[Numpy-discussion] Move scipy.org docs to Github?

Nathaniel Smith njs at pobox.com
Wed Mar 15 08:24:41 EDT 2017


On Mar 15, 2017 02:47, "Ralf Gommers" <ralf.gommers at gmail.com> wrote:



On Wed, Mar 15, 2017 at 3:21 PM, Matthew Brett <matthew.brett at gmail.com>
wrote:

> Hi,
>
> The scipy.org site is down at the moment, and has been for more than 36
> hours:
>
> https://github.com/numpy/numpy/issues/8779#issue-213781439
>
> This has happened before:
>
> https://github.com/scipy/scipy.org/issues/187#issue-186426408
>
> I think it was down for about 24 hours that time.
>
> From the number of people opening issues or commenting on the
> scipy.org website this time, it seems to be causing quite a bit of
> disruption.
>
> It seems to me that we would have a much better chances of avoiding
> significant down-time, if we switched to hosting the docs on github
> pages.
>
> What do y'all think?
>

Once the site is back up we should look at migrating to a better (hosted)
infrastructure. I suspect that Github Pages won't work, we'll exceed or be
close to exceeding both the 1 GB site size limit and the 100 GB/month
bandwidth limit [1].

Rough bandwidth estimate (using page size from http://scipy.github.io/
devdocs/ and Alexa stats): 2 million visits per month, 2.5 page views per
visit, 5 kb/page = 25 GB/month (html). Add to that pdf docs, which are ~20
MB in size: if only a small fraction of visitors download those, we'll be
at >100 GB.


No matter where we go, we can likely reduce the endpoint bandwidth
requirements substantially by putting something like cloudflare's free tier
in front. That doesn't help for the actual disk size though of course...

-n
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