4. ISP Problems

The great majority of ISPs provide some CGI service, and more and more run systems that are compatible with Interchange. The new catalog configurator for Interchange makes setup much easier. A word of warning: if you chose your ISP mostly on price, you can expect problems. The low-cost providers typically have heavily-loaded machines and many domains. The more domains and the more load the unhappier you will be with Interchange. Interchange works best on a fast machine with plenty of memory.

A few Internet Service Provider (ISP) systems still have difficulty with one or the other aspect of running Interchange. A few cannot (or will not) run Interchange at all. On top of that, many times ISP personnel are too busy to help, won't help, or don't know enough to help. Some are secretive about details of the setup of their systems.

All in all, you can have a fair amount of confidence that your ISP can run Interchange. Or, you can get one who will. 8-)

No shell access allowed on my ISP.

We're sorry, the Interchange server is unavailable...

Document contains no data or premature end of script headers (especially on BSDI or FreeBSD).

Interchange server only runs for a while, then dies.

My entire home directory is in HTML document space.