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'''Welcome to Funtoo Linux!''' Funtoo Linux is a Linux-based operating system that is a variant of [http://www.gentoo.org Gentoo Linux]. Funtoo Linux is:
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== Funtoo Linux Hosting ==
* ...'''fun!''' Our priority is to create a ''great, supportive and responsive'' user community.
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* ...'''user-centric and collaborative'''. Everyone is considered a '''user''' of Funtoo, first and foremost. You don't need any special privileges to collaborate with us.
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* ...'''production-oriented''': Our goal is to have Funtoo be useful for ''real-world tasks''. We use Funtoo to do stuff, like host our infrastructure. It needs to work.__NOTOC__
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* ...'''creative''': We seek creative, elegant and maintainable solutions to problems of all kinds.
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=== Distinctives ===
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If you support Funtoo Linux, we also want to support ''you'' in your Funtoo Linux adventure. Supporters of Funtoo Linux of at least $10/mo can request a Funtoo Linux virtual container. Here are the configurations currently being offered:
  
Funtoo Linux is led by [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_Robbins_(computer_programmer) Daniel Robbins], the creator and former Chief Architect of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gentoo_Linux Gentoo Linux], who serves as benevolent dictator for life (BDFL) of the project. Our organizational structure consists of BDFL and a small number of support staff, as well as members of our user community who are involved in improving Funtoo Linux. Developement efforts are driven by the BDFL as well as our users, and efforts are under way to implement various mechanisms to allow supporters of Funtoo Linux to chart the future direction of the project.
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* $10/mo : '''3GB''' RAM, '''4''' CPU threads, 50GB disk
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* $15/mo : '''6GB''' RAM, '''8''' CPU threads, 100GB disk
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* $30/mo : '''12GB''' RAM, '''12''' CPU threads, 200GB disk
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* $45/mo : '''48GB''' RAM, '''24''' CPU threads, 300GB disk
  
Funtoo Linux packages are installed from source code, automatically, thanks to the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portage_(software) Portage ports system.] Funtoo Linux has its own distinct ports tree (repository of packages), which is based on Gentoo's. Every several hours, the Funtoo Linux Portage tree is updated using an automated merge process, to include the latest changes from Gentoo Linux, Funtoo Linux developers and contributors, as well as other independent developers.  
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As you can see, this pricing is well below market rates, and includes fast SSD (solid state disk) storage, one IPv4 address, and lots of bandwidth. We believe that by enabling you to do with great things with Funtoo Linux, our community and technology will benefit. So we see this as a win for everyone.
  
We use [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Git_(software) Git] for all our development, and we also use Git to deliver our Portage tree to you.
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== Container FAQ ==
  
=== Getting Started ===
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;Do I get root access?: Yes, you get full root access to your container.
  
We encourage you to [[Funtoo Linux Installation|install Funtoo Linux]], and get involved in our user community. Get to know fellow Funtoo Linux users on our [http://forums.funtoo.org forums]. If you have any improvements or find any bugs in Funtoo Linux, you are strongly encouraged to report them on our [http://bugs.funtoo.org bug tracker]. This isn't just a formality -- we take all bugs seriously, and all work performed on Funtoo Linux is tracked on our bug tracker, for purposes of transparency (and to help everyone, including BDFL, from having to remember too much!)
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;Can I reboot my container?: Yes, reboot normally and it will come back up.
  
Funtoo Linux has a very active [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IRC IRC] community on Freenode, in the <code>#funtoo</code>, and you are encouraged to hang out online with our community.
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;How do I upgrade the kernel in my VPS?: A virtual container shares a kernel with the host, so you do not have the ability to change the kernel from "inside" the container.
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=== Resources ===
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Our community has a number of excellent resources for communication and collaboration:
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;Can I run Docker inside my container?: The OpenVZ development team is the largest code contributor to the Linux Containers kernel code (which is part of Docker,) and we use OpenVZ, but right now it is not possible to run LXC inside an OpenVZ container. This may change with the release of newer OpenVZ kernels based on 3.x.
  
* [http://forums.funtoo.org forums.funtoo.org] - our new forums!
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;Can I set up my own firewall?: Before you do, please contact me (Daniel) and let me know. I need to flip a few switches in your container to make iptables work properly. Otherwise it will silently fail on stateful firewalls and you may end up locking yourself out of your container.
* [https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/funtoo-dev funtoo-dev] mailing list
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* [http://bugs.funtoo.org bugs.funtoo.org], our bug tracker.
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* [http://larrythecow.org larrythecow.org], our Gentoo blog aggregation service.
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* [http://kernel-seeds.org kernel-seeds.org], resources for building your kernel from scratch.
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* [http://git.funtoo.org git.funtoo.org], our cgit repository browser.
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==== How Do I Get An Account For Wiki/Bugs? ====
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== Getting Started ==
  
Funtoo is currently beta-testing a new centralized login infrastructure. You can create a new account by heading to our [http://auth.funtoo.org:9093/new beta funtoo account creation page]. A new account will work on the wiki, bug tracker and forums. See [[Funtoo Authentication FAQ]] for more information.
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Once you have signed up for Funtoo Monthly support, contact me (drobbins@funtoo.org) and request a virtual container. You'll need to send me two things:
  
=== Funtoo Containers ===
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# The hostname you'd like for your container. It will be ''something''.host.funtoo.org.
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# Attach your SSH public key. I will use this to grant you root access to your container.
  
We want to give our supporters the opportunity to use Funtoo Linux online, as a virtual container. Financial supporters of the project are able to request a Funtoo Linux virtual container, based upon their level of support:
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== Generating SSH Keys ==
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To generate an SSH key pair, do this as the user that you'll be using to log in to your container:  
  
* $10/mo : '''3GB''' RAM, '''4''' CPU threads, 50GB disk
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$ ssh-keygen -t rsa
* $15/mo : '''6GB''' RAM, '''8''' CPU threads, 100GB disk
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* $30/mo : '''12GB''' RAM, '''12''' CPU threads, 200GB disk
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If you specify a passphrase when prompted, your local private key (~/.ssh/id_rsa) will be encrypted, and ssh will prompt you for this passphrase prior to connecting. If you don't specify a passphrase, then you won't need to enter anything to connect but it you need to be extra careful that you don't allow others to access your private key.
* $45/mo : '''48GB''' RAM, '''24''' CPU threads, 300GB disk
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The file you will need to send me is ~/.ssh/id_rsa.pub or ~/.ssh/id_dsa.pub. This is the public key... it's safe to send over email since all I or anyone else can use it for is to grant you access to a system using your private key. Just don't send your private key to me.
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== Policies ==
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The VPS is for '''your personal use'''. No reselling.
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There is currently no Web panel - these servers will be set up using my own automated tool and you will be provided with ssh access. I can periodically reload VPS images as needed.
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This service is offered as a thank-you gift to Funtoo Linux supporters as long as sufficient capacity is available, with no warranty for uptime or anything else.
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There are no refunds.
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While I host several production sites on this infrastructure, you assume all risk for hosting your production services on your VPS.
  
Find out more details on the [[Funtoo Hosting]] page.
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I will make a best-effort-only attempt to provide support via IRC and email, and do not offer 24/7 support for your VPS.  
  
=== Support Our Work ===
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'''US-Legal activities only. No spam will be tolerated.'''
  
We encourage all Funtoo Linux users to support our project via a comfortable recurring monthly support payment. Support at levels $10/mo and above grant you the ability to utilize Funtoo Containers. '''Subscribe by selecting a monthly amount below, and this click ''Subscribe''''':
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These VPS systems are intended for funtoo enthusiasts only. I am providing (particularly in the higher-level plans) generous default resource limits with the understanding that the VPS will be used for general Funtoo use and server stuff.
  
==== Monthly Recurring Support via Credit Card ====
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Compiling with -j(NUM-CPUS+1) is encouraged (this is Funtoo, after all -- I want you to enjoy fast compiles :), but it's not okay to continually max CPU, IO, or network utilization. '''So, no folding@home, massive file sharing, etc. '''
  
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I am currently not supporting IPv6 but will look into adding such support if there is enough interest.
  
==== Monthly Recurring Support via PayPal ====
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'''You are responsible for backups. '''
  
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I reserve the right to change plans and pricing in the future.

Revision as of 19:11, 14 June 2014

Funtoo Linux Hosting

If you support Funtoo Linux, we also want to support you in your Funtoo Linux adventure. Supporters of Funtoo Linux of at least $10/mo can request a Funtoo Linux virtual container. Here are the configurations currently being offered:

  • $10/mo : 3GB RAM, 4 CPU threads, 50GB disk
  • $15/mo : 6GB RAM, 8 CPU threads, 100GB disk
  • $30/mo : 12GB RAM, 12 CPU threads, 200GB disk
  • $45/mo : 48GB RAM, 24 CPU threads, 300GB disk

As you can see, this pricing is well below market rates, and includes fast SSD (solid state disk) storage, one IPv4 address, and lots of bandwidth. We believe that by enabling you to do with great things with Funtoo Linux, our community and technology will benefit. So we see this as a win for everyone.

Container FAQ

Do I get root access?
Yes, you get full root access to your container.
Can I reboot my container?
Yes, reboot normally and it will come back up.
How do I upgrade the kernel in my VPS?
A virtual container shares a kernel with the host, so you do not have the ability to change the kernel from "inside" the container.
Can I run Docker inside my container?
The OpenVZ development team is the largest code contributor to the Linux Containers kernel code (which is part of Docker,) and we use OpenVZ, but right now it is not possible to run LXC inside an OpenVZ container. This may change with the release of newer OpenVZ kernels based on 3.x.
Can I set up my own firewall?
Before you do, please contact me (Daniel) and let me know. I need to flip a few switches in your container to make iptables work properly. Otherwise it will silently fail on stateful firewalls and you may end up locking yourself out of your container.

Getting Started

Once you have signed up for Funtoo Monthly support, contact me (drobbins@funtoo.org) and request a virtual container. You'll need to send me two things:

  1. The hostname you'd like for your container. It will be something.host.funtoo.org.
  2. Attach your SSH public key. I will use this to grant you root access to your container.

Generating SSH Keys

To generate an SSH key pair, do this as the user that you'll be using to log in to your container:

$ ssh-keygen -t rsa

If you specify a passphrase when prompted, your local private key (~/.ssh/id_rsa) will be encrypted, and ssh will prompt you for this passphrase prior to connecting. If you don't specify a passphrase, then you won't need to enter anything to connect but it you need to be extra careful that you don't allow others to access your private key.

The file you will need to send me is ~/.ssh/id_rsa.pub or ~/.ssh/id_dsa.pub. This is the public key... it's safe to send over email since all I or anyone else can use it for is to grant you access to a system using your private key. Just don't send your private key to me.

Policies

The VPS is for your personal use. No reselling.

There is currently no Web panel - these servers will be set up using my own automated tool and you will be provided with ssh access. I can periodically reload VPS images as needed.

This service is offered as a thank-you gift to Funtoo Linux supporters as long as sufficient capacity is available, with no warranty for uptime or anything else.

There are no refunds.

While I host several production sites on this infrastructure, you assume all risk for hosting your production services on your VPS.

I will make a best-effort-only attempt to provide support via IRC and email, and do not offer 24/7 support for your VPS.

US-Legal activities only. No spam will be tolerated.

These VPS systems are intended for funtoo enthusiasts only. I am providing (particularly in the higher-level plans) generous default resource limits with the understanding that the VPS will be used for general Funtoo use and server stuff.

Compiling with -j(NUM-CPUS+1) is encouraged (this is Funtoo, after all -- I want you to enjoy fast compiles :), but it's not okay to continually max CPU, IO, or network utilization. So, no folding@home, massive file sharing, etc.

I am currently not supporting IPv6 but will look into adding such support if there is enough interest.

You are responsible for backups.

I reserve the right to change plans and pricing in the future.