merits of Lisp vs Python

Brian Adkins lojicdotcomNOSPAM at gmail.com
Thu Mar 8 06:58:39 CET 2007


Paul Rubin wrote:
> Brian Adkins <lojicdotcomNOSPAM at gmail.com> writes:
>> With prices of dedicated servers and virtual private servers so cheap,
>> why would anyone get a hosting account without root access? 
> 
> Because it turns you into a sysadmin instead of letting specialists
> handle all the OS stuff so you can concentrate on your application.

I'm not sure what "OS stuff" you're referring to, but my interactions 
with my dedicated host are quite similar to when I had a shared hosting 
account (except I never have to contact the hosting company like I used 
to with a shared account - it just keeps humming along).

Besides, this whole thing got started with John resurrecting the 
"industrial strength" argument. I hardly think a shared hosting account 
would be considered "industrial strength". If you're not willing to deal 
with a dedicated server, then I don't think you're serious about 
"industrial strength", right? Not to mention the fact that none of this 
has anything to do with the "industrial strengthness" of the language.

> 
> Also, no VPS where you have to run your own httpd instance (and
> usually your own database if you're using one) can possibly be as
> cheap as a virtual host where you're sharing the same httpd with
> thousands of other sites.

And you *want* to share the same httpd with thousands of other sites?

I can relate to what you're saying. I tried the shared hosting thing 
originally, but the saying, "you get what you pay for" holds some truth 
here.

Maybe y'all should change the thread to "Why don't shared hosting 
companies treat Python customers better?" or something along those 
lines. We seem to have drifted from "Princess Bride" quotes and the 
merits of Lisp vs. Python ;)



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