Dear WebHare community,
Using WebHare, a small website is created for a research group. The content is quite static, although some of it is provided by other systems (using jquery.js to include it). Currently, the site is hosted by using the WebHare container for docker, but the site needs to move to a server that is more reliable (better uptime, less interference from other applications).
It would be nice if the content of the WebHare site could be exported, such that it can be serviced by an Apache server. The content in the output/hostname directory seems to be suitable for that, but it is unclear whether that is complete and what functionality would be missing (probably handling of forms). Is such export functionality available?
The reason to ask: for hosting, we have the following options:
- Using a service provider (like the Dutch HostNet). For web hosting, it provides the standard tools (Apache, mysql, php, node.js), but doesn’t support Docker containers, like the one provided by WebHare.
- Using a VM based solution, where we have full control over the system and can install Docker or WebHare. The VM allows easy host migration for better uptime, but at a higher cost (monthly fee and system maintenance of the VM).
- Using a dedicated (physical) server to run WebHare, which introduces additional maintenance overhead, but might be more cost effective depending on the monthly fee of a VM.
The first option (web hosting using Apache) would be the most convenient. The website would be maintained on a separate server (without the uptime and public access requirements) and synchronized towards the Apache server. Is this feasible? If so, what are the restrictions w.r.t. functionality?