We’re sorry that your projects have been affected by our downtime, and we understand why you would ask this question, so thanks to those of you who have reached out! We wanted to take a moment to address the recent incidents that have been happening on Glitch.
Having the ability to host a very large amount of projects on rotating containers is part of what makes Glitch special. Recently, we’ve seen a significant growth in apps on the platform. In particular, there’s been an uptick in automated account and app creation; so if you see friends making projects that might be using an inordinate amount of resources, you can ask them to reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. That way we can help them figure out how to create stuff without inadvertently causing any problems.
The good news is our process for preventing similar incidents is moving in the right direction. We have a plan; and every day we get better at increasing the overall health of the platform. If you are interested, our new episode of our podcast, Shift Shift Forward is all about incident response. In the episode, you can hear engineers at Glitch talking about our response efforts. If you prefer reading over listening, check out this related post by one of our engineers on dev.to.
I don’t see any reason why a student would need more computing power or storage, afterall, 200 MB is more than enough for the average developer. Aren’t students also supposed to learn how to make optimized applications that doesn’t need 1GB to work?