Re: LISP web hosting
From: Robert Bruce Carleton (rbc_at_hakuhale.net)
Date: Mon, 22 Mar 2004 00:23:13 -1000
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Do you think clisp would have a smaller memory footprint than cmulisp. If
so, would it still get the job done for server side lisp applications?
Daniel Barlow wrote:
> Robert Bruce Carleton <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> | I presently run a web hosting company based on FreeBSD servers. I've
> | been
> | giving some thought to offering shared server lisp hosting services. Is
> | anyone willing to suggest the kind of lisp environment they'd like to
> | see?
> My experience (a few years ago) with shared server hosting for Lisp
> apps was that the hosting provider regarded my single 50Mb process
> with suspicion and it was always the first thing to get killed (either
> by an OOM killer or by admins; at the kind of price point typical for
> shared hosting it seems that giving your customer a straight
> explanation of what happened to his web server is not required).
> I also had trouble with not having the right kind of privileges to
> open ptys, which made it more difficult than I would have liked to
> run interactive services in the background.
> Eventually I persuaded the customer to splash out for a dedicated host
> (from another company, at that) and everything since then has been a
> lot smoother. If I were in the market for shared hosting again I
> think I'd probaly be looking for UML or something of that nature
> (FreeBSD jails might fit the bill too, I haven't ever really used
> them), but I'd definitely be looking for some admins who actually
> wanted to help and preferably could point at other Lisp-using
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