[OT] Re: [thelist] web site registration

Robert Goodyear rob_goodyear at yahoo.com
Wed Oct 31 13:35:34 CST 2001


I thought you were twelve years old? ;-) Didn't you tell us all that in re custom


OK: I seriously owe for that one...

<TIP type="ASP in shared hosting environments" author="Robert Goodyear">
When using ASP (or any other service for that matter) in a shared hosting environment,
you're susceptible to OPP... that's Other People's Problems. Even when run in an isolated
process, I have found that any of the other 49 or so customers on, say, one of HostPro's
servers can bring you down with their sloppy code. And the kicker is that HostPro doesn't
monitor *all* services for reliability. They ping the server for an HTTP response, but
they don't actually invoke an ASP call. So when ASP crashes, it's up to me or some other
client who actually monitors their site to call them up, wait 30 minutes, and ask them to
unload ASP services so it can reload. Not good. But this happens at many HSPs, so get
yourself a little uptime tool and USE IT before your client calls you about their
nonresponsive site.
--- me <me at cgiguy.com> wrote:
> hand deliver this to your boss?
>  i run ecommerce for some fairly large companies
> and i never *require* registration. from site entry to checkout.
> website registration is stupid. at best.
> we gather any required info on the fly.
> for example, if you need shipto info, gather it after the customer
> has clicked on checkout. Not when they first enter your site.
> wanna run em off? do it when they first get to your site...
> thats a sure fire recipe for failure.  wanna win? show em
> your stuff. let them *ask* for it. then ask em for a shipto and
> billto and cc#. bingo. now yer rockin.
> to require registration to read the newspaper is asinine. for what?
> if the ny times wants a cc#, just ask for it. but how exactly
> do they profit by having some bogus info that i give them
> in a registration form? they dont. thats how. they are only
> trying too hard. and they only inconvenience me. oh but maybe
> if i register for the nytimes, they could send me some sales crap
> about a hidden camera or something... big whoop...
> skratch at cgiguy.com
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Bruce Lawson <brucel at glasshaus.com>
> To: <thelist at lists.evolt.org>
> Sent: Wednesday, October 31, 2001 9:26 AM
> Subject: [thelist] web site registration
> > my boss is talking about making people register to read the content on our
> > web site.
> >
> > I believe that most users *hate* giving an email address (and maybe a
> > password too) when  they surf to a site. I know that I never follow links
> to
> > the NY Times (say) because it requires me to register in order to go
> beyond
> > the Front Page, whereas the LA Times doesn't.
> >
> > Am I alone in not wishing to give out my email address 10 times a day - or
> > should i just accept it as an inevitable development of the web?
> >
> >
> > Bruce Lawson
> >
> >

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