[wplug-board] Re: [wplug-plan] Virtual Hosting

Michael H. Semcheski mhsemcheski at gmail.com
Mon Jun 18 16:44:59 EDT 2007

> My two cents on this is if the host is virtual there is zero excuse not
> to be supplied with a root password for the machine.   The headache and
> "going through chain of command" when you let someone else "manage" your
> host is simply not worth it.

My counterpoint is...

I've been using a hosted account without root access for 5 years.
I've run quite a few vhosts under one account, provided mail services
to clients, cvs repositories etc.  Do you know how much time I've
spent in those 5 years on those projects on basic systems
administration tasks?  Its not zero, but that's because of phpBB and
mediaWiki.  But its been very smooth sailing.

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