Communities

Writing
Writing
Codidact Meta
Codidact Meta
The Great Outdoors
The Great Outdoors
Photography & Video
Photography & Video
Scientific Speculation
Scientific Speculation
Cooking
Cooking
Electrical Engineering
Electrical Engineering
Judaism
Judaism
Languages & Linguistics
Languages & Linguistics
Software Development
Software Development
Mathematics
Mathematics
Christianity
Christianity
Code Golf
Code Golf
Music
Music
Physics
Physics
Linux Systems
Linux Systems
Power Users
Power Users
Tabletop RPGs
Tabletop RPGs
tag:snake search within a tag
answers:0 unanswered questions
user:xxxx search by author id
score:0.5 posts with 0.5+ score
"snake oil" exact phrase
votes:4 posts with 4+ votes
created:<1w created < 1 week ago
post_type:xxxx type of post
Search help
Notifications
Mark all as read
Q&A

Post History

#1: Initial revision by user avatar manassehkatz‭ · 2021-06-10T22:06:52Z (over 1 year ago)
While I haven't gotten to doing it myself yet, my recommendation, except for those who have to work totally offline (which would cause problems for any content coming from a CDN or other sources such as Sefaria), my recommendation is to use Amazon Web Services (AWS). This happens to be the same system used for the production environment.

While you do need to have a credit card or other payment method set up to get started, much of the basic level is either totally free or free for 12 months - what Amazon calls [Free Tier](https://aws.amazon.com/free/?all-free-tier.sort-by=item.additionalFields.SortRank&all-free-tier.sort-order=asc&awsf.Free%20Tier%20Types=*all&awsf.Free%20Tier%20Categories=*all). This includes:

* 750 hours of t2.micro or t3.micro (effectively one tiny server on 24/7, but could be more if you turn them on/off as needed) (Need to check specs to see if t2.micro or t3.micro is big enough.)
* 5 GB S3 storage - enough for a basic system with a bunch of test image uploads, etc.
* 750 hours of RDS, which means if you want to use a small RDS database instead of running MySQL within EC2, that is an option at no extra charge.
* 30 GB Elastic Block Storage, which works with EC2.

The alternatives are either a small-but-dedicated Linux system or a virtual machine (e.g., VirtualBox) within a Mac or Windows system.