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From Sergey Shepelev <>
Subject Re: FW: CouchDB shared hosting
Date Wed, 08 Jul 2009 11:53:30 GMT
On Wed, Jul 8, 2009 at 1:33 PM, Noah Slater<> wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 08, 2009 at 01:26:07PM +0400, Sergey Shepelev wrote:
>> > He clearly means programmatic access, instead of via a GUI interface. If you
>> > had spent any time administrating a shared access computer system, you would
>> > realise how important this question is.
>> >
>> Script changing http server config and making it reload config is a
>> programmatic access. I had spent quite time administering frontend http server
>> and that's why i'm talking about such scripts.
> I'm sure, but your original reply was quite flippant:
>> In fact, there is no such thing in the world, that can't be done "with
>> commands, automatically".
> Without a lot of experience, it is easy to imagine that there are some things in
> CouchDB that cannot be done programmatically. I know that for one of the Java
> based companies I'm involved in, a lot of our back-end systems require complex
> GUIs to change configuration settings - which is a total nightmare.

Sorry for trolling, but overcomplex systems with GUI configurators are
so typical in Java world, sure you should expect a nightmare. :)

>> Because it's the same as if CouchDB would run one database per instance. You
>> just run another thin instance for another database and everything's fine.
>> Multiplexing databases into one instance only makes sense (in my opinion) if
>> we have really thousand of clients per one box and everyone occasionally uses
>> their databases. In that case even lightest instances would fill up memory.
>> Moderate database per box distribution solves this problem.
> Each CouchDB server needs to live on a different port, and this sounds
> problematic if you're offering CouchDB instances to paying customers who expect
> them all to live on the same port. You could do some complex proxy setup, but
> that doesn't sound trivial to automate.

Or, on different ip address which doesn't sound that problematic. Is it?

> Best,
> --
> Noah Slater,

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