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Re^9: What is mod_perlite?

by ikegami (Patriarch)
on Jan 27, 2009 at 18:41 UTC ( #739292=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^8: What is mod_perlite?
in thread What is mod_perlite?

Not for "you", for everyone. Like they already do with mod_php.

The argument being made:

If the host won't install mod_fcgi, why would they install mod_perlite? So why create mod_perlite?

If the host has installed mod_fcgi, what advantage would mod_perlite provide? So why create mod_perlite?

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Re^10: What is mod_perlite?
by Zen (Deacon) on Jan 27, 2009 at 19:04 UTC
    I'm a hypothetical user. My hypothetical $4.95 host won't install anything besides what's there, which is apache, php, and a perl interpreter. I have ftp access only. Can your project do the job?

      I think the trick here is to get mod_perlite to the same status as mod_php, i.e. be provided by cheap web hosts in a way mod_perl isn't (because of the overhead of configuration on their part, and lack of isolation from other customers' code).

      Obviously no cheap web host will do this today since mod_perlite doesn't exist yet. But if there something viable and a demand for it maybe they will provide this kind of support for Perl by default the same way they do for PHP.

      Did that clear anything up?


        Yes, it did. The answer is "no," then. It might be informative to post when mod_perlite has some adoption and can look at it again.
      I don't understand the question. What's my project?
Re^10: What is mod_perlite?
by Anonymous Monk on Jan 28, 2009 at 02:08 UTC

    Every hosting provider has to decide what to provide for their customers on their servers, and the 3 main deciding factors are:

    1. Do a lot of customers want it?
    2. Will it be safe for us to provide?
    3. Will it add any admin and/or support hassles?
    AFAIK, not a lot of shared hosting setups provide mod_fcgi. If mod_perlite answers those three questions better than mod_fcgi, then it will be worth it for them to provide it.

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