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[REBOL] Re: How to find an Internet provider with Rebol CGI capabilities?

From: btiffin:rogers at: 18-Jul-2007 14:52

On Wednesday 18 July 2007 07:34, Alessandro Manotti wrote:
> Hello, > It sounds interesting. > What do you use as web server? Apache and cgi mod for rebol?
Web server is Cheyenne...All REBOL all the time... :) CGI and RSP are functioning and DocKimbel keeps on extending Cheyenne's capabilities, but it isn't Apache, so off-the-shelf modules are not the way of things here at peoplecards. PHP could be installed as support was just announced, but I haven't yet.
> If needed, can I "mount" some extensions? Have you some libraries (extra > features)?
I'm open to all kinds things...accounts on Chester (the redundant server) could be configured to allow a test head server and you could play around to your hearts content. This is a Debian GNU/Linux system, so with the nearly 19,000 preconfigured packages, we are spoilt for choice. I'm willing to work through any options, but that is also part of the downside, you might have to help me to help you to get things set up and running properly.
> Which rebol version do you supply?
Right now I'm running peoplecards using Core, meaning I'm running a beta web server on a beta REBOL/Core but over the last few months everything seems to be working out. Programmer accounts will have any and all versions that I can get hold of.
> I'm a Rebol developer, and I wish to create a particular game in Rebol. > > My problem is server-side: I wish to make it in rebol, but I could make it > even in java or php. > > So I need to compare the services. Basically, a excluded java since > providers are too much expensive and limited.
Again I'll reiterate the downside. I'm a one man shop, there are lot of things I'm not an expert at yet, Given a need, I'm willing to install just about any service if I can get a feeling that I know how to secure it. I'll be honest...I'm still relatively new. There are a a lot of things I haven't done on this end yet...Currently ssh is firewalled to my Dev box, but it is old and tired and if you want to do real CLI work, I'd need to lock down the configuration to get accounts running on the redundant server. That has implications for automatic failover etc etc. In short, I'll try and provide the resources, but things could very well be a little flakey once and a while, as once again, it's a one man show. I've only installed and configured things that I've felt a need for. I'm also pro GNU/Linux and anti (the other PC OS) so if it isn't a Debian service, it doesn't run here. :)
> So I have php and rebol. > > Thank you for your help!
No problem. I'll also offer up an option. When I was living in the near north of Ontario I was admin of a site hosted by Dan is a reseller of web space from a huge server farm down in Denver somewhere. They were ok with me installing REBOL/Core and the service comes with the full fledged cPanel front end and a jail shell. Not cheap, but not too expensive. Cheers, Brian