Getting my TODO list down

Dave Hodgkinson davehodg at
Thu Sep 4 11:59:03 BST 2008

On 4 Sep 2008, at 11:29, Zbigniew Lukasiak wrote:

> On Thu, Sep 4, 2008 at 11:58 AM, Dave Hodgkinson  
> <davehodg at> wrote:
>> On 4 Sep 2008, at 09:29, James Laver wrote:
>>> We need more people in the community and making Perl work better  
>>> with
>>> shared hosting is one way to do that - it puts us on a level playing
>>> field with PHP.
>> The wrong answer. Reverse proxy on the front then individual mod_perl
>> enabled servers on the back with a very limited MaxClients on each.
>> *never* have an internet-facing app server. and that includes PHP as
>> well as Java and Cold Fusion.
>> You should have been at my talk at the LPW a couple of years ago :)
> I must be missing something - but it looks for me that you are talking
> here about scaling the solution up - making it working for huge loads.
> The problem PHP solved is scaling *down* - that is making it easy to
> deploy your application and what follows making it also cheap.  This
> means you can start your website on shoestring and only if it is
> sucessful you'll need to pay for the additional load it generates (but
> then you'll have the money for that).  In short it enables
> experimentation with all possible web applications.  It avoids the
> up-front costs - just like the Agile techniques in programming.

But shared hosting is *exactly* the problem of scaling up.

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