[CentOS] [OT] Godaddy hell...
jpyeron at pdinc.us
Fri Apr 3 18:45:32 UTC 2009
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> From: centos-bounces at centos.org
> [mailto:centos-bounces at centos.org] On Behalf Of Warren Young
> Sent: Friday, April 03, 2009 12:30
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> Subject: Re: [CentOS] [OT] Godaddy hell...
> Jason Pyeron wrote:
> > 0: we do not want the admin responsibility for the box. We
> even don't
> > want to change configurations.
> But you do want to install software. It's possible to
> install some kinds of software without root access, but
> you're cutting yourself off from a huge world of software
> that doesn't allow this.
Exactly. We will only need to push our "web application" and pull our logs.
> You can maybe install some simple CGI programs, and you'll
> have to build everything from source, because you can't
> change the RPM DB, you can't make servers listen on ports <
> 1024, you'll have to reconfigure/rebuild anything that wants
> to put config files in /etc.... I don't see why you'd
> shackle yourself like that. You don't get "yum install thingy"
> without root access.
We can use rsync over ssh, scp, or subversion over ssh/https to do our push and
pulls. No need for more ... (insert 640k jokes)
> Everyone's pushing you to one of the VPS providers because
> that's what all the cool kids are doing now that VM
> technology is commoditized.
I do not have an opinion on this.
> And on that note, we use VPSLink. Their parent company,
> Spry, offers VPSes with more hand-holding, at a higher price.
> You can get VPSes from either with various flavors of CentOS on them.
Not insearch of hand holding, but out sourced responsibility, hence the SLA.
> And I can warn you off of WebIntellects. Not bad people, but
> I left them because their systems management policies were
> too lackadaisical.
Good to know, this is the Godaddy issue right now.
> If you were willing to monitor your site 24x7 from the
> outside, you could maintain good uptimes.
Not willing to take responsibility, but willing to pay for it.
> Otherwise, your
> site could be down for hours until you noticed it, but they
> would start counting the downtime from the time your reported
> the problem, not from when it actually went down.
Could automate: * * * * * pingscript.sh || emailsupportscript.sh
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