-k8s and Python3.
Then on both run:
python3 setup.py build install
You can now order RimuHosting VMs running CoreOS!
CoreOS lets you provide startup 'recipies' (via cloud init files) to automatically install and provision container based micro services and applications. You can use tools like fleet and kubernetes to manage clusters of CoreOS servers.
Setting up a CoreOS server is easy. You just use our regular ordering or install pages. When you select the CoreOS option you will be prompted to provide a block of (standard) cloud init data. If you are using your API, then provide a /var/lib/coreos-install/user_data file via our file_injection_data parameter.
About our setup:
Some of our customers pay for their servers using a 3rd party's credit card (their boss', partner's or a generous friend's).
Every now and then those details need to get updated (new CC expiry dates, or a replacement card).
You can now let 3rd parties set their credit card details on our site without having to get them a login to the RimuHosting control panel. And without them having to give you their credit card details.
The 3rd party credit credit card link is on each credit card billing details page. It only works for that specific page, not other pages/cards. It is only valid for a fixed time (currently 48 hours). To use it simply copy and paste the link to the cardholder so they can update or set the credit card details.
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We love Debian. A lot. In fact we make it our recommended distro. We do that since it makes it easy to deploy, and maintain most recent packages resulting in fewer sysadmin headaches for us and our customers.
This year we decided to send a delegation of one (Juan Rossi) to attend DebConf 15. Juan had a great time at the conference and here is a precis of what was seen... Continue reading
RimuHosting is looking for experienced Linux sysadmins to provide support to our hosting customers as well as to help build and maintain our global hosting infrastructure. Continue reading
We have just tweaked 0ur pricing. You can now get more memory and disk for the same money! New order pricing starts from $12/m for a minimally configured VM. On the VM Hosting Budget plan on average you will be getting 15% more memory.
For customers with existing VMs on shared hosts check our upgrade page to see if you can add more memory to your servers.
Do ask us for anything you think we can do to help you get the most out of your servers. We can advise on appropriate memory and disk values. Figure out ways to improve pricing. Advise on fast dedicated hardware. Help install software. Setup backups and monitoring. Just ask!
PS: During July Peter will be attending OSCon in Portland and HostingCon in San Diego. If you're going to be there make yourself known!
A little coupon fun! You can add a $40 credit to your account when you order a new server with us.
Our servers are popular for hosting WordPress sites, drupal and Tomcat-based websites. When paired with a hosting control panel (like cPanel or Plesk) it is very easy to host multiple sites for you or your clients.
Our VPS plans are very flexible. You select the memory, disk space and data transfer allowance you need. You do not pay for resources you are not going to use. The VPSs are powerful, reliable Linux-based virtual machines. You have root SSH access.
Our sysadmins are available 24x7 to help install, troubleshoot and help out with your server.
So take take the hassle out of your hosting and sign up for a new server with us today at http://launchtimevps.com. Grab us on Live Chat if you had any quick questions. Or email us an enquiry.
The fine print:
This offer applies to new VPS, VPS-on-dedicated and regular dedicated servers. VPS pricing starts at around $16/m.
This deal is a new order special. When applied, it will add a 40.00 USD credit on your account. To qualify you need to order a server between 2015-05-10 and 2015-11-06, have the server running for a month and be up to date on your billing. It is one credit per customer (not per server order). And the credit must be applied before 2015-12-06.
After you order you'll need to pay the invoices created in the first 30 days (hosting fees and any setup fees). You'll also need to have any other balance owing on your account paid.
After the server has been up and running for a 30 days, go add the credit to your account at http://rimuhosting.com/cp/coupons.jsp?coupon=15NEWORD
We now have a Debian 8 image available for new VM setups and reinstalls. Debian 8 is code named "Jessie".
There is only a 64 bit image. Most customers are now ordering 64 bit distros. And some distros only come in a 64 bit flavor now, e.g. Centos 7.
Debian 8 is also an option for regular dedicated server setups.
The Jessie install is very minimal. After setup most customers would want to install Apache and Mysql. That is easy enough, do something like "apt-get install apache2 postfix mysql-server"
Some highlights from the release notes:
- Apache goes to version 2.4 (was 2.2 in Wheezy)
- PHP from 5.4 to 5.6
- uses systemd to mamaneg services, with the option to install
sysvinit if you prefer.
- Choice of MariaDB 10 or MySQL 5.5
- New packages like php-horde, tomcat8
If you're wishing to dist-upgrade from Wheezy to Jessie see the upgrade notes. Some tips:
- Run a snapshot in our control panel before doing any work. Then you can always revert back to that in the event of problems.
- In some cases our upgrade script at https://github.com/pbkwee/distrorejuve can do the work for you. wget -O distrorejuve.sh https://raw.githubusercontent.com/pbkwee/distrorejuve/master/distrorejuve.sh; bash distrorejuve.sh --to-jessie That script will update apt.sources and run a dist upgrade.