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Yes cheap shared hosting is what makes problems to me most of the time. As I'm still a small fish and don't want to cash ~ $100+/month for dedicated server I took one of those VPS for my needs. I also sugest that most of the customers should take at least VPS (they start at $20/month) if for nothing else than mod_perl/FastCGI posibility.

The thing is that applications being developed are also to be sold to 3rd parties of which most will have shared hosting. And under those conditions only pure Perl modules will work ...

Anyway - in case you want to start using a new module, you first import it in the repository, then do a new export/chekout (script that builds releases handles it). And then you can use it, right?

Are there any articles/books/whatever on this subject? But something that can be applied to Perl?


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by perrin (Chancellor) on May 30, 2006 at 17:03 UTC
    I'd expect even a shared host to have a compiler installed.

    When adding a new module to the repository, we just check the downloaded CPAN package into a directory and then run the build script. It finds all CPAN packages in that directory and builds them.

    Most of the articles about software deployment and configuration management tend to be about Java, since many LAMP developers do this kind of thing in sloppy ways without much thought. It's only when you get into larger apps that you realize the necessity of thinking through infrastructure like this. However, you may find some useful things in the archives on the http://onlamp.com/ site.

      Ah I don't know if it has gcc but one of shared hostings that I use doesn't have pod2man - so compilation fails ...

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