[drupal-devel] Re: drupal-devel Digest, Vol 34, Issue 65

Allie Micka allie at pajunas.com
Mon Oct 24 00:25:30 UTC 2005

> I have no idea if and how this grant might affect Drupal's users to  
> run it
> on shared hosting. I suspect that there will probably some hosters  
> that
> cause problems - probably the same that cause problems with the  
> permission on MySQL 4. This would be only another reason to recommend
> users to change hosters to such hosters that can do an upgrade from  
> Mysql
> 3 to 4 _and_ read the upgrade docs.
> I suggest that you or somebody else who is interested in the issue  
> simply
> tries to run current Drupal HEAD on such a hosting account and reports
> back.

FWIW, The default value for MySQL's Create_tmp_table_priv is 'N'.

Many shared hosting providers create a single administrative user  
with a GRANT ALL.  While this is a bad idea, users on such a provider  
will not see any difference.

Other hosting providers create administrative users and also site- 
specific users with minimal permissions.  Odds are good that sites on  
these hosts will throw errors.  We are in this category, and because  
roughly 1/3 of all sites we host use Drupal, we added the LOCK TABLES  
privilege to the list of site-user permissions.  Frankly, I'm not too  
excited about adding yet another privilege to the list.

+1 on using "big, bold letters" to highlight this issue in the docs
+1 on donning flame-retardant attire and readying the fire extinguisher

And because I'm a fan of the "too many settings!" dialog gridlock,  
I'll pose a question:  can the advanced search features be optional?

Allie Micka
pajunas interactive, inc.

scalable web hosting and open source strategies

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