Learning Hosting Best-Practices From WebFaction (#57)
Learning Hosting Best-Practices From WebFaction
Brandon Craig Rhodes (Rhodes Mill Studios, Inc.)
The rise of WebFaction has been dramatic in the world of Python-friendly
hosting services. What are the secrets to getting the most out of their
features? From the point of view of a customer with no other affiliation with
WebFaction â€” as a customer advising other customers â€” this talk offers
lessons learned in using WebFaction to host everything from lone static
content to multiple Python web applications and services co-existing together.
WebFaction uses some unique techniques to support both user-local and
application-local Python packages. Should you use their special installation
techniques, or install and use virtualenv on your own initiative? Learn the
trade-offs, and learn how not to get yourself in trouble while running
easy_install on WebFaction, my favorite hosting service.
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