[ic] what I need for installation

Lyn St George lyn at zolotek.net
Sat Jan 30 11:25:53 UTC 2010

On Friday 29 January 2010 20:53:24 barb sorensen wrote:
> Hi, I would like to install interchange. I have not yet purchased my server
> space. when I tried to install interchange a few years back I had a lot of
> trouble. I didnt have shell access back then.
> What all, besides shell access, do I need to make sure I have as I look at
> server space to rent.
>  I would like to use these guys 1and1.com for their Linux hosting.
> http://order.1and1.com/xml/order/Hosting;jsessionid=1C930F263523FB6A60F22EF

I have to say that I've just had a run-in with 1and1, over space rented by a 
friend who tried to cancel 3 times and is still being charged for some 
invented fee. Not to be recommended, IMHO.

More to the point, whatever space you rent must have permission to run a 
daemon - many hosts will run a bot to check for unauthorised daemons and kill 
them, many others will just limit the memory used to a figure too low to 
allow Interchange to run. You also need permission to install perl modules - 
if you can't install into the main perl tree then you will need to install 
your own local copy of perl (not difficult, and this is documented in various 
places). Ideally you should be able to alter MySQL/Postgres tables as well. 
At the end of the day, the best value-for-money solution is a VPS where you 
can do whatever you like. I've heard that rackspace have cheap ones that will 
do the job, but there are others out there at various prices (eg, mine are 
not nearly as cheap as rackspace). 

> thanks
> regards
> Barb


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