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Best hosting service for Slash?

posted by vroom on 09:48 AM July 23rd, 2003   Printer-friendly   Email story
I'm going to be doing some "big things" with Slashcode but am interested in going through someone to set up Slashcode and the server, so that I can just right in and start building the site. What are the best hosting services out there? Will they set up Slash for me? What kinds of experiences have people had?
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  • Installing Slashcode is a NIGHTMARE. The documentation is TERRIBLE. Even the "idiot's guide" is hard compared to the Drupal or PHPnuke install. I will be running a webhosting service soon on a dedicated 1.5ghz server with 1gb of bandwidth. If you are interested, contact us at
    • What kind of crack are you smoking?

      How hard is "make install" then "install-slashsite" ??

      Just because a system doesn't have the software that's required by slash to install, that's not slash's fault.

      That's like me bitching about having to install crap to get live journal installed and running.

      Yeah, it'd be nice if the distro's came with better LAMP setups out of the box...
      lottadot []
      • suggesting we come up with just that - a "slash" friendly distro distributed by iso image.

        It wasn't accepted. :-)

        "How about you interface with my ass? By biting it!" --Bender
        • That wouldn't be too difficult, actually. Take each new release of Slackware and make the subtle changes necessary to include slash (including the latest Apache and properly-compiled mod_perl as well as slash itself). And while at it, strip all the gui stuff out of it; slash is intended to be run on servers, so make the distro a server distro. I can see it now, SlashLinux!

          Seriously, though, I don't think it could be that difficult. But I've never worked with creating a custom distro. Just my $0.02.

          Windows--The biggest beta test ever conducted
        • Not that I'm got a lot of experience building distro's...

          but I don't find it all that hard to grab the tarballs to perl, mod_perl, apache and mysql and install.

          Honestly, the most difficult problem I've had with it, that I can even recall, is a library problem on redhat 9 after I installed perl from the tarball (after removing the rpms). Apps were missing

          Redhat's pretty close. W/ v9 and 8.x you could get away with firing up cpan and installing the modules it was missing.

          I can't vouch for any
          lottadot []
          • Hmm. Well, I'm better at that stuff, and not so good at perl, yet. :-) I'm all for making a modified Slackware/Slash Distro, with preinstalled slash options... It could happen...

            "How about you interface with my ass? By biting it!" --Bender
  • we are able to provide slashcode hosting for you.... we've been running slashcode for over a year now, and can get your site up and running very quickly - the process takes less than than half an hour. If you have any further questions, please let me know. Our site is at OpenSourceHosting Thanks, Phil
  • We have 3 OC3 links from different backbone providers (Sprint, Genuity, and UUNet) and run our slash sites on a small cluster of Quad Xeon's with 4Gb of ram each running FreeBSD. We promise %99.5 uptime as a result.

    In a typical shared hosting environment, we charge $24.95/mo or less for this service. Dedicated server hosting is more of course, but the vast majority of the people out there don't need to start with a dedicated server. Grow it from the ultra reliable shared hosting package, and save yoursel


    "How about you interface with my ass? By biting it!" --Bender
  • I can help you install and set up slash and can arrange to look after the system. We don't do this normally but I have been runnning for years, and also run and all as slashcode based sites. Check out for more info about my firm.

    We are London, UK based, but of course can use US based hosts if required.
    -- SF and Computing Book News