Help! Host is reluctant to install Python

Premshree Pillai premshree.pillai at
Wed Jan 26 04:17:44 EST 2005

There are quite a few hosts who offer Python support, no? Maybe you
could change hosts. Pair offers Python, AFAIK.

On Tue, 25 Jan 2005 13:15:45 -0500, Daniel Bickett <dbickett at> wrote:
> I've been trying to convince my host to install python/mod_python on
> his server for a while now, however there are a number of reasons he
> is reluctant to do so, which I will outline here:
> 1. His major reason is optimization. He uses Zend's optimization of
> PHP as an example, and he has stated that python is rather resource
> consuming.
> 2. Another one of his points is that he is unexperienced in installing
> python, and he would not know how to do it securely. By 'securely',
> I'm assuming he means disallowing a malicious (or ignorant) user from
> harming the server
> And, in light of point #1, I suggested that if there wasn't any
> optimization immediately available, he could just enable it for my
> account (thus lessening potential resource consumption at any given
> time), to which he retorted "Do /you/ know how to do that?", and I
> must say, he has me cornered ;-)
> I have no experience with this sort of thing, so I'm asking a little
> assistance in the direction of any documents or websites (or what have
> you) I could show him in order to answer some of these questions, or
> perhaps even some unspoken ones -- anything worth noting. (all I'm
> really going to do is link him to this thread once it has accumulated
> any answers)
> Thank you all for your help :)
> Wishing-to-be-liberated-from-the-clutches-of-PHP-ly y'rs,
> Daniel Bickett
> --

Premshree Pillai

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