We maintain a list of recommended Lino hosting providers.
- hosting provider¶
A legal person who provides hosting service.
- hosting service¶
The work of installing and maintaining a Lino site according to the requirements of a site operator.
The combined services of a site maintainer who collaborates with a server provider.
- server provider¶
Installs and maintains a virgin Linux server to be used for running Lino sites.
Is responsible for root actions, backups, reliable functioning and protection against certain types of attacks unauthorized access.
Creates one or several SSH user accounts to be used by the server administrator. Grants access to the server via SSH.
Makes the web sites on the server available via Internet or a local network.
- server administrator¶
Installs and maintains the system software on a given Lino server.
Takes care of the maintenance and security of the server. Plans and executes software updates and data migrations.
Communicates with the site maintainers who use the server.
Responsibilities of a hosting provider¶
As a Lino hosting provider you assume the following responsibilities:
You set up a virtual machine running with a virgin Debian operating system and grant SSH access to a site maintainer.
You care about registering a domain name and SSH certificates if the customer needs it.
You care about security and protect the server against hackers
You make backups of the server to make sure it doesn’t get lost in case of a serious accident.
You care about scaling. When your customer’s site grows, they might want to move to a bigger machine.
You care about reliability and make sure that the Lino site is always available to respond when your customer needs it.
You respond to support requests of the site operator.