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Re: How to package programs that make use of a database?

On Wed, Oct 03, 2001 at 10:18:23PM +0200, Marcelo E. Magallon wrote:

>  What do web hosting providers do?  Do they have one http server per
>  customer?

For the most part [*], they just let you all share one big name-based-vhosting
server. And if one of you runs a cgi that lets people do Bad Things, so be it.

If you're trying to run anything even vaguely sensitive, don't do it on a
shared server. If the other users are incompetent, external bad guys will
get your data. If the other users *are* competent, *they* might get it.



[*] ..."in my experience"...
Nick Phillips -- nwp@lemon-computing.com
You should go home.

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