How do I use a 100% fail proof web page for my more apps

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Post » Wed Jul 08, 2015 9:37 am

Hello,
This is not a strict construct 2 question but i wonder if someone from the community could help on that

i would like to have a more app page on the web so i could direct users of my apps to that page

however i would like to have this page 100% fail proof so no matter what server will always be up.

any cloud solutions that are recommended to host this page ?

Thanks
Alon
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Post » Wed Jul 08, 2015 10:43 am

there is no 100% fail proof... if an astroid hits the earth... well i have played to much games ;)
you could maintain a cluster in seperate data centers...
you need at least 2 load balancers and 2 file/mysql servers...

You can also take a look here: http://www.rackspace.com/blog/implement ... ate-cloud/

Also you can google "high availability web hosting" keywords: medical, financial

Kind regards
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Post » Wed Jul 08, 2015 10:49 am

well,
as my apps are not that popular yet :) i need something cheap to scale up with if / when apps become popular
so while rackspace are great host they are way above my needs and cost structure. Any idea of a more economical solutions ?
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Post » Wed Jul 08, 2015 10:51 am

thought maybe even to use wix or other similar platforms for that sake
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Post » Wed Jul 08, 2015 2:03 pm

wix -> dont ;)
do it your self... if you go cheap you wont have high availability neither you will have speed. but it will be enought for a long time. i have some performant servers avaiable for hosting, but they are located in germany.

regards
Patrick
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Post » Wed Jul 08, 2015 3:49 pm

Thanks Patrick
Why not wix, weebly etc? They all offer for around 10 a month a website builder on my domain. I guess they are all hosted on Amazon or Google cloud
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Post » Wed Jul 08, 2015 3:51 pm

All im planning is to host one page for ios with app icons and links. And another one for android.
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Post » Wed Jul 08, 2015 4:07 pm

Here's a question, why don't you do that directly in your apps? It's what I plan to do... once I have more then 1 app released that is(which is where I am at the moment:P).

I plan to just put a "Check out my other games" button/sprite in each app. If the user clicks on the button he gets taken to a layout that features all of the games I have with name, icon and a short description for each of them. And if he clicks on one of the game icons his browser will popup and he will get taken to the googleplay url(or ios url or whatever) for that game.
Sure it's probably gonna be a bit of a hassle to update each app every time you release a new one, but I think it would be worth it, no?

And if you want a "website" to host all of them and maybe makes announcements about upcoming titles, etc. you could always just use wordpress, which is free. Or is wordpress too simplistic for your needs?
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Post » Wed Jul 08, 2015 4:07 pm

The irk lays in the 100%

So few who have that :lol:

For the vast majority you'll have to settle with ~98 % uptime :)


For what it looks like you need, just pick a decent host (check reviews) which offer lots of packages, and start with some premium package. (1 or 2 levels above cheapest)
These generally have a domain name, unlimited web space, roughly 5 to 10 gigs a month bandwidth usage, lots of mysql databases, lots of 1 click install able websites/apps.
Somewhere between 5 to 10 bucks a month.

I use ifastnet, an UK based one, imo more likely to have 97% uptime though :\ but .. very good services and client portal, low prices, good and quick helpdesk, lots of install-able apps and sites and many specialized packages.
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Post » Wed Jul 08, 2015 7:31 pm

i already use a nice host (hostgator) with no problems for years

however using your own host could be tricky
1. shared hosting can easily be hacked , and icons of my apps could be replaces with other images , this could kill the brand by apple
2. while im happy from my hositng for web i think that apps require 99.99% uptime

why not having all on local app page ? becuase we plan to release ga game once a month and that measn that if we have 10 games we will need to update thier builds everytime a new game is launched

so i am looking for a solution to show more apps inside of my games that will updtae as long as i lunch new apps, maybe there is a nother solution that im missing ?
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