[racket] hosts with racket (or PLT-Scheme) support

From: Neil Van Dyke (neil at neilvandyke.org)
Date: Wed Sep 7 18:37:50 EDT 2011

Amazon AWS has a new "free tier" for EC2 
("http://aws.amazon.com/free/"), which I think gives you enough 
resources to run a low-traffic Racket server, if that 613 MB is usually 
RAM, not swap.  (Even if that includes the memory for the base Linux 
platform, that can be made pretty small, leaving almost all the memory 
for Racket processes.)

I will probably be playing with Racket on this AWS free tier soon.

If you don't want to use EC2, and you're stuck for now on hosting that 
only does CGI, if you code for the very 
bare-bones"http://www.neilvandyke.org/racket-scgi/" library, then you 
can run as CGI with fairly lightweight process startup, and then when 
you upgrade to a real server, it will let you run as fast SCGI without 
any source code changes or recompiling.  Ideally, if you'd like to use 
the Racket Web Server, the process startup to run it as normal CGI can 
be made quick.


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