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Re^3: What is mod_perlite?

by redhotpenguin (Deacon)
on Jan 26, 2009 at 17:02 UTC ( #738981=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^2: What is mod_perlite?
in thread What is mod_perlite?

'If the "correct" solution to that is "why don't you just give each customer his own private server?", then mod_php still has clear superiority over mod_perl in the $4.95/month hosting market.'

I see your point, but I don't think that the term superiority can be applied to solutions in the $4.95/month hosting market. I'd say that for $4.95 a month, a user would be lucky to get a functioning anything.

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Re^4: What is mod_perlite?
by chromatic (Archbishop) on Jan 26, 2009 at 18:33 UTC
    I don't think that the term superiority can be applied to solutions in the $4.95/month hosting market.

    How many of those hosting accounts support mod_php? How many support mod_perl or (to perrin's point), FastCGI with Perl support? Technical superiority is not the only kind of superiority.

      How many support ... FastCGI with Perl support?

      What is there that makes you think more accounts would support mod_perlite? How would it be easier or safer for them to use or offer? I've read (what I believe are) all the articles on the subject, and asked questions, but still am unable to see any added functionality that mod_perlite brings (and, honestly, it's not for want of trying, I personally don't find shooting down criticising open-source projects to be an enjoyable pastime).

      Technical superiority is not the only kind of superiority.

      So what superiority does mod_perlite bring? Can't be early adopterism or ubiquity, so is it a marketing drive for mindshare? That's got to be based on something. What is that something? Ease of use, ok, fine, but where exactly is it easier to use? Fastcgi is an "apt-get install libapache2-mod-fastcgi" away on my platform, where does mod_perlite get easier than that?


      All dogma is stupid.
        Fastcgi is an "apt-get install libapache2-mod-fastcgi" away on my platform....

        ... and thus you're not using a $4.95/month host.

        For $4.95/month, hosts aren't going to grant shell access, or install custom software, or even configure software such as FastCGI or mod_perl such that it works for all of their shared hosting customers on a single server. I believe mod_perlite has the opportunity to be a very small module, easily distributed, easily installed, and requiring almost no configuration. If it takes 30 seconds to install and configure, that's too much.

        That doesn't make FastCGI bad or mod_perl bloated or useless. mod_perlite has very different goals. Once you're capable of running your own server, I'm sure you can think of lots of ways to achieve those goals. mod_perlite is not intended for people who run their own servers.

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