Is there a way to get a cloud server to host a DHIS2 instance?

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Hi all,

I’m working on my GSoC Project; GSoC 2020: Improving OpenMRS DHIS2 Integration. Currently, I have set up a DHIS2 instance on my local machine for testing purposes. But, it is a resource-consuming setup and a little bit hard to run other applications with that.

May I know is there a way to get a cloud server to host the DHIS2?

@jayasanka could this be of help https://www.dhis2.org/hosting

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You can also try using docker images for hosting your cloud server. Here are some of docker images that you can follow as well

https://github.com/psbrandt/openmrs-platform-docker. Another option could be getting acquited to AWS, this link https://wiki.openmrs.org/display/docs/Installing+OpenMRS+on+Amazon+EC2. however this links i provided can be used as an example to get you going

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@suthagar23 is there a way to allocate some funding to get a cloud server to deploy a DHIS2 instance or give access to an already purchased cloud server. As @jayasanka has mentioned he is unable to deploy a DHIS2 instance in his local machine. I am not sure if there is a standard way in OpenMRS to help GSOC students in these kind of situations.

@jayasanka could you let us know the requirements for the cloud server (RAM, processor, OS etc)

Thanks @gcliff @sharif & @akshika47 for the answers.

Yes @akshika47, I just tried to set up a server with 1GB RAM. But the server gets crashed because of insufficient RAM. According to the specification, it needs a minimum of 4GB RAM and 4 CPU cores for a small server.

https://docs.dhis2.org/master/en/implementer/html/install_server_specifications.html#:~:text=DHIS2%20scales%20linearly%20on%20the,GB%20for%20a%20medium%20instance.

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Hi @cintiadr and @burke,

Is there an existing mechanism for GSOC students to get credits to host a cloud server or an OpenMRS infrastructure which has been already deployed where @jayasanka can run a test DHIS2 server?