Hi. Were you referring to Frappe Cloud? If yes, the rate of $25 per month is pretty confusing as it gives the user only One Hour per day to use. Any average company will have atleast 10 users who will be logged in the system for 8 hours every day. So my question is, what are we getting in $25?
$25/mo gets you 2 hours of CPU timed billed in 1 second increments per day.
Days with zero usage are not billed.
Use case: (ALL Times are totally wild guesses)
Light Day: Do regular business stuff like login (CPU=2 sec), update Project statuses (CPU=8 sec), run P&L (4 sec), enter 100 Payables (200 sec), answer 20 customer queries (50 sec) Total is probably less than 15 minutes for the whole day. 8 hours of human time, but only a few minutes of CPU time.
But running intensive reports, doing large imports, exports, or deletions, operating a web site with multiple visitors going to lots of pages and it starts to add up.
It doesn’t help that many of the reports are poorly coded and have many loops through the code that are not really needed. I have recently paid to have several of those reports cleaned up so they run faster for some of my clients.
When you start factoring some of that wasted CPU time into the billing equation it doesn’t necessarily look good for that kind of business model.
Self hosting is better if you have good technical know-how.
in my case, I have tried and succeed, but not in long run. You need to make additional effort to maintain those servers. Those are very painful area.
So I then turn in to google, AWS and so on with high price and low cores and low RAM.
Then I found a solution and it is working like a charm.
Yeah, I understand that it might be nice to share, but they would NOT likely do you or anyone else much good since all I have left in my client base are v10 and v11 users. Also the fact that I cannot contractually share code I have developed for some of my clients with anyone else because they want the advantage of making use of their investment in code correction before it is released to the public (because we charge them when they want code work done).
The purpose of my post was to point out that folks wanting to gain performance advantages can do so for little investment in code rework one time versus over paying for additional resources forever to the hosting provider.
You just sound angry. Sorry for your performance issues, but my original premise still stands. You can spend a little now with a good report coder and save in the long run on hosting if you run extensive reports a lot during your use of the system.