December 16th, 2004, 12:33 PM
How can I convince the server admin staff to include Python processing?
I am using these geocities websites since I am registered to Rogers and they are offering these Yahoo-Geocities sites for building your site. They have these ads on the site which is annoying but I'm fine with that. My problem is that I want to include cgi files, but they only support Perl and not Python. I have always been using Python and didn't even want to learn Perl, both since Python is more user friendly and second I've heard it'll take over in the near future. But I am just wondering why they do not include Python processing for their servers? Is it really difficult for them? Or it's just not many people have asked them?
Thanks for your help.
December 16th, 2004, 01:02 PM
Probably hard to do--
This is almost an impossible task in my opinion. You could always send a friendly email to the support staff, and see if they have plans to include python in the future. It is my guess that Yahoo/Geocities would need a solid business argument to install python on their servers. Also, their main problem would be support, as the geocities sites are geared more towards simple html/templates and WYSIWYG style tools.
If you are looking for free web hosting options, your good friend GOOGLE says that there are many free and/or inexpensive web hosts that support python, as well as php,perl,mysql, etc.
December 17th, 2004, 07:37 AM
Most *nix distributions come with some version of Python for various reasons, so chances are that they will have Python hanging around somewhere -- so if you can find out where it's installed you should be able to use it. Or so my theory goes .
Originally Posted by djjhouse
As for the solid business argument that djj mentioned you could always point them to: http://www.python.org/Quotes.html and observe there reactions . But if you want to give them a laugh -- always good IMO then you could mail them this:
In anycase you should be able to find a nice free Python host out there. There are enough of them I'm sure but here's a short list to get you started. Google .