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Re: perl cgi shared hosting memory limit problem

by sundialsvc4 (Abbot)
on Jul 10, 2013 at 12:02 UTC ( #1043456=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to perl cgi shared hosting memory limit problem

#define FLAME ON ... :-D

First, you have to find a hosting company that doesn’t presume that the letter “P” in “Perl” doesn’t stand for “PHP.”   (Tip:   if they spell it PERL, i.e. uppercase-only, run like hell ...)

I had a site running for many years on (Omitted) without trouble, even though their Perl was ancient.   But one day it “unexpectedly” just stopped working, and when I logged-in to check it, the ulimit was set so small that the cpan command wouldn’t run!   (Fortunately, cpanm still did.)   The number of Apache-workers running on that ridiculously-tiny VM was ridiculously-large, and I am quite sure that every site except mine was running PHP.   (They had a Big Phat PHP with all the options turned-on.)   So, I loaded-up my site and moved it to a much nicer home.   They never bothered to announce any of the changes that they had obviously been making over time.

Mind you, it’s not that I have anything against PHP, because I don’t.   (“If it on-ly had a brain ...”)   ;-)   But, shared hosting companies know which side their bread is buttered-on, and they squeeze a server until it hurts.

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