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  1. stinger608

    stinger608 Dedicated TPU Cruncher & Folder

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    Okay, for the more server savvy members:

    Is there a way to upload a virtual machine to a web hosting server and run WCG? Maybe through an FTP or something of that nature?

    I have a web host that I have unlimited space, bandwidth, and ftp sites. Wondering if it is possible to do such a thing. If so I am not sure where to begin to be honest.

    Any insight would be much appreciated.
     
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    [Ion] WCG Team Assistant

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    I would hazard a guess that it won't work. Typically, when you rent server space, it comes with a very limited amount of processing power. Also, in order to do anything with a VM, you'd need VM software (VirtualBox, etc), which probably isn't available to you :ohwell:

    I tried to register for the HP Cloud Beta to run WCG on, but I was never able to get my account set up :(
     
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    This idea is crazy all right...but I think not quite crazy enough to work. :)
     
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    There are different kinds of hosting. The hosting you speak of is not dedicated hosting, so no you cannot. The hosting you have is just to move files around, with a few added functions like SQL and FTP, maybe even PHP.

    You need to look into options for dedicated hosting to be able to administer an operating system.
     
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    There where a few people who did it with hp cloud at first. I am pretty sure MStenholm was doing it, not sure if he still is or not.
     
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    stinger608 Dedicated TPU Cruncher & Folder

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    :toast: yep that totally makes sense. As you said, it is in fact a shared hosting and not a dedicated hosting. Didn't really even think about that one. :laugh:
     
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    Web hosting doesn't give you exclusive rights to the server. You would need a dedicated server or a VPS to run crunching off of.

    What you want to do doesn't work that way.
     

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