Python Hosting Questions
davebutlerREMOVE at hotmail.com
Thu Dec 20 16:18:45 CET 2001
Thanks for the tip on http://www.hostforweb.com . When I inquired about
possibly upgrading Python, they went ahead and upgraded to 2.2c1!
"Ben Logan" <ben at wblogan.net> wrote in message
news:mailman.1008501019.10128.python-list at python.org...
> I'm not sure what all you are looking for, but we are pretty happy
> with http://www.hostforweb.com. They don't advertise Python, but
> they've got it. They run Redhat, too, which is nice since that's what
> I run.
> <rant target=http://www.dzones.com>
> Whatever you do, do NOT use http://www.dzones.com. They were quick to
> take the money, but when we asked them a simple question a little
> later on, they never answered. We waited days for some answer (they
> advertise <24 hr support) before sending in another support ticket,
> but they never said a bloomin' thing. Nothing!
> HostForWeb's packages start at $5/month, too. Unfortunately, the
> Python version is 1.5.2. I think there are only the standard modules
> installed, but you have compiler access (I was able to compile the
> gdmodule...too bad gdlib wasn't compiled with TTF support, though).
> They might consider installing Python2.x...I don't know.
> On Sat, Dec 15, 2001 at 07:16:40PM +0000, Dave Butler wrote:
> > I am searching for a new hosting company because my existing host does
> > provides many services/technologies (like Python) that I would like to
> > While I evaluate potential hosts, I am uncertain as to which questions I
> > should be asking. Perhaps CLP can help me with my list of questions as
> > relates to Python. Here are my Python questions for the web hosting
> > companies:
> > 1) Which version of Python is installed (it seems it should be at least
> > or 2.1)
> > 2) Is Mod_python supported?
> > Here are some questions I have for CLP:
> > 1) Is Mod_python important if the web site will be very low volume and
> > activity? My understanding is Mod_python avoids starting a new process
> > each CGI execution. This may not be that important in my uses. Any other
> > reasons to require Mod_python?
> > 2) Is it important that the web host provide certain Python modules or
> > just as easy to install those modules I need in my own directories and
> > access them through PYTHONPATH? Are there certain Python-related
> > technologies that must be installed by the host and cannot be installed
> > the user in their home directories?
> > I have found a potential hosting company, http://www.hostignition.com ,
> > offers Python, Perl, PHP4, and JSP/Servlets for $5/month. This seems
> > too good to be true. Any thoughts?
> > Any other advice on this search?
> > Thanks,
> > Dave Butler
> Ben Logan: ben at wblogan dot net
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