WebFaction
Community site: login faq

I'm working on installing the Perl application OTRS. At this point I've determined that I need my own instance of Apache in order to configure it correctly - I need an httpd.conf file.

What is the best way to do this:

  1. Use the method described in Installing a private instance of the shared apache. This seems reasonable, and should allow me to get any security updates that are applied to the shared apache instance. But is it too heavy weight?

  2. Create a Django app and copy it's apache instance (obviously modifying it's config, etc). Since it seems to copy a https binary, maybe it's only suited for django

  3. Compile straight from source. Rather not fool with it if I don't have to. And then I have to maintain it.

Any recommendations? And does anyone know if mod_perl is available with the sahred apache instance? (not required for me)

asked 21 Nov '13, 05:13

lapomme
32
accept rate: 0%


Hello,

Use method #1. It's not heavy-weight at all. (Each Apache worker usually weighs in at around 5MB of RAM or less when using this method. Mine are at 2.5MB.)

Installing a Django instance and then using its Apache instance will be inferior to #1 because you won't get automatic security updates.

Compiling from source would work, but it's difficult, and again, you don't get automatic security updates.

Regards,

~Christopher S, WebFaction Support

permanent link

answered 21 Nov '13, 16:14

likebike
3366
accept rate: 28%

Christopher, perfect. Thanks for the advice.

(22 Nov '13, 04:14) lapomme
Your answer
toggle preview

Follow this question

By Email:

Once you sign in you will be able to subscribe for any updates here

By RSS:

Answers

Answers and Comments

Markdown Basics

  • *italic* or _italic_
  • **bold** or __bold__
  • link:[text](http://url.com/ "title")
  • image?![alt text](/path/img.jpg "title")
  • numbered list: 1. Foo 2. Bar
  • to add a line break simply add two spaces to where you would like the new line to be.
  • basic HTML tags are also supported

Question tags:

×225
×20

question asked: 21 Nov '13, 05:13

question was seen: 1,941 times

last updated: 22 Nov '13, 04:14

WEBFACTION
REACH US
SUPPORT
AFFILIATE PROGRAM
LEGAL
© COPYRIGHT 2003-2020 SWARMA LIMITED - WEBFACTION IS A SERVICE OF SWARMA LIMITED
REGISTERED IN ENGLAND AND WALES 5729350 - VAT REGISTRATION NUMBER 877397162
5TH FLOOR, THE OLD VINYL FACTORY, HAYES, UB3 1HA, UNITED KINGDOM