August 9th, 2003, 07:38 AM
Availablility of Firebird
I'm going to be doing a open source project using Firebird as the backend.
Will this be a great problem finding host who have a firebird DB available, as oppose to using mysql.
I know firebird is technically more advanced, and more feature rich which is why I want to use it, but I'm worried about the actual amount of servers running FB.
Anyone care to comment...
August 11th, 2003, 01:32 PM
August 11th, 2003, 03:34 PM
I recall seeing a list somewhere of host's providing firebird support, just can't remember where it was. If I come accross it again, I will be sure to send you a link to it. Maybe you can create an installable package that hosts can use to provide with the cp software they are using.
~ Joe Penn
August 11th, 2003, 07:58 PM
I can host Firebird databases ... we are a new startup and will get our site done ASAP.
In the meantime ICQ me ( 170238697 [ Craig ] ) or email me ( Hawk@Bothware.com ) for more details ... we can offer any size hosting package at competative rates with mutliple support methods always available.
I'm installing latest Firebird tommorow
And we may also provide PostgreSQL soon aswell.
Servers are Linux based and use Ensim Pro control panel software for maximum security and ease of use for customers.
Just tell us what you need and we'll arrange a custom plan.
August 12th, 2003, 05:18 AM
www.reea.net (here i work ;-)) we do firebird hosting
(also postgresql , mysql) under linux , if you need we can
help you install ibwebadmin just ask for it
August 12th, 2003, 07:49 AM
Yeah I'd like a copy of that if you come across it.
August 12th, 2003, 09:16 AM
August 12th, 2003, 11:48 AM
So very few companies then
August 12th, 2003, 02:53 PM
I think there are more
There was a discussion this year on the developer list (or general?) about this and some
more hosting firms popped up , not many but you can look in the archives ...
August 14th, 2003, 12:25 AM
If the software is going to have pre-requisites which are barely available, then would it not be more appropriate to develop the software so it could run with either MySQL or FireBird ?
Alternativly, you could just add a list of suitable hosts to your project page(s) for it ?
Our URL will be http://www.WebLandLord.net once it's up and running ( server is already on ) .... I know a lot of other hosts, several of which would be willing to install Firebird ... just don't expect any larger companies to follow suit in the near future.
However in the longterm the number of hosts will hopefully grow decently.
November 25th, 2003, 09:14 AM
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