[ic] what I need for installation

Peter peter at pajamian.dhs.org
Mon Feb 1 04:54:50 UTC 2010

On 31/01/10 00:25, Lyn St George wrote:
> On Friday 29 January 2010 20:53:24 barb sorensen wrote:
>> Hi, I would like to install interchange. I have not yet purchased my server
>> space. when I tried to install interchange a few years back I had a lot of
>> trouble. I didnt have shell access back then.
>> What all, besides shell access, do I need to make sure I have as I look at
>> server space to rent.
>>  I would like to use these guys 1and1.com for their Linux hosting.
>> http://order.1and1.com/xml/order/Hosting;jsessionid=1C930F263523FB6A60F22EF
>> 0A517107D.TCpfix140a?__frame=_top&__lf=Order&linkId=hd.nav.eueprodukte&linkT
>> ype=txt&linkOrigin=Instant
> I have to say that I've just had a run-in with 1and1, over space rented by a 
> friend who tried to cancel 3 times and is still being charged for some 
> invented fee. Not to be recommended, IMHO.
> More to the point, whatever space you rent must have permission to run a 
> daemon - many hosts will run a bot to check for unauthorised daemons and kill 
> them, many others will just limit the memory used to a figure too low to 
> allow Interchange to run. You also need permission to install perl modules - 
> if you can't install into the main perl tree then you will need to install 
> your own local copy of perl (not difficult, and this is documented in various 
> places). Ideally you should be able to alter MySQL/Postgres tables as well. 
> At the end of the day, the best value-for-money solution is a VPS where you 
> can do whatever you like. I've heard that rackspace have cheap ones that will 
> do the job, but there are others out there at various prices (eg, mine are 
> not nearly as cheap as rackspace). 

Agreed on the above points, and I have used Rackspace cloud servers for
as little as $12/month to run Interchange.  There is a guide for setting
up a Rackspace cloud server and installing Interchange on it at


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