[Catalyst] Hello, Deployment of Catalyst apps in a shared web hosting account without shell

Gerda Shank gs364 at cornell.edu
Fri Oct 3 14:50:14 BST 2008

Ari Constancio wrote:
> I'm new to Catalyst, and would like to know if it is possible to
> deploy Catalyst apps in a shared web hosting account without shell?
> For what I've read, it seems not possible but I need to be sure.
I have a Catalyst app deployed on shared hosting (with shell access), 
and if I had to do it without shell access, in theory I suppose that I 
could copy my locally installed Perl and my app directories and get it 
to work. You wouldn't need to use cgi, you could use fastcgi and an 
.htaccess file. The key would be to set it up somewhere where you do 
have access and copy it over.

But I really don't recommend it. You get really poor access to error 
messages and there's just too much you can't do, so quite possibly you 
might not be able to get it to work at all. There are a number of pretty 
cheap shared hosting sites (around $60 per year) that do allow shell 
access. I suggest you choose one of them. There's a list of some of them 
on the Catalyst wiki at:


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