LC Server style survey: co-mingle code w/HTML?

Richard Gaskin ambassador at
Wed Dec 6 17:34:14 EST 2017

Rick Harrison wrote:

 > Hi Richard,
 >> You use Wordpress.
 > After exploring Wordpress a couple of years ago I decided not use
 > Wordpress.
 > I do not use Wordpress.

My bad, though earnestly I must admit I don't understand this thread: 
if we're not talking about Wordpress, what are we talking about and why 
has so much of this thread been about Wordpress?

 > No one said Web hosting was an easy business,
 > but it needs to be become better.  No company should
 > threaten it’s users to do XYZ upgrade or suffer the
 > loss of their accounts.  If it is that important, then the
 > company should make the upgrade process very
 > simple or automatic, or not offer that particular piece
 > of software if it is so vulnerable that it threatens the
 > security of the entire system.

I'd like that too.  But as with much of life, what I want and what the 
world offers me is often different. ;)

I do see managed services.  But like Simon said, they're not cheap.

 > I objected to the fact that Run-Rev hyped Wordpress to
 > it’s On-Rev users, and after encouraging them to
 > snap it up, then later slapped them.

One man's "slapped" is another man's "please read the Terms and 
Conditions".  I don't use on-rev and haven't seen their ToC so I don't 
have an opinion there.  But from what I've heard their policies don't 
seem unusual, at least compared to the half-dozen or so hosting 
companies I've used over the years.

Maybe the bigger problem is with shared hosting in general.  Like you 
say, it's useful for certain types of low-traffic sites with limited 
config needs.  But once you get a large enough audience or want the 
freedom to add persistent services, VPSes are hard to beat.  It means 
more responsibility, but also more freedom.

  Richard Gaskin
  Fourth World Systems
  Software Design and Development for the Desktop, Mobile, and the Web
  Ambassador at      

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