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From Keith Gable <>
Subject Re: Installing CouchDB on ISP server
Date Sat, 12 Nov 2011 02:29:14 GMT
For almost all Unix software, you'd download the source, extract it, and
run ./configure --prefix=/home/yourusername/softwarename. So for
Erlang/CouchDB, ./configure --prefix=/home/you/couchdb.

But I don't know if CouchDB and Erlang are standard autoconf tools.

Also, all users on the system will be able to access your CouchDB instance,
so be sure not to run it in Admin Party mode.

Keith Gable
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On Fri, Nov 11, 2011 at 8:05 PM, Stephan Bardubitzki <> wrote:

> Our ISP doesn't has any problem with running server processes. So, is it
> possible to install CouchDB in a user space and how?
> Stephan
> On 11-11-11 12:38 PM, Jens Alfke wrote:
>> On Nov 11, 2011, at 12:05 PM, Stephan Bardubitzki wrote:
>> since we naturally don't have root access on an ISP server, I'm
>> wondering whether it is possible to install and run CouchDB in the user
>> space. If so how do I have to do that?
>> If you mean a shared-hosting account, those generally don’t let you run
>> any kind of server process of your own. You’d need a more expensive
>> dedicated server (or virtual-server) account for that. Instead, you can get
>> a free hosted CouchDB server from<http://**<>>
>>  or<http://cloudant.**com <>>.
>> —Jens
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