View Full Version : Moveable Type on Westhost Account?

02-24-2004, 10:34 PM
From: Movable Type Requirements (http://www.movabletype.org/requirements.shtml) page...


I am interested in running a weblogging content management system called Movable Type (http://www.movabletype.org/) on my account. This system has the following requirements:

* The ability to run custom CGI scripts
* Perl, version 5.004_04 or greater

And, either:

Support for the DB_File Perl module *OR* MySQL & the DBD::mysql module

Does my account on your service meet these three requirements?

Thank you.

02-25-2004, 01:59 AM
Yes, you're account should be fine for Movable Type.

You get:
Perl V5.6.0
DB_File V1.72

For DBD you will need to install the optional Perl_MySQL libs through the site manager.

Welcome aboard, and if you have any problems, this is the right place to ask.



02-26-2004, 02:54 PM
I'm running MT on my website which is hosted by WestHost (http://www.richardz.com) and it works great. I would recommend setting up the MySQL database while staying far away from the Berkley DB option. Goodluck and post your blog url when it's up and running!

03-07-2004, 09:51 PM
Howdy! I use Moveable Type too at my website, www.bagatellen.com

A friend and I are in the process of transferring all of our files from our old webhost (the evil www.gisol.com) to our new home here at Westhost. My domain still points to the old server until I can get things running here.

Any input anyone can provide on transferring MYSQL db's and setting up user info to match the old data would be GREATLY appreciated.


03-07-2004, 09:52 PM
I should add that the old server does NOT offer a shell account, so I'm stuck with using phpMYADMIN.

03-08-2004, 05:45 AM
You should have not problem using phpMyAdmin to do what you want to do. Not sure what you are moving but in phpMyAdmin you can save all the data to a file that you can download. You may have to break it up into to different files to get it done.

phpMyAdmin simply saves a file that has the sql needed to insert it into a database on a different server. You can choose to save only the data or only the structer of a table. You might start with saveing the sturcter and moveing it and then move the data.