[thelist] Hosting recommendations (Part 2)

Joel Konkle-Parker jjk3 at msstate.edu
Sun Mar 9 08:48:01 CST 2003

Cake wrote:
>>Is this sort of thing rare?
> Well I've found that $0-$20/month hosts won't allow it at all;
> $20-$100/month hosts have no problem giving you totally unrestricted
> access; $100+ hosts won't allow it at all, unless you have a dedicated
> server.
> The reason is that mod_rewrite is dangerous - a badly written directive
> can crash the server. Cheap hosts won't take the risk; medium hosts do
> it all with VM servers so they don't care; expensive hosts won't take
> the risk, unless you have a dedicated server.
> James

All I really want to do is map domain.com/path/to/article to
domain.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?articlename and have the user still see
the 'easy' URL. Is there a better way?

- Joel

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