Hosting

There are 2 common scenarios for hosting a project developed by consultants.

  1. Consultant Hosted
  2. Mozilla Hosted

Consultant Hosted

Consultant hosted means the 3rd party is taking responsibility for hosting the website. The project is not hosted on Mozilla hardware and Mozilla is not responsible for either performance or uptime.

The following responsibilites should be outlined in a SOW:

Consultant Responsible

  • Billing, either direct or pass through.
    • Include duration of hosting.
    • Provide estimates of all costs (hosting/bandwidth/other) including any possible overages.
  • Ensuring hosting is performant.
    • Ensure project can handle expected traffic.
    • Ensure uptime for duration of project.

Mozilla Responsible

  • Domain Configuration:
    • Registration of any domains.
    • DNS & SSL for any domains.

Mozilla Hosted

Mozilla hosted means the project is hosted on Mozilla hardware. Mozilla is responsible for providing performant hosting.

The following responsibilites should be outlined in a SOW:

Consultant Responsible

  • Delivering Code:
    • Deploying and configuring code that works properly on Mozilla’s Infra.
    • Ensuring project works as intended on Mozilla Infra.

Mozilla Responsible

  • Providing Infrastructure & Documenting Environments & Deployment:
    • Registration of any domains.
    • DNS & SSL for any domains.
    • Providing (if needed) dev, stage and production hosting.
    • Documentation on how code will be deployed to each environment and by whom.
    • Any specific implementation details specific to Mozilla infra.