Subject Re: [firebird-php] Re: Php-firebird relationship
Author Andre van Zuydam
Hi Miles

I agree with you about the hosting, it is the problem I have had with the
solutions we develop, to this end we now have 3 dedicated servers which
support Firebird hosting for our websites and various applications.
Often the customer is not really interested in what is running their
system, only that it works.

Ibwebadmin is a very good tool which could easily be incorporated into a
cPanel interface.

Seeing as MySQL was just distributed until recently on every Linux distro
the ISPs naturally just made it part of their offering.

I doubt that 90% of hosted solutions are even running MySQL legally, I
believe it is $2000 per year for a single processor standard edition for
commercial purposes.

I haven't really looked into whether ISPs have started to offer Firebird
hosting recently, back when we were looking they didn't exist.

Perhaps the only way to address this is to start a hosting company that
will do this.

On Fri, Dec 9, 2011 at 6:11 PM, Myles Wakeham <myles@...> wrote:

> **
> Andre van Zuydam wrote:
> >I would just like to point out that on the Ubuntu Linux distribution
> one can with a single apt-get line install a full working Apache + PHP +
> Firebird environment.
> True, but people who develop in PHP need a place to host their web
> application - not just develop it. Its not normally hosted from their
> desktop development system. Its the hosting services that need to be
> evangelized for this, and typically they are not running Ubuntu on their
> servers - its OS distros like CentOS, Debian (pure), etc. that we need
> to be included in, IMHO.
> Then the likes of cPanel will see it, add it as a 'standard DB option',
> and you've got hosting companies offering Firebird hosting inexpensively
> to folks who will consider it.
> Myles
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> Myles Wakeham
> Director of Engineering
> Tech Solutions USA LLC
> Phone +1-480-451-7440


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