Learning about server

Simon Smith hello at simonsmith.co
Tue Jun 10 17:55:35 EDT 2014


Hi William

It will live quiet happily with php and mysql and should not cause any
problems.

I remember reading (think it was a forum post Richard commented on) where
there was a question re: cgi vs fast cgi (with fast cgi there is only a
single process so it speeds up execution) He mentioned the disadvantages of
running Fast CGI - if there is a problem and the process gets blocked, it
can kill it for everything on the server, where the LiveCode CGI is pretty
small and executes very quickly and should handle a relatively large load.

I am not certain if there are plans to port LiveCode Server to fast cgi.

I have not come across any benchmarks comparing LCServer to the likes of
php - that would be an interesting experiment to see what the capabilities
of it is.

Something I want to look at (not had a chance yet) is to setup a vps
running the hiawatha webserver (hiawatha-webserver.org). It is smaller than
apache and should run faster as its designed for older servers. That
combined with something like maria db instead of mysql should let you get
quiet a bit out of a small server.

Kind regards
Simon


On Tue, Jun 10, 2014 at 11:21 PM, William Prothero <prothero at earthednet.org>
wrote:

> Simon:
> Re the server installation, one thing that worries me is the server load.
> As a cgi, the livecode app needs to be loaded for every call, AFAIK, and
> would demand a lot from the server. It seemed that the installation where
> it is integrated into the Apache configuration would be best, but I was
> worried that I would screw up the other configuration items. like the php
> and sql configuration directives. So, I installed it, for test purposes, as
> a cgi.
>
> This issue should be addressed in installation tutorials. FYI, I have a
> VPS hosted by liquidweb, which has fantastic customer support and
> reliability.
>
> Bill
>
>
> On Jun 10, 2014, at 1:12 PM, Scott Rossi <scott at tactilemedia.com> wrote:
>
> > Bookmarked :-)  Thanks for this.
> >
> > Regards,
> >
> > Scott Rossi
> > Creative Director
> > Tactile Media, UX/UI Design
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > On 6/10/14 12:49 PM, "Simon Smith" <hello at simonsmith.co> wrote:
> >
> >> Thanks, much appreciated.
> >>
> >> Only put it live a few minutes ago, there is no time like the present
> and
> >> if I don't do it now - then I probably never will. It is also a great
> >> motivation to work on it and try to complete everything that is missing.
> >>
> >> Simon
> >>
> >>
> >> On Tue, Jun 10, 2014 at 9:25 PM, Richard Gaskin
> >> <ambassador at fourthworld.com>
> >> wrote:
> >>
> >>> Simon Smith wrote:
> >>>
> >>> Writing a book would be a mammoth task - and I for one, would not be
> >>>> certain just how large a target market there would be, so they would
> >>>> truly
> >>>> be a labour of love :)
> >>>>
> >>>
> >>> It would indeed.  I've known enough people in the book business that I
> >>> stay with software. :)
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> But for now - this is something I have been dabbling with,
> >>>> http://activethought.net/livecode-server/ its far from complete and
> >>>> hopefully not to many errors and spelling mistakes. It is probably a
> >>>> bit
> >>>> on
> >>>> the simple side - but if it helps one person, then I would be happy.
> >>>>
> >>>
> >>> Nice, Simon!  I hadn't come across that before - well done.
> >>>
> >>> I just sent that URL to Heather to forward to the Web team so it can be
> >>> added to the Resources page at LiveCode.com.  Hopefully we'll see it
> >>> linked
> >>> there soon - good resource, thanks for putting that together.
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> --
> >>>  Richard Gaskin
> >>>  LiveCode Community Manager
> >>>  richard at livecode.org
> >
> >
> >
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