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From: barry <slashcode_general@i1...> - 2001-09-22 01:55:20
My ISP is about to upgrade out web hosts from some freakin' roll-your-own
pre-apache server to a more modern type machine. It looks as though if all
else were equal, it would be enough horsepower to run the slash site I am
working on right now (for a while). I would prefer to deploy it there is
I know there will be some issues - the ones that pop to mind immediately are
- how to get the specially build apache on a shared host
- how to install sql locally
- how to install any needed perl modules locally
First, is it possible to do all that?
Second, is it worth bothering?
Third, if it is worth it, how much disk space am I looking at just to get
it all up and running?
The new system is appears to be freebsd 4.3 and apache 1.3.14.
Thanks for the help -
--- Barry Caplan ?bcaplan@...? wrote:
? I know there will be some issues - the ones that pop to mind immediately are
? - how to get the specially build apache on a shared host
? - how to install sql locally
? - how to install any needed perl modules locally
? First, is it possible to do all that?
? Second, is it worth bothering?
? Third, if it is worth it, how much disk space am I looking at just to get
? it all up and running?
All these questions require knowledge of your ISP to answer sensibly.
Only you know how good and flexible your ISP is. With some ISPs this would
all be impossible or too difficult to be worthwhile. With others it would
be a breeze in the park - especially if they offer slash hosting straight off.
My suggestion is
a) install your slashsite locally to see how complicated it is.
b) Discuss with your ISP your requirements and how much time you get from their
c) Do you get a whole virtual machine to yourself? might be worthwhile....
d) diskspace: its in the manual but expect a popular site to require a Gb or more.
e) What about memory usage? The ISP might not want hundreds of virtual host apache
instances using up loads of memory from mod_perl plugins.
(Dave Hodkinson on this list reminded me recently that it is possible to get the front
lightweight apache server to proxy on to a second server which runs slash. This might
be an option for you. Look at the mod_perl docs in detail.)
My bet is that because you have to ask this question it is going to proove too much
hassle for you.
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