Cindy, sorry, I realize that was vague. I have shell access on Site5,
but since you're using shared resources, they monitor your CPU/memory
usage. During high volume on a particular server, they'll kill
processes that are running to make sure they can meet demands. This
*could* happen when you're trying to compile something, which tends to
be CPU-intensive, although it just depends.
I've had their trigger kick in while trying to install ruby gems,
although it's completely unpredictable (that is, based on all sorts of
variables) - sometimes the gems install with no problem, other times
they're killed. Compiling yaz is probably less of an issue (the
makefile calls lots of things that run intensely, but quickly) than
the pecl install of php/yaz.
Running things in nice (http://linux.die.net/man/2/nice) probably
helps your chances, but YMMV. I don't think this policy is exclusive
to Site5, pretty much all of the major shared web hosting providers
will have something similar in place, otherwise users could constantly
have processes running in shells.
Like I said, though, it shouldn't be a problem, it just might take a
few tries (which will be less work, in the long run, then running your
On Tue, Mar 8, 2011 at 10:05 AM, Cindy Harper <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Sorry - what do you mean by "triggers their usage monitor" - CPU usage above
> a certain threshold? Or they don't allow compiles? I spoke with Bluehost,
> and they indicated that if I got SSH access, I could try to compile it
> myself. I'll check to see if this is possible with Lunarpages, which we now
> have accounts with.
> Cindy Harper, Systems Librarian
> Colgate University Libraries
> [log in to unmask]
> On Mon, Mar 7, 2011 at 1:58 PM, Ross Singer <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> Cindy, I think this might be possible, depending on the provider. I
>> have a site on Site5 and this seems pretty doable (it looks like I
>> might have even tried this at some point, since I seem to have a
>> compiled version of yaz in my home directory). It would probably take
>> some rooting around in the forums to see how people successfully are
>> installing PECL extensions and it might take a few tries to compile
>> yaz successfully (since if it triggers their usage monitor, they'll
>> kill the process), but I think it would be worth a shot. I would
>> definitely recommend this before jumping to a VPS (and let's be
>> realistic, everybody, if you're being this blasee about running a VPS,
>> you are either investing some time/expertise sys admining it or you
>> have an insecure server waiting to be exploited).
>> Good luck!
>> On Mon, Mar 7, 2011 at 1:17 PM, Cindy Harper <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> > I guess I was hoping to have service such as that provided by my current
>> > hosting service, where security,etc., updates for L A M & P are all
>> > taken
>> > care of by the host. Any recommendations along those lines? One that
>> > provides that and still lets me install what I want? My service
>> > suggested
>> > that I go to a VPS account,where I'd have to do my own updates.
>> > Cindy Harper, Systems Librarian
>> > Colgate University Libraries
>> > [log in to unmask]
>> > 315-228-7363
>> > On Mon, Mar 7, 2011 at 11:00 AM, Han, Yan
>> > <[log in to unmask]>wrote:
>> >> You can just buy a node from a variety of cloud providers such as
>> >> Amazon
>> >> EC2, Linode etc. (It is very easy to build anything you want).
>> >> Yan
>> >> -----Original Message-----
>> >> From: Code for Libraries [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of
>> >> Cindy Harper
>> >> Sent: Sunday, March 06, 2011 10:54 AM
>> >> To: [log in to unmask]
>> >> Subject: [CODE4LIB] LAMP Hosting service that supports php_yaz?
>> >> At the risk of exhausting my quota of messages for the month - Our LAMP
>> >> hosting service does not support PECL extension php_yaz. Does anyone
>> >> know of
>> >> a service that does?
>> >> Cindy Harper, Systems Librarian
>> >> Colgate University Libraries
>> >> [log in to unmask]
>> >> 315-228-7363