Homeschool Manager takes to the Clouds

by Chris Olsen

Before developing Homeschool Manager, we searched for technology and service providers who would stand the test of time. We also wanted to use something that was cost effective so we could provide this product at an affordable price even as we grow.

We settled in on using Node.js for our server. It’s an open source product that has a growing community and big business support. The next step was narrowing down our hosting provider.

I’ve used a dozen hosts in different projects over the past decade but our team decided on a new-to-me hosting company called Joyent for three main reasons:

  1. They offer competitive server prices that will allow us to start small and grow fast
  2. Development support is reasonably price even for a startup
  3. Mongolabs (our database provider) is available at the same data center so there’s very little latency

Techie definition for today: Latency – how long it takes our website to respond to your click

Logging out- Chris

Published by Chris Olsen