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

Matthew Brett matthew.brett at gmail.com
Wed Mar 15 11:33:54 EDT 2017


On Wed, Mar 15, 2017 at 2:47 AM, 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.

Maybe we could host the PDF docs somewhere else?   I wonder if Github
would consider allowing us to go a bit over if necessary?



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