[FGS] Installing on shared server

Normand Savard nsavard at mapgears.com
Mon Feb 2 10:48:32 EST 2009

Jeff McKenna wrote:
> Ossi,
> I have been following this discussion because I was in a similar 
> situation to yours: using FGS on a shared CentOS host.  In fact I was 
> using FGS in that environment for almost a year (FGS's Apache defaults 
> to port 8080 so that is how I accessed MapServer in their 
> environment)..however, recently my hosting provider got wind of that 
> fact that I was using my own Apache and they forced me to shut that 
> apache service down, since it violates their security policies.  So if 
> you continue down the shared hosting path with FGS just beware of this 
> possibility (I've since moved to a dedicated server).  And keep in mind 
> that there is yet another possibility: using a hosting provider that has 
> mapserver services (http://trac.osgeo.org/mapserver/wiki/HostingProviders)
> None of this helps your issue, but I just wanted to let you know that 
> you're not alone on this battle!
Thank you Jeff for you help.  I didn't know that.


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