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28th
Oct 2016
TheNiqabiCoderMum
@nqcm
Oct 28 2016 15:30
hi everyone. i am a complete newbie, still in my beginner learning stage when it comes to code. i want to use ushahidi for my non profit but i have no idea how to go about using the open source code. can anyone please help me? i will need answers to the very basic questions like can i install ushahidi on a web hosting server or will i need a virtual server?
Ushbot
@ushbot
Oct 28 2016 15:43
[David Losada, Ushahidi] hello there, I would suggest checking the instructions at https://www.ushahidi.com/support/install-ushahidi#installing-on-heroku
[David Losada, Ushahidi] Heroku has free plans and easy deployments to get you started
TheNiqabiCoderMum
@nqcm
Oct 28 2016 18:34
but if i dont want to go with heroku then what options do i have? a virtual server? or can ushahidi be installed on a web server like wordpress?
TheNiqabiCoderMum
@nqcm
Oct 28 2016 18:40
also can ushahidi work on amazon cloud servers? like EC2?
Ushbot
@ushbot
Oct 28 2016 18:45
[David Losada, Ushahidi] the answer is in most cases probably yes, although there are easier and harder routes
[David Losada, Ushahidi] we haven’t tested much shared hosting environments (like where you usually install wordpress), we know some of them are failing
[David Losada, Ushahidi] linux EC2 and virtual servers is what we use ourselves, so yes we know that works
[David Losada, Ushahidi] in all cases we recommend PHP version 5.5
TheNiqabiCoderMum
@nqcm
Oct 28 2016 19:22
@ushbot ok thanks
is there any minimum system requirmenet (apart from php 5. 5) ?
TheNiqabiCoderMum
@nqcm
Oct 28 2016 19:40
on amazon market place i found this https://aws.amazon.com/marketplace/pp/B009I5ECZC is it from Ushahidi or is it from a third party?
please advise how much RAM, bandwidth and HDD is recommended for a medium traffic site is recommended by Ushahidi?
Ushbot
@ushbot
Oct 28 2016 19:43
[David Losada, Ushahidi] no, we are not providers for that marketplace AMI . It’s a pretty old version too
[David Losada, Ushahidi] how would you qualify medium traffic? about how many visitors per hour? 10? 100? 1000?
TheNiqabiCoderMum
@nqcm
Oct 28 2016 19:45
around 500 in the beginning
Ushbot
@ushbot
Oct 28 2016 19:48
[David Losada, Ushahidi] a couple gigabytes of ram should be plenty, with room to grow .. one gigabyte may be enough though
[David Losada, Ushahidi] 16 gigs of disk should be more than enough (including the operating system)
[David Losada, Ushahidi] and bandwidth.. not really sure, but feels like 500GB - 1TB per month should be comfy
TheNiqabiCoderMum
@nqcm
Oct 28 2016 19:50
ok thanks
Ushbot
@ushbot
Oct 28 2016 19:51
[David Losada, Ushahidi] welcome
TheNiqabiCoderMum
@nqcm
Oct 28 2016 19:52
so if i go to the amazon EC2 route, where can i get the instructions to install Ushahidi on amazon server
Ushbot
@ushbot
Oct 28 2016 19:55

[David Losada, Ushahidi] well, we don’t walk you through the operation of EC2, or even every step of the installation for that matter. However, we provide some guidance. Here is the easier route:

https://www.ushahidi.com/support/install-ushahidi#installing-zipped-release-bundle

[David Losada, Ushahidi] this one is harder: https://www.ushahidi.com/support/install-ushahidi#installing-on-linux , you would need it once you decide to make changes to our code
TheNiqabiCoderMum
@nqcm
Oct 28 2016 19:57
is there any option where i can hire someone from Ushahidi to do the installations for me plus customize it to suit my needs?
Ushbot
@ushbot
Oct 28 2016 20:00
[David Losada, Ushahidi] yes there is, we’ve got a page in our website devoted to that: https://www.ushahidi.com/solutions
TheNiqabiCoderMum
@nqcm
Oct 28 2016 20:07
ok thanks
much appreciated!
Ushbot
@ushbot
Oct 28 2016 20:09
[David Losada, Ushahidi] thank you for your visit!