On 7/10/07, <b class="gmail_sendername">Lennart Borgman (gmail)</b> <<a href="mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org">email@example.com</a>> wrote:<div><span class="gmail_quote"></span><blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="border-left: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); margin: 0pt 0pt 0pt 0.8ex; padding-left: 1ex;">
J-P Stacey wrote:<br>> One option for a hosting company is to run their own core Drupal system,<br>> with each customer being able to edit the contents of a subdirectory in<br>> the sites/ directory. That way they can keep control over much of the
<br>> behaviour, keep it patched, remove CPU-hungry bits at their own<br>> discretion etc. I've not heard of anyone doing this yet, though.<br><br>Thanks J-P.<br><br>I have always wondered why an installation like that is not the standard
<br>for shared web hosts. A problem is perhaps incompatibilities at when<br>upgrading, but that could be solved by having the customer specific part<br>pointing to a special location. When the web host upgrades Drupal (and
<br>other similar software) they could just do a fresh install in a new<br>location.<br><br>At the web host I am currently using they do not handle Drupal,<br>WordPress etc that way (which surprised me a lot when I first saw it).
<br>Does Drupal have builtin support for this installation structure?<br><br></blockquote></div><br>Specialized hosts (e.g. Bryght) does that already (have their own repository<br>
and sanctioned modules.<br clear="all"><br>However, most shared web hosts are small operations, or simply not into <br>maintaining code of any kind. They are motel operators, not caterers, builders,<br>or engineers. If they do this for Drupal, they have to do it for 100 other things
<br>their customers ask for. <br><br>This is why there are things like Fantastico, which provides this feature for web <br>hosts, and they subscribe to it and give it to their customers as a feature.<br><br>So, don't expect any shared host to do this any time soon.
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