What We Offer

Our service is built upon Debian GNU/Linux, Kerberos, OpenAFS, and our custom services manager Domtool. Using Domtool, you can configure the behavior of your domains and sites in shared daemons without needing to request anything from a superuser. Since we provide a generic Debian GNU/Linux shell, you can write and run your own daemons in whatever programming language you fancy.

We support Free Software, releasing all of our custom software under Free licenses, and using only Free Software for our infrastructure.

Our servers are hosted as virtual infrastructure at DigitalOcean in New York City.

StorageTen gigabytes of SSD based storage to start. You can request more disk space as needed; we have quotas in place to prevent over-subscription of storage and will grant any reasonable request. We can accomodate around 60G per member currently.
BandwidthWe currently have around 20TB per month outbound transfer quota shared between all servers. If your sites see less than fifty or a hundred gigabytes of traffic per month, we can feasibly host you.
OpenAFSA publicly accessible OpenAFS cell (/afs/hcoop.net/ the whole world round). This lets you access your HCoop storage as if it were local disk on every major operating system.
Web HostingGeneral web hosting with Apache, featuring the usual languages (Perl, PHP, Python) and databases (PostgreSQL and MySQL). Unlike many providers, we'll install most anything available in Debian so you can run that Haskell web application with ease.
EmailMail hosting for unlimited domains (including webmail through Roundcube, IMAP, and POP3 access), with the ability to create virtual mailboxes for friends and family.
Discussion ListsDiscussion lists through GNU Mailman. Members host lists for pretty much anything: volunteer organizations, Linux User Groups, programming language development, even coordinating homebrewing sessions.
ShellA shell account on a machine running Debian's latest stable release. We don't mind folks idling on Libera Chat, and you're free to do things like building software.
Etc.Volunteers host shared services for the benefit of all members. These currently include a git server, managed MoinMoin install, and Jabber (YOU@hcoop.net). We hope to offer GNU Mediagoblin, Diaspora*, Gitorious, darcsweb, and other services in the future (or: insert your idea here).

Joining HCoop

Joining HCoop is easy. There's no monthly commitment required. The current cost is US$7/month and payments are accepted via Paypal. Simply fill out the online application (a separate application is required for persons under the age of 18) and await approval by our Board of Directors (usually within two days).

More Information About Joining

Planet HCoop

Some of our members have weblogs, check out Planet HCoop to learn more and get to know members of our community.