[Moin-user] Installing MoinMoin on a typical web host

George Dinwiddie lists at iDIAcomputing.com
Sun Dec 6 13:37:02 EST 2009


I've not moved to 1.9 (in fact, I'm still running 1.8.4), but I do have 
it running on a shared server (DreamHost).

When I upgraded to 1.8.4, I installed everything under one directory 
(moin-1.8.4-installed) to make things easier to upgrade in the future. 
I put the bin, lib, & share directories under that, as well as my 
wikifarm directory which contains the configs & contents for the wikis 

I don't have access to the apache config, either, but I use .htaccess to 

ReWriteEngine on
ReWriteRule ^moin(/.*)? _moin.cgi$1

Does that help?

  - George

Marcel Stör wrote:
> For someone coming from the PHP-corner going through the install docs  
> at http://master19.moinmo.in/InstallDocs/ can be a somewhat  
> intimidating experience. At least if the "1 minute MoinMoin install"  
> doesn't suit you.
> For me it isn't a matter of lack-of-know-how, but rather a matter of  
> lack-of-latitude.
> I would like use MoinMoin on the hosting account with my ISP i.e. I  
> don't run my own server. Therefore, I don't have admin rights, I can't  
> control Apache by myself and I can't use a shell. What I can do/use:  
> FTP...I can also set up virtual directories (activating CGI and  
> FastCGI for them) and I can configure mod_rewrite rules.
> Looking at Python as "just another scripting language" (I assume for  
> those who love it it's a bit more ;-)) I assume that it should be  
> possible to run MoinMoin in such a confined environment. I simply  
> haven't found related hints the docs or the FAQ.
> Regards,
> Marcel

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